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: tree bud etched paint

05-29-2011, 05:35 AM
I had to travel for two weeks, so my car sat in the driveway unused. There is a tree ( I believe that it is a butternut) in the neighbors yard that dropped it's buds on the car. I think these are buds, they look like fuzzy caterpillars.
In any case, I cleaned them off when I got home, but their imprints seem to be etched into the paint. :mad: I have tried polishing, bug and tar remover, and finally rubbing compound.

Since these marks are "in" the paint, what are my options?

Wet sanding, or re-paint seems like the only answer, but I do not know enough about paint to be sure.

Thanks in advance!