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Djv1389 07-14-2012 07:22 AM

Artilary fungus on paint
Parked next to some old mulch and now I have this fungus all over.for those who have never seen it.the spots look just like tar but when scrach off the top it is green and they are hard to remove.has anyone found a easy way to remove them

jeep5.7 07-14-2012 07:51 AM

Re: Artilary fungus on paint
have you tried bug and tar remover,goo gone,or clearoat cleaner?

Djv1389 07-14-2012 08:22 AM

Re: Artilary fungus on paint
Had 3m wax remover and some bug any tar remover.i use wd40 for tar any way I did the hood with the clay bar but I used a good chunk of Heavy duty chemical guys clay bar to remove it all to the paint.i used a medium it did not cut it but now I have to polish the car again I think menzerna 4500 will do it.thanks for the info I try some of your Tips I'm going out later so I will get some googone at a&a auto I want to wash it rain tomorow so I could dry off today make it nice and shiny tomorow

Scottina06 07-14-2012 12:00 PM

Re: Artilary fungus on paint

Djv1389 07-15-2012 12:28 AM

Re: Artilary fungus on paint
I will try to get some pics in the morning my jeep is dark blue,so if they do not show well we have some on the siding on the front of our house from our mulch beds.

Djv1389 07-16-2012 01:21 AM

Re: Artilary fungus on paint
Pics of the fungus on the car did not come out so good I do not have a light for my d90 camera but here is a link with a pic and explanation of the fungi

TJXJWJ 07-18-2012 07:31 AM

Re: Artilary fungus on paint
I hate that crap! I didn't know it was a "fungus". I get that on my vinyl siding and occassionally on my Jeep. I keep it in the garage though, so it's rare that they get on the paint. The only way is to keep your junk well protected with a coat of wax. They come right off of a waxed surface. Otherwise, you're likely going to have to clay bar them off, and follow with a proper polish and sealant. I've had excellent results with Meguiars Ultimate line of compound, polish, and wax. Nothing sticks to my paint now. Even tar comes off with just a good washing. Those little mothereffers get on the glass too and I've had to razor blade them off. The only thing that works to keep them easy to remove on glass is Rain-X.


Solution for vinyl siding is a scotch-brite pad and simple green BTW....

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