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Removing Bug Spots

I've got several small orange spots on the front bumper area of my white GC. I presumed them to be from bug splatter but neither Turtle Wax Bug & Tar Remover nor a damp dryer sheet removed them.

Any other tips or suggestions?

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Old 11-03-2014, 12:23 PM
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Re: Removing Bug Spots

You might try a little Goof Off in an inconspicuous place first. After you do find the solution that works you need to get several coats of a good wax on it to protect it from happening again.

***Try this at your own risk but I cleaned up the neighbor lady's bumper for her on her white car using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Be very careful as the Magic Eraser is abrasive.
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Thanks - Thought about a magic eraser but was hesitant until I heard from someone who has actually tried it on exterior paint.
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Re: Removing Bug Spots

Light colored vehicles are prone to displaying small orange marks that are actually air-borne ferrous particles from brake dust and other contaminants that have become embedded in the paint. A good solution for this is CarPro Iron X Lemon Scent, auto iron remover.
Be sure to use it outdoors (it stinks; the lemon scent does not cover the odor)and don't let it dry on the paint. After spraying it on the affect area the iron particles will turn purple and "bleed" off the surface of your vehicle.
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Light colored vehicles are prone to displaying small orange marks that are actually air-borne ferrous particles from brake dust and other contaminants that have become embedded in the paint. A good solution for this is CarPro Iron X Lemon Scent, auto iron remover.
Be sure to use it outdoors (it stinks; the lemon scent does not cover the odor)and don't let it dry on the paint. After spraying it on the affect area the iron particles will turn purple and "bleed" off the surface of your vehicle.
Thanks - Will give this a try. Never heard of this is, but am surprised that it's a problem on a one month old vehicle!
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Thanks - Will give this a try. Never heard of this is, but am surprised that it's a problem on a one month old vehicle!
Post a good close up pic of the spots, someone here will know what they are and how to remove them.
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Re: Removing Bug Spots

I always use WD-40 and works great, leaves the paint as new and removes all dirt and bug splatter.
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Re: Removing Bug Spots

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Thanks - Will give this a try. Never heard of this is, but am surprised that it's a problem on a one month old vehicle!
Actually no. Many vehicles pick up "rail dust" when being transported by train which is probably what you are seeing it that location.
If the wet dryer sheets did not remove the spots i am sure they are not bugs.
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AKA... "environmental fallout."
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Actually no. Many vehicles pick up "rail dust" when being transported by train which is probably what you are seeing it that location.
If the wet dryer sheets did not remove the spots i am sure they are not bugs.
That sounds realistic. Definitely agree it's not bugs. So if it's raildust, will the iron remover get it off?
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post a good close up pic of the spots, someone here will know what they are and how to remove them.


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Re: Removing Bug Spots

My 2014 GC had small orange specks similar to that on the rear bumper. I told the dealer about it and they fixed it. No amount of elbow grease got it off. Had to wet sand and respray some clear coat. I should have pics on my old phone and can try to post them when ever I get home. BTW my GC is white as well. OCT 2013 build.
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