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      03-20-2012, 05:08 PM   #23
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      03-20-2012, 08:47 PM   #24
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hmm, just got home, but let me try to polish it out!
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      03-20-2012, 08:55 PM   #25
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This is EXACTLY what this is... it happened to me on a previous car many years ago. I came back to my car to find a large plastic garbage bag stuck to my hood. It had rained, then the sun came out. Mine covered a quarter of my hood. I couldn't get it out with a polish my hand. It had to be removed with an orbital... Should be pretty quick and easy with a porter cable and a light cutting pad.

Like martin said, start low and move up in aggressiveness of the polish.
Thank you, now you know why I kept saying it was bag with water
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wow, you guys are f-ing amazing. I have to say, I GOT ALL THE MARKS OUT! the whole area was about 12" or so long by about 4-5" high, i used Meguier's Swirl-X, microfiber towel application, hand buff, BOOM, I saw a difference, and i continued for about 6-7 times. BAM everything gone. So i finished it with rubbing meguiers beige bottle of fun. and now it's glossy and free of that mark!

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      03-20-2012, 09:50 PM   #27
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Glad it worked out for you!
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I have something similar on my car and no matter what I do it won't go away. Really weird shit
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I have something similar on my car and no matter what I do it won't go away. Really weird shit
So you have tried polishing? More aggressive polish? Different pads? Orbital polisher (porter cable or flex)? Multiple steps? Compounding?

There's a lot you can do, and after all it seems to be just a small etching in the clearcoat after water drying/being stuck on a spot for too long. I don't see how a light polish applied by hand or an orbital wouldn't remove this. Even if it doesn't, a more aggressive polish (with an orbital), in maybe a couple of steps, should remove this as well.

I've had some pretty serious looking scratches on my truck from tree branches and lord knows what else, and a light polish with the right pad and pressure, followed by a finishing polish and a coat of sealant made the scratches pretty much invisible... I just can't imagine that you've tried everything possible.
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You purposefully walked into my trap and I respect you for it
All I could think about was Spies Like Us. That whole movie, but especially each scene where they find themselves in some sort of potential trouble... my God!

To the OP, I'm really glad you got it out. And I'm glad a few of the members knew exactly what it was.
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thank you guys, i appreciate the help. First thing when I finished i went inside and told the wifey too haha. It just reminds me that i really need to detail the car now, since the weather is warmer!
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      03-21-2012, 03:09 PM   #32
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Hope you remembered to wax that area!
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I got those same marks on my old 335i after it came from the paint shop. The paint shop told me the car was covered in some plastic to prevent dust from touching the car etc. and it dried on the car while under the sun by mistake in some areas. They had to buff it out for me several times, similar to OP's method...
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      03-21-2012, 08:26 PM   #34
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thanks guys, i did remember to wax the area! (doesn't sound right hahaha)

but here's an updated, "after" picture

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