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Not sure what this is. Stuck in dirt wheel well?

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Come to think of it, there was an old TSB about this. Google NISSAN; INFORMATION ON PAINT STAINS CAUSED BY TIRE DRESSING
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Kasakato wrote:
Sep 15th, 2015 6:09 pm
Come to think of it, there was an old TSB about this. Google NISSAN; INFORMATION ON PAINT STAINS CAUSED BY TIRE DRESSING
Nice find. What to do now? They messed up but still can't do anything. So does this mean there is not way to fix this.
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Damn, I have a pearl white NISSAN Rogue 15 and I don't see such stains on it.
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domo325 wrote:
Sep 15th, 2015 6:30 pm
Damn, I have a pearl white NISSAN Rogue 15 and I don't see such stains on it.
Don't use tire dressing. I wonder if the water based stuff is okay
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DdBigs wrote:
Sep 15th, 2015 6:57 pm
Don't use tire dressing. I wonder if the water based stuff is okay
I use PERL without any issues, it dries very quickly and has never slinged. If it did, it would just wash off. The dealer stuff is garbage apparently.
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DdBigs wrote:
Sep 15th, 2015 6:21 pm
Nice find. What to do now? They messed up but still can't do anything. So does this mean there is not way to fix this.
I would go with the chemical solutions presented first. Always use the less aggressive solution first. Failing that, you can try a polish/compound. Failing that (eek), you can go with the sand and repaint.
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DdBigs wrote:
Sep 15th, 2015 5:56 pm
Any bug and tar remover? CT has the turtle was bug and tar or the goo gone?
Any Bug & Tar remover should do. I've used the Turtle Wax version in the past with success. Read the label carefully and follow the directions. If anything, be generous with how long you let it sit, and it's better to come at it with 2-3 applications instead of trying to get it in one go and rubbing/cleaning too hard. Only go back to the dealer if that fails.
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DdBigs wrote:
Sep 15th, 2015 5:56 pm
Any bug and tar remover? CT has the turtle was bug and tar or the goo gone?
I use turtle wax brand. It does work, just let it soak. So much better than having the dealer buff out the original clear coat and crap!
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cheapmeister wrote:
Sep 15th, 2015 8:11 pm
I use turtle wax brand. It does work, just let it soak. So much better than having the dealer buff out the original clear coat and crap!
I don't think so. Its dark out and I only let it soak for 10 minutes but didn't do anything. I can try longer tomorrow but I don't think its gonna do anything.
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Sep 15th, 2015 8:42 pm
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I guess I can also try. Good to have anyway if it doesn't work. Just like the tar and bug remover.

Do I need a certain type? Canadian Tire okay or can I go anywhere else near Markham?
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DdBigs wrote:
Sep 15th, 2015 9:00 pm
I guess I can also try. Good to have anyway if it doesn't work. Just like the tar and bug remover.

Do I need a certain type? Canadian Tire okay or can I go anywhere else near Markham?
Unless you want to get higher quality stuff, the mothers kit will do. Although if the shine is below the surface it may not pull it out.
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Try some yellow claybar. Can't remember the brand off top of my head. Don't forget to use claybar lubricant.

Like someone else said the dressing cannot go below the clear coat. Do not sand it.
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Try WD-40 first. It's has some sort of detergent in it, works well for road grime.
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acheuk wrote:
Sep 15th, 2015 9:40 pm
Try WD-40 first. It's has some sort of detergent in it, works well for road grime.
I tried a small little spot and it did nothing. It just looks baked in and not coming out. Its so weird because I had those spots right above the plastic parts on the metal and that comes off. I'll try claying it as a clay bar wouldn't be bad to have anyway.

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