Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
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.
92 GT Vert, Keith Craft 306, SQ-Trim w/Power Cooler, Edelbrock 6037's/Performer intake, FTI cam, 60's, Walbro GSS340, T-56 6-speed, Spec Stage Three, Baer Brakes, Griggs Suspension, 3.55's. Best time - 11.56 @ 121.75, 1.78 60' on ET Streets (7.48 @ 95.69 1/8th) - with E-303 cam, 500 rwhp/463 rwtq