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ahindigo 10-13-2012 04:25 AM

how to clean BMW 330i mudflap mark
 
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i recently bought bmw 330i 2004 and the previous owner installed mudflaps and had it for 8 years. but i removed these today and there are marks (stains) left on where the mudflaps were.
i tried with mothers clay bar and couldnt get these marks off the paint.
could some one help me how i can remove or clean these dirty marks?

Johnz3mc 10-13-2012 10:20 PM

Get a tube of Meguiar's ScratchX. Use a bit of towel to polish the marks away.
It'll take a bit of an effort to do it by hand but that's the only option you have really.
Apply a wax or sealant after the marks are gone.

ahindigo 10-14-2012 09:01 PM

thanks

how about meguiars ultimate compound?
which one would u recommend?
scratchx or ultimate compound?

Johnz3mc 10-14-2012 11:19 PM

Either one would work for the removal.
The Ultimate Compound may leave some hazing because of its harshness and you might need a 2nd buffing with a finishing compound like M205. Your eyes will tell you if you need the 2nd corrective step.

ScratchX would remove the stains and finish up without any extra correction needed - I'm thinking.

Revelation19 10-16-2012 10:22 PM

Best practice is to begin with the least aggressive polish, then move to a compound if necessary. That being said, yes the Meguiars M105 compound followed by M205 is an effective combination. I'd start with M205 on an orbital DA buffer with a white pad.

dboy11 10-17-2012 08:49 AM

For something like this I would use a chemical based polish like a paint cleaner.

Carboy7 10-22-2012 06:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dboy11 (Post 7139705)
For something like this I would use a chemical based polish like a paint cleaner.

+1

or a cleaner wax

To the OP: Keep in mind that polish will remove from the clearcoat.

ahindigo 10-22-2012 08:35 PM

i used meguiars ultimate compound
and it worked perfect. removed all the dirt marks and cleaned all up.

highly recommended product.


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