Car Cleaning

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#1

I recently spent a week at the beach. I now cannot get the grime off the exterior. Please advise.


#2

what were you doing at the beach to get grime on your exterior? What have you done to rid yourself of this grime? Had to ask the obvious!


#3

Hand washing with a bucket and a sponge or soft cloth has always worked for me.


#4

I spent some time several years ago at Venice Beach in Santa Monica and still don’t feel clean. :slight_smile:


#5

Try Maguairs Cleaner Wax. It worked for me when I lived on a barrier island.

http://www.meguiarsdirect.com/product_detail.asp?T1=MEG+A1216

Ed B.


#6

You didn’t say what’s on your car or what you tried to get it off, but my guess is that a clay bar will work.


#7

There is a buildup of sand or something. I have tried to give it a normal wash but it hasn’t worked. It is like small crystals all over the car. Thanks for any help!


#8

The sun must have loosened your clear coat on your 13 year old car. If so, there is no cure except for sanding and having more clear coat put on.


#9

You don’t say what condition the finish on your vehicle was in before the beach episode, but assuming that the clear coat wasn’t deteriorated, a week at the beach won’t ruin the clear. The damp, salty air near the ocean baked on by the sun does leave a rough film, but thorough washing, followed by clay bar should do the trick. Then follow up with a good coat of wax or synthetic sealant for protection.