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:( So I've had my pearl white Cube for a little over 3 weeks now, and after giving it it's weekly wash I noticed there were two little yellow spots on the hood. They're really small, but I cannot for the life of me get them to wash off. I have a feeling this was from tree sap that must have dropped on my car while I was at work (the parking lot has a lot of big trees) and since there was a much larger blob (about the circumference of a pencil eraser) further up on my hood that came off when I really pushed hard on it with a wooden paintbrush handle with a microfiber towel wrapped around it.

These little guys, though.. are really tough. It can't have been on there long, and I don't think it's a bird poop etching, since I try to get most of the bird crap off the same day it gets on there, and I wash it weeky. These seem like two isolated little incidents.

I've never owned a white car before, so I've never noticed this. Any suggestions on how to remove sap, or polish out the spots?
 

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Mother's bug wipes are good too. Don't like their car wash stuff, but the wipes work very well. Don't use in hot sun .........use on cool metal in the shade..........don't rub in any grime. ;)
 

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Tried a suggestion I read on another forum- using a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol on it for a few seconds, then spraying the area with water every so often to dillute the alcohol.
Went at the little spots with a credit card to absolutely no avail. If I look closely in the light, I can see the sap is a very tiny bump (ABOVE the surface of the finish) -the light catches the side of the spot that I am shining it on. So at least I know it's not etched in the finish. Just wish I could get the little guys to scrape off!

I've heard a few other suggestions: anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, and non-acetate fingernail polish remover. I've used the fingernail polish in the past on the hood of a car to remove some spray-paint (how lovely it was to wake up to that!) and it worked great. Just seems kind of abrasive for a brand new car.
 

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If you dab it with a bug wipe (you know, saturate it, or hold the bug wipe against it,it should dissolve the sap. It removes, bugs, tar, and other stuff...........stains, etc. Just don't rub too hard or scrape at it with all manner of things. If all else fails, call or take it to a detailer. 8)
 

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Just found out from Mother's...............bug wipes have been discontinued. I'm bummed. They were an excellent product :mad:

I swear, this happens to me all the time with all kinds of products. I use them, I like them, then one day I can't find them anywhere, so I contact the company and they say "oh, we discontinued those or that, sorry" WTF!!!!!! I go throught this half a dozen times a year with different companies !!!! I swear if I HATED a product and told everyone how lousy it is, I could find it in the store years from now, all stocked up on the shelves !!!!!!!! Must be a Communist plot........... :mad: :mad:
G_____n F_____g PECKERHEADS !!!! :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

:-[ :-[ :-[............sorry
 

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they have bug / tar sprays. i bought one a few months ago, should do the trick
 

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One or two drops of Valve Oil from your local music store. Or spray WD40 on a microfibre cloth and rub with your fingers trough the cloth. Clean oil off with windex. Hope this helps!
 

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try zymol cleanse. juss be careful with the stuff because too much could take out your paint. shit works wonders on micro scratches etc.
 
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