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I have a weird film all over the top part of my truck. IT makes the paint feel rough and not smooth at all. I also makes the wndsheild hazy and the wipers dont work as well. I will use a razorblade on the glass but what should I use on the paint. it was this way when I bought it and I have just now started to notice it. Please HElp!!
 

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Start with a good wash and claybar and work from there
 

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Could be almost anything. If someone was painting anywhere near the truck could be little paint drops. Sap? Although it is winter. Like Irongrave said, claybar, maybe some bug and tar remover.
 

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I do have a pic but the paint still looks exactly the same. No discoloration at all. just feels rough.

Also I dont know how to upload a pic.
 

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Click "Go Advanced", then scroll down to "Manage Attachments".

My bad, I thought it was a visible "film". Have you ever used clay bar?
 

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let an auto body tech jump in. idle will tell you the same.:) its overspray. either from the factory, but most likely its been worked on and the shop got some overspray one it. just claybar it. and rub in down with compound. oh and fine steel wool on windows works wonders.
 

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oh and fine steel wool on windows works wonders.
i don't know about that one... yikes.


do you live near an airport or military base? i have heard of glossy surfaces like paint and glass getting a special kind of dirty from the exhaust from airplanes.
sometimes trees (pine trees, for example) have pollen that is tiny, rough and sticky. there is a damn pine tree near my work that i hate parking next to because it always makes the paint on my car look dull on the days when the wind carries the pollen in the direction of my car.

i doubt its overspray if its on the windows unless someone totally botched the paint job.
 

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i don't know about that one... yikes.


do you live near an airport or military base? i have heard of glossy surfaces like paint and glass getting a special kind of dirty from the exhaust from airplanes.
sometimes trees (pine trees, for example) have pollen that is tiny, rough and sticky. there is a damn pine tree near my work that i hate parking next to because it always makes the paint on my car look dull on the days when the wind carