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Can't get this off my bumper!

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I have a 2000 GT and I can't help but to stare at my bumper all the time shaking my head... Whoever had the car before me got something all over the front bumper and the rear bumper just behind the tires. It looks like my car is dirty when in reality it is as clean as I can get it. I have attempted to clean this crap off for 3 years and nothing! I even tried scrubbing it hard with a magic eraser (as bad as that may be), but it really can't get any worse. I've scrubbed with small wooden bristled brush, waxed, polished, clay bared, everything I can think of. I DO NOT want to repaint the bumpers! Is there anything that can be done? Some product, of DIY I can try? Heres the pics...
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Are you sure that is ON the painted items and not clear coat that has been chipped / compromised?

I would take it to one of my local detailers, the guys that do the work for the dealers in town, and show them and see what they have to say.
They might be able to make it gone in 10 minutes with a buffer so long as it is not clear coat damage.


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If you rub your hand across the bumper, you can feel the white crap that is there. Trust me, only about 10% of the stuff you see in the pics are actually chips.

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If that and a polishing pad can't get it off, I don't know what will.

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Try some laquer thinner. Saturate a cloth and rub lightly. Rinse with water afterwards. See if that takes it off. wear gloves using that stuff. It wont hurt your paint but rinse after you use it to be extra safe. Ive had to do this once or twice before for overspray. Maybe it will take off whatever it is.

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You might try
1. Goo Gone - Availabel at WalMart, Home Depot etc
2. WD-40- Anywhere
3. Murphy's Soap - Liquid concentrate- WalMart, Home Depot etc
What ever you try, use a small amount on a clean Cloth and Try in an inconspicuous place, so if it does not work, you won't damage any visible part.
I have had good luck with Goo-Gone, you may want to let it set on the area for a few minutes then a lot of elbow grease.

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Thanks for all of the replies guys! I will try all of these things over time and hopefully one will work! I did just take it to a local autobody shop and he basically told me there was no hope without replacing/repainting.

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Quote:
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Try some laquer thinner. Saturate a cloth and rub lightly. Rinse with water afterwards. See if that takes it off. wear gloves using that stuff. It wont hurt your paint but rinse after you use it to be extra safe. Ive had to do this once or twice before for overspray. Maybe it will take off whatever it is.

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Definitely would give that a try.

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Have you tried a good rubbing compound? What did the body shop tell you happened to the paint?

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Go to a auto paint shop buy 4000 grit
WET SAND paper feels like a normal sheet of paper but little ruff and a small square rubber block, with sand paper on the block soak it for a few minutes and out if the sun or cool area, use a hose and wet sand lightly the white spots and it should come off
As long as you don't use tons of pressure your clear coat is to thick for the sand paper to penetrate. Lots of water on the spot sanding


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