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      07-08-2009, 12:25 AM   #1
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Little yellow/orange dots all over the car.

I noticed little yellow/orange dots mostly on the rear bumper, I think is break dust but I'm not sure anybody know's what to use to get them off? Thanks guys.
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      07-08-2009, 03:32 AM   #2
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Sounds more like fallout or overspray. Try a light polish or cleaner wax, if not clay.
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Sounds more like fallout or overspray. Try a light polish or cleaner wax, if not clay.
Thanks, but I tryed with the polish that I use for the water spots on the black windows trim and it's not working.
Am I the only one having these things?
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      07-08-2009, 10:36 AM   #4
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post a pic, how small are then are they groupped, or sparadic?
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post a pic, how small are then are they groupped, or sparadic?
They are very very small and sparadic, you only see them when you look very very close, I remember that I so them even on my titanium silver E46 m3 I notice them when I detail the car
I'll try to post a pic thanks guys
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      07-08-2009, 11:32 AM   #6
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Clay magic will remove anything that is above the clear coat

If it has etched through a light polish will be required
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      07-08-2009, 11:46 AM   #7
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If the spots are raised, then try using a clay bar
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      07-08-2009, 12:50 PM   #8
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I have them all over the back area of my car. They show up really easy on alpine white. I'm sure most of us on here have it but can't see it that well. It will come off with a clay bar or good detail. Make sure the person knows what they are doing.
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clay bar - simple!
no other way around it
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do they look like this?

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76667

and have you tried to get them off yet with anything?
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do they look like this?

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76667

and have you tried to get them off yet with anything?
These looks different, with regular polish that I use for the water spot on the black windows trim but did not work.

thanks.
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Thanks to all, Im going to try with clay bar!
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Sounds like bee droppings...See:

http://waynesword.palomar.edu/beepoo1.htm
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I have the exact same spots all over my AW E92. I picked up my car from the PDC in Spartanburg with 1 mile on it and they there then. It must be something from the factory/boat/yards/storage...

My wife has been working on them when we clean the car up, bug and tar remover works well. If you are careful with a microfiber cloth, and clean it afterwards you get a perfect result with absolutely no marring, swirls, etc. in the clear coat.

Good luck!
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Sounds like bee droppings...See:

http://waynesword.palomar.edu/beepoo1.htm
thanks, I'm more and more convinced that is brake dust
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I have the exact same spots all over my AW E92. I picked up my car from the PDC in Spartanburg with 1 mile on it and they there then. It must be something from the factory/boat/yards/storage...

My wife has been working on them when we clean the car up, bug and tar remover works well. If you are careful with a microfiber cloth, and clean it afterwards you get a perfect result with absolutely no marring, swirls, etc. in the clear coat.

Good luck!
thank you
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My white toyota had some stuf flike this on it, and it didnt show up right away, but it ended up being rail dust or something. it came off with claybar.
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thanks, I'm more and more convinced that is brake dust
I have the same on my AW 92. They are tiny and require close inspection of the panels to notice. My theory is that they are airborne metal particles from where they are stored when initially prepared. They sit on the paint and rust. However, thinking about it, brake dust sounds entirely more logical ;-). Small bits of hot metal coming off the pads and discs and welding themselves into the clear coat. Clay bar (lots of effort with the megs quick clay kit I use) eventually removes them but it is such hard work that I do it panel at a time. I think if you stay on top of the problem from here they will not come back the same way. I reckon it is because they have been left on there for a wile that makes them so hard to remove.

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