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    How to correct?

    Had this ‘stain’ (?) that obviously from windshield washer fluid since I got my car. Tried claying it soon after but with no joy. Suggestions?
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    Re: How to correct?

    It’s really going to be based on what the white staining is based on. It looks like a dried up etched water spotting. Chances are you need some form of water spot remover. But if it is etched down in to much you will most likely need to try and remove the nozzle and polish that out if you can.
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    Most of the washer fluids are very corrosive. Since I`ve switched over to Nextzett, I`ve eliminated that issue. They don`t use methanol.

    If you can get rid of the white spots, I`d call that a success and leave it alone. The etching may be there to stay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Older View Post
    Most of the washer fluids are very corrosive. Since I`ve switched over to Nextzett, I`ve eliminated that issue. They don`t use methanol.

    If you can get rid of the white spots, I`d call that a success and leave it alone. The etching may be there to stay.
    I use nexzett in our cars but who knows what they used before I bought it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Older View Post
    Most of the washer fluids are very corrosive.. The etching may be there to stay.
    That`s how it was/is on the `93 Audi Just no options besides repainting.

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    Re: How to correct?

    Bad news: definitely etched. Good news: reduced the appearance of it.



    I hit it with Wolf’s medium cut on a ccs correcting orange hand pad then the medium cut on a Griots Orange correcting pad on my new G9 and then Mezerna SF4000 on Griot’s black pad.

    Guessing adding a little touch up clear wouldn’t do anything good to it.
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    Re: How to correct?

    I did not know that windshield wash solutions could do this. I use a winter-based solution good for -25°F since I live in Wisconsin and keep that in the windshield wash liquid reservoir year-round. Makes me question the validity of doing so and maybe changing to a truly summer-only wash solution. I just hate the hassle of removing the reservoir and dumping out the seasonal-solution in the spring and fall all the time.

    Cadfael:
    Final results looks great from what it originally was in the posted pics. How do you like your G9 polisher? Looks like you know how to put it to good use!!
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    That may be as good as it can get. Looks a lot better, to be sure.
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    Re: How to correct?

    This was the first time out with the G9. It was a mixed bag. It was definitely more powerful than my old PC and the ergonomics were better. However, felt heavy and had more vibration. It also got hot to hold really quick. If it does that next time I use it I’ll call them.

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    Some washer fluids have a high percentage of butyl cello solve content, and if allowed to set and any warm temps will attack and eat the clear. First step is to remove the visable deposit and then check with a magnifier for cracking, if so, good luck.
    "Logic dictates I have been at this detailing thing way too many years!":wink1:

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    Re: How to correct?

    Posted this on the other forum too. Pop out that washer nozzle from under the hood and that will allow you to work on the paint without it in the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwaleke View Post
    Posted this on the other forum too. Pop out that washer nozzle from under the hood and that will allow you to work on the paint without it in the way.
    I am quite afraid I’ll need to remove the stripes soon as they are quite tatty. I’ve been fighting doing it because they belong to the special package (Last of the Supercharged 100) but more because I know it’s going to be a big chore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadfael View Post
    If it does that next time I use it I’ll call them.
    Might want to just get their # handy `cause their tools have a reputation of doing that-- I suspect you will be calling them

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    Re: How to correct?

    I see this way to often. Car manufacturers should hire professional detailers as part of their design team

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    If you remove that stripe be prepared for the paint to be darker than the surrounding paint if the car has sat outside quite a bit.
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