Crown

Board: Porsche - 911 - 997 - Turbo Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread


    Help Pls: What Do You Use for Exter. Spot Cleaner?

    Every few days my fairly light color car (red) would accumulate these multiple little black dots, about 1 mm or so in diameter, around the exhaust area and behind front wheels. I would assume it's either oil or tar. I use P21S Total Auto Wash which works great but does require a lot of back and forth scrubbing. I also used Turtle Wax Bug & Tar Remover but that doesn't work nearly as well. Any recommendation please?

    Re: Help Pls: What Do You Use for Exter. Spot Cleaner?

    Quote:
    cannga said:
    Every few days my fairly light color car (red) would accumulate these multiple little black dots, about 1 mm or so in diameter, around the exhaust area and behind front wheels. I would assume it's either oil or tar. I use P21S Total Auto Wash which works great but does require a lot of back and forth scrubbing. I also used Turtle Wax Bug & Tar Remover but that doesn't work nearly as well. Any recommendation please?



    Can, I am very happy with Griot's garage products especially the clay which you would need in this situation, followed by a coat or 2 of P21S or Pinnacle Souveran wax. The wax layer will make the dots less sticky and easier to remove if they keep happening.
    If you are using a tire dressing, I would change it or stop it altogether, some dressings never really dry and they throw these greasy dots behind the wheels once you get to speed.
    btw, I would not use anything made by turtle wax on a 130k$ + car especially if not followed by a new coat of good wax.
    Good luck.

    Re: Help Pls: What Do You Use for Exter. Spot Clea

    Anthony,

    Thanks. I've used tire dresser before but not currently. These are more like soot particles from the exhaust and/or residual petroleum products that the car's tires "kick up" from the road. They are more around the exhaust area, but also seen elsewhere on lower parts of car bodies. In my lighter color car, they are painfully visible, and they collect daily. As mentioned, I've used P21S, which (as you already know) is powerful cleaner, and am still having to scrub back and forth too much. I am looking for something that's better, more powerful and paint/ clear coat/ plastic safe.

    I am collecting suggestions. For those interested, so far, I've seen:

    1. 3M Wax & Adhesive Remover (from Atomic)
    http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en...RglP6P3KR33VGbl

    2. Simple Green. I am a little worried how clear coat/paint/plastic safe this is. It sounds very powerful.
    http://www.simplegreen.com/products_family.php

    3. Mineral spirits

    4. Rejax. More a preventive measure.

    Re: Help Pls: What Do You Use for Exter. Spot Clea

    I think I remember reading the label on Simple Green once and it was "scary;" I think it said something like "do not leave on painted surfaces, try on an inconspicuous area first."



    I know first hand that a major European museum conservation dept uses mineral spirits to clean old leather artifacts, FWIW.

    Re: Help Pls: What Do You Use for Exter. Spot Clea

    Can: You might laugh but go to autogeek.com, they have gr8 stuff. Check it out

    Re: Help Pls: What Do You Use for Exter. Spot Clea

    autopia.org is a great source for in depth detailing

    Re: Help Pls: What Do You Use for Exter. Spot Cleaner?

    Use any good polish (for example P21S Paintwork Cleanser, 3M Imperial Hand Glaze, etc), on the area and follow it up with some quality wax.

    Re: Help Pls: What Do You Use for Exter. Spot Clea

    I completely second the Griot's Garage recommendation. A knowledgeable buddy of mine turned me on to Griot's when I bought my first Ferrari. All of their stuff is really nice quality and fairly priced, imo.

    Also, for another perspective you might check out:

    http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/

    Re: Help Pls: What Do You Use for Exter. Spot Clea

    Just an update to my original post. I've bought and used the followings and they all work great, much better than the P21S Total Auto Wash. As mentioned, this is for those stubborn 1-2 mm black dots/grime, from tar/soot/oil/etc. seen on lower panels and the back of the car. (Those with dark color cars, consider yourself lucky!)

