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This is a discussion on ugly bug stains... within the Detailing Forum forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; i bought my car used, to start this off. The front of my car is spoted by these bug marks ...

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    ugly bug stains...

    i bought my car used, to start this off.
    The front of my car is spoted by these bug marks that won't come off..
    I tried waxing it, scratch-x it, turtle wax bug remover..etc..no good..
    I guess these were from the previous owner lack of washing, letting these bugs bake in the sun and stain to the paint. The bug marks stayed soo long that it became white..

    Does anyone have any idea how to get these off.?
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    i duno if its the bugs..but they seem to be attracted to my subby..its a pita to get them all off. if you complete this task..post sum pics.because u r worthy of a
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    Possibly a claybar or simple green? I have no idea, do you have any pictures of the spots?
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    The paint probably needs to be claybared and then polished with a mild abrasive. That should remove the marks. Someone else chime in with what kind of polish to use, I am assuming you will be doing this by hand? Or do you have a buffer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LIV 2 RLY View Post
    The paint probably needs to be claybared and then polished with a mild abrasive.

    ding ding.

    This is a good idea for a new thread...an in depth how to or something...i think lots of people will find it useful, I hear this question often.

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    I have never used a polish, what would be something good to use to buff out swirl marks and minor imperfections without being too harsh?

    Sorry to hijack, but I figure we can both get something out of this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LIV 2 RLY View Post
    I have never used a polish, what would be something good to use to buff out swirl marks and minor imperfections without being too harsh?

    Sorry to hijack, but I figure we can both get something out of this.
    how bad of swirl marks are we talking? pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redline927 View Post
    how bad of swirl marks are we talking? pics?
    The swirl marks are barely visible, I just want to keep my paint perfect. My car is only a 2006, and has been meticulously cared for, and when it come time to polish I just want an idea of what people like to use.

    I don't have a buffer yet..
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    Quote Originally Posted by LIV 2 RLY View Post
    The swirl marks are barely visible, I just want to keep my paint perfect. My car is only a 2006, and has been meticulously cared for, and when it come time to polish I just want an idea of what people like to use.

    I don't have a buffer yet..
    If you don't have a buffer and dont intend on buying one, I'd recommend Zaino z5...and since you have an 06, i wouldnt want to be removing any clear just yet.

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    If you guys want, I can work on a how-to clay bar to polish writeup. Might take a little bit b/c its busy season, but I can work on one if it would help everyone out.
    Anyway, as these guys suggested, I'd try out a clay bar to start. Clay is designed to remove surface contaminants, and this would qualify. Try soaking w/ some apc first too if you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIV 2 RLY View Post
    The swirl marks are barely visible, I just want to keep my paint perfect. My car is only a 2006, and has been meticulously cared for, and when it come time to polish I just want an idea of what people like to use.

    I don't have a buffer yet..
    I've seen some great results using clearkote red moose glaze by hand. Needs to be worked a few times per panel, but rmg is great stuff. Can even start w/ vanilla moose, then go rmg, then top it w/ nattys wax

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