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06-18-2009 09:29 AM
chieftmc
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Originally Posted by SmartieParts View Post
Sounds like a wax buildup or possibly just runoff of other gunk that you had on your car that was hiding in a crevice somewhere and got loosened and dripped and dried? If its on any black material or plastic trim it can be very difficult to get off entirely. If it is on the black plastic trim, there's a product specifically for that by either McGuiars or Mothers (can't remember which) with a name something like "back to black"

- Steven
Back to Black is a "Mother's" product

And of course, our friends from across the pond use WD40 on all the black plastics


06-18-2009 09:20 AM
SmartieParts Sounds like a wax buildup or possibly just runoff of other gunk that you had on your car that was hiding in a crevice somewhere and got loosened and dripped and dried? If its on any black material or plastic trim it can be very difficult to get off entirely. If it is on the black plastic trim, there's a product specifically for that by either McGuiars or Mothers (can't remember which) with a name something like "back to black"

- Steven
06-16-2009 09:31 PM
Buzzz42 Brian, we used it Thursday afternoon and got the discount RainX wash. We just got back home today, just went out and checked and its ok.
We must have been the first smart car there and the old guy scrubed the bugs off the front and then the front wheels, then started to enquire as to
"what kind of car is this". We did wipe down the smart on Friday morning
after the rain, thanks Barry for the help. I didn't notice any problem at the time.
Larry
06-16-2009 03:34 PM
jwight Used it Friday afternoon and then went over the car with some spray detailer. Didn't notice anything like that.
06-16-2009 03:05 PM
jefferios I know a few people that used it and I haven't heard anything like this. Maybe someone at the wash didn't like the cars and put something in the soap?!?
06-16-2009 03:02 PM
Miss Mercedes
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Originally Posted by rushfan View Post
I ask this because we did, and afterward, we ended up with a weird "soapscum" type thing on the roof above the hatch. After getting home, we rewashed the car (by hand) and it still won't come off. Wondering if anyone else got this? Any ideas?
This was only a VERY minor deal to an otherwise awesome weekend!!
Thanks to all who were behind this, and to all the folks we met.
Can't wait for the DVD.
Brian
Maybe hard water mixed with bad soap?
06-14-2009 05:18 PM
nonuro I have to clean all the bugs off tomorrow and I'll let you know if I find anything.
06-14-2009 02:52 PM
rushfan
Anyone use the Dells car wash at the rally?

I ask this because we did, and afterward, we ended up with a weird "soapscum" type thing on the roof above the hatch. After getting home, we rewashed the car (by hand) and it still won't come off. Wondering if anyone else got this? Any ideas?
This was only a VERY minor deal to an otherwise awesome weekend!!
Thanks to all who were behind this, and to all the folks we met.
Can't wait for the DVD.
Brian

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