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Removing Permanent Marker from a CarThis is a page about removing permanent marker from a car. Vandals sometimes choose to graffiti on cars using permanent markers.

 

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Removing Tar from a CarThis is a page about removing tar from a car. Tar can be especially difficult to remove from the paint.

 

Smashed bugs on front of car

Cleaning Love Bugs from CarsLove bugs can destroy your cars paint finish, obscure vision and overheat your car if not clean off in a timely manner. This is a page about cleaning love bugs from cars.

 

Buffing marks from a Car's Exterior

Removing Stains and Marks from a Car's...Your car's exterior is subject to stains, spills, scuffs, and unfortunately sometimes vandalism. This is a page about removing stains and marks from a car's exterior.

 

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Cleaning Wax Buildup on a Windshield?If you take your car through a car wash and choose the wash and wax option, you may end up with wax residue on the windshield. This is a page about cleaning wax buildup on a windshield.

 

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Removing Clear Coat from Automotive Paint?Does anyone know how to remove the deteriorating clear coat from the hood of my Toyota pickup? I would be happy to have just the paint job left underneath.

 

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Removing Artillery Fungus Stains on a Car?I have these brown dots on my car and found out that it is Artillery fungus. I park my car near 2 flower beds that have mulch.

 

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Skunk Spray Stained Vehicle Paint?My car was sprayed by a skunk and it visibly stained the paint. Any ideas on how to remove the stain? I have tried a finish restorer and a commercial grade tar and road grime cleaner.

 

Road with freshly painted yellow lines.

Removing Road Paint From Your Car?This is a page about removing road paint from your car. Driving through an area where road work is being done often can not be avoided. This can result in oil, paint, and other construction materials being deposited on your car.

 

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Permanent Paint on Auto Glass?Does anyone know of any paint that can go on auto glass and is permanent?

 

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Homemade Waterless Car Wash Solution?How do I make my own waterless car wash solution to put in a spray bottle?

 

Cleaning an 18 Wheeler

Cleaning an 18 Wheeler?Semi trucks can get pretty dirty and some of the road grime that they pick up can be hard to remove. This is a page about cleaning an 18 wheeler.

 

Removing Bugs from Your Car

Removing Bugs from Your Car This is a page about removing bugs from your car. Summer driving can often result in the grill of your car being covered in bugs.

 

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Removing a Tar Stain on the Hood of a Car?How do you remove a tar stain on the hood of a vehicle? I've used compound, WD-40, and also a tar and sap remover.

 

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Removing Auto Paint Oxidation?Will cleaning with vinegar remove oxidation from auto paint? Will it damage the paint on a car? Does peanut butter really work?

 

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Removing Paint Transfer on Vehicles With a Magic EraserRemoving paint transfers on your car may be something you can do yourself. The Magic Eraser has been used by some vehicle owners successfully. Always test in an inconspicuous spot to ensure that your paint will not be damaged. This is a page about removing paint transfer on vehicles with a Magic Eraser.

 

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Removing Grain Dust Residue on Car?I work at a feed mill and almost every day I come out I have grain dust on my car. Now it seems like it is embedded into the glass and paint. When I wash my car either by hand or by machine it looks clean unless you look at it side ways then you can still see the film. Any suggestions on a car wash?

 

A dog with his head out the window of a car.

Removing Saliva from a Car's Exterior?This is a page about removing saliva from a car's exterior. Saliva can leave noticeable spots on your car's exterior, requiring cleaning.

 

Dirty car covered in water marks

Cleaning Water Spots From a CarThis is a page about cleaning water spots from a car. The minerals in water can leave spots on your car's finish.

 

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Getting Diesel Fuel Off Your Headlamps?How do you get diseal fuel off your headlamps? I went to the gas station someone on the staff put diesel fuel in the washer.

 

Bumper Sticker

Removing a Bumper StickerThis is a page about removing a bumper sticker. Removing a bumper sticker can be difficult to do without damaging the paint underneath.

 

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Removing Super Glue from a Car's Exterior?This is a page about removing Super Glue for a car's exterior. Removing something like super glue from your car's exterior needs to be done with care to prevent damaging the paint.

 

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Area Under RV Decal Different Color?I removed an old RV decal. The area under it is now white compared to rest of side. What can be done to make the area uniform in color? It shows what and where the decal was. We want to put on a new decal, but the new one is not as large as the old one and the white area will show on the edges. Can anything be done short of covering the whole area with a new larger decal?

