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Old 12-17-2007, 01:20 PM   #1
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Little white spots on my paint

I keep getting little white spots on my black paint. The paint job was a pretty expensive one, but is about 5 years old now. I have always been bothered by little white spots that show up and are hard to get out.

I garage the car mostly, and hardly ever drive it. The paint job is still in really good condition, but periodically gets little white spots about the size of a pin head, or even the point of a pin. You can feel them with your finger, and can scratch them off. I usually use a clay bar, since my fingernail will scratch the paint. Even my Porter Cable polisher doesn't really get them off. I'm sure if would if I spent ALOT of time with it, but the clay bar treatment pretty much gets it right out.

It is definitely something on the surface, but isn't from a tree or anything since I don't drive the car much. It's almost like something collecting in pits, except the surface is baby smooth after I remove the spot with a clay bar.

It's just a little bit annoying at this point, as it requires alot of work. I just switched over to a new wax (I believe it is Mothers pure carnuba wax paste), and was using Macguires high tech yellow wax before.

Just curious of anyone has any ideas of what could be causing it. I'll have to monitor and see if I get the same results from the new wax.
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go back to the high tec yello. i use the yellow on most cars. i use the pure carnuba on lighter color cars.
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I have the same thing happening to my car too. The paint is in great shape and always kept waxed. The only thing I can think of causing it are those white markers they use at the dragstrip. It turns to dust when you scrape it off the window and gets all over the place. Do you go to the strip ever?
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I have the same thing happening to my car too. The paint is in great shape and always kept waxed. The only thing I can think of causing it are those white markers they use at the dragstrip. It turns to dust when you scrape it off the window and gets all over the place. Do you go to the strip ever?
I haven't been in years. But, that could definitely be one cause.

It definitely seems like something getting on the surface from somewhere, since the paint is in great shape.
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Klearkote Carnuba Moose Wax. I HIGHLY recommend this.
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Klearkote Carnuba Moose Wax. I HIGHLY recommend this.
Never heard of that. I'll have to do some research. Thanks.
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Are you using a car cover?
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I'm thinking there is some very small pitting in the paint and since you are using a nuba wax, it will fill up the pit and turn white once it cures. Try using a sealant instead of a wax. It will not cure white.
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Are you using a car cover?
No, but in my garage all it gets is a light coating of dust on it after awhile.

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I'm thinking there is some very small pitting in the paint and since you are using a nuba wax, it will fill up the pit and turn white once it cures. Try using a sealant instead of a wax. It will not cure white.
The more I think about it, the more this makes sense. I'll have to keep an eye on it and see if that is what is happening.
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