    1. 3M Wax & Adhesive Remover (from Atomic)
    http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en...RglP6P3KR33VGbl
    Work very well. No damage to the clear bra,clear coat, or paint from my observation and from reading the forums.

    2. Mineral spirits. Ditto: Work very well. No damage to the clear bra or paint. The 3M stuff seems to work better but could entirely be my imagination.

    3. Meguiars Scratch X http://www.meguiars.com/?auto-paint-cleaners/ScratchX
    The definitive solution since it removes the most stubborn of spots. Again, no damage to paint or clear coat.

    4. Rejex. I applied Rejex to the left side of my car's rims 2 months ago and used the right side as control. I could confirm that Rejex works as advertised. When it comes time to wash the car, there is visibly much less dirt/grime on the left side, particularly the front rim, which tends to accumulate more dirty stuffs.

     
    Edit

    Forum

    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017) 11/12/18 9:39 PM
    Enmanuel
    400546 5173
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA 11/9/18 1:02 AM
    watt
    319379 1955
    Porsche Sticky 992 (Next 911 generation 2019/2020) 11/12/18 11:21 PM
    4trac
    261530 2889
    Porsche Sticky The moment I've been waiting for... 11/7/18 2:43 PM
    Pilot
     
     
     
     
     
    210857 1077
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 11/4/18 5:39 PM
    Topspeed
    188662 2673
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018) 11/7/18 6:44 AM
    ZahirD
    118999 2366
    AMG Sticky Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis) 9/25/18 7:06 AM
    RCA
    31629 315
    Porsche Sticky Paint protection film 9/25/18 6:14 PM
    throt
    13900 121
    Porsche Sticky Child seats in a 991 6/18/18 8:51 PM
    Monkey
    13218 31
    Porsche 991 GT3 RS 1/9/18 1:43 PM
    Kimi
    521388 5816
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991 Turbo and Turbo S 4/3/18 9:15 AM
    KresoF1
    482990 4254
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 9/13/18 10:12 AM
    RCA
    277907 2589
    Porsche Cayman GT4 11/6/18 2:48 PM
    GnilM
    261552 2587
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo and Turbo S 1/23/18 12:27 AM
    RCA
    191289 1074
    Ferrari 488 GTB/GTS 11/12/18 9:05 PM
    4trac
    188765 1733
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 10/29/18 5:13 PM
    reginos
    178104 3212
    Porsche Boxster Spyder (981) 8/31/18 10:25 AM
    WAY
    142530 757
    Others Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017) 11/1/18 6:13 PM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    141027 2234
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New Panamera (2016) 1/6/18 10:41 PM
    Wonderbar
    127958 1284
    Ferrari Ferrari F12 Berlinetta / 599 GTO Successor 5/22/18 9:16 PM
    RCA
    111456 789
    Others VW caught cheating emissions tests 5/3/18 7:52 PM
    CGX car nut
    106394 871
    Porsche Porsche Mission E - the future of Porsche? 11/6/18 12:58 PM
    RCA
    83687 1119
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 10/13/18 9:50 PM
    RCA
    66369 672
    Porsche UPDATES: 2018 Porsche Cayenne 2/6/18 2:13 PM
    RCA
    57083 423
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Carrera GTS models 11/3/18 11:09 AM
    bluelines
    46535 477
    Others Tesla Model X Thread Closed 2/23/18 3:41 PM
    RCA
    42765 1122
    Others Tesla Roadster 11/12/18 2:37 PM
    CGX car nut
    42344 1385
    AMG AMG GT R 1/26/18 7:19 AM
    GoHardGT3RS
    41148 597
    Lambo Aventador and SV 10/16/18 12:50 AM
    Topspeed
    38736 465
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive Series (2017) 11/12/18 11:03 PM
    nberry
    38478 627
    290 items found, displaying 1 to 30.