 

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Removing Wax Build Up from Headlights?How can you get wax build up off plastic headlights?

 

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Removing Spray Paint from Car's Finish?I spray painted my guitar in my garage and got some paint on the car. How can I safely remove it?

 

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Removing Permanent Marker from Chrome Car Bumper?How do you remove permanent marker from chrome on a classic car bumper?

 

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Peanut Butter for Oxidation on Your Car?How do you use peanut butter to clean off oxidation from you car?

 

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Removing Decals from a Car?Can someone tell me what to use to remove old decals from a car? The previous owner had too much of a good thing.

 

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Can Scraping Ice on a Windshield Do Damage?Will scraping ice off a windshield harm it in any way?

 

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Removing Bitumen from Car's Undercarriage?I have bitumen all over the bottom off my car. I tried paint thinners which has no effect on the really heavy parts. I asked the company that sprayed the road what to use, they said Citrus Force, but that removed the paint as well. Any suggestions?

 

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Using Oven Cleaner on Ceramic Exhaust Pipe?I wiped my ceramic coated exhaust pipe with a micro fiber cloth. Can I use oven cleaner on the ceramic?

 

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Brown Dots on My Car?I have small brown dots on my car. I think it's from the tree I park below. I have tried pure acetone, hand sanitizer, alcohol, and WD-40 but nothing works. I try to scrape it off with a credit card but then I'm left with a white dot.

 

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Washing Your Car With Dish Soap?Is it safe to wash your car with dish soap?

 

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Removing White Out from Car Paint?Our car just got tagged with White Out and sugar. I was just wondering if anyone knew what would be the easiest/ safest way to get it off? Please feedback, asap if you know. Thanks.

 

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Cleaning Texture Off Car?Our car has been drawn on with texture all down one side. Can you help with this?

 

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Removing Marker From The Outside of a White Van?How do you get marker off the outside of your white van?

 

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Removing Adhesive From a Car?How do I get dried adhesive from a Christian fish off my car?

 

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Cleaning White Glue Off A Car?Some jerk threw a large amount of white glue (you know the Elmer's school glue) onto my car. Does anyone know how to remove dried white glue from a car without destroying the paint.

 

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Carpet Adhesive on Car Paint?Does anyone have any ideas how to remove carpet adhesive from the paint work of Car without ruining the colour and paint on the car? I was driving into a mall the other day when I ran over a can which turned out to be a aerosol can of carpet adhesive! It sprayed over the side of my car and now I'm wondering how to remove it!

 

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Spots on Car Windows?How can spots on car windows be removed? The windows do not look clean after cleaning.

 

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Removing Tint Glitter From Car Windows?How do you get tint glitter off of car windows? The tint is off but left the windows with a glitter look.

 

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Removing School Name from the Side of a School Bus?My wife and I purchased a bus and we want to remove the school name from the side of the bus. Does anybody have any idea how to do this without destroying the paint under it?

 

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Removing Eggs From a Cars Finish?I have a 1998 Ford Mustang that had eggs thrown on it last night. Please tell me how to remove the eggs and restore the car back to it's original luster without runining the paint. We have washed it with soap and water and with a high pressure car wash hose.

 

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Removing Stains from a Car's Exterior?My Tata Sumo has become brown because of iron in the water. How do I remove it?

 

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Removing a Tire Mark on the Exterior of a Car?I was hit while traveling on the highway. My car was left with a big tire mark on the passenger side. My car insurance is not going to pay, so I would like to remove the ugly black mark.

 

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Rust Colour Stains on Car from a Tree?I have a rust colour all over the hood of my white car. Some tree droppings fell on my car. I don't even know what it was, except it was brownish red and round in shape. I went through the car wash thinking it would go away, but it didn't. What can I use to get rid of this?

 

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Removing Iron Stain on Car Exterior?The sprinkler for the grass has left a stain on my car, probably iron. How can I safely remove the stain without harming the paint?

 

Removing an Ammonia Stain on Car Paint

Removing an Ammonia Stain on Car Paint?Does anyone have an idea of how to remove what seems to be an ammonia stain from car paint? I say it's ammonia because I found an empty ammonia bottle not to far from my car.

 

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Dent Remover Left Stain on Car?Does anyone here know how to remove a white stain from dent remover on the car? I removed the dent using dent remover and I put more than needed and forget to remove it after. When I try to clean it with water it keeps returning after the water gets dry.

 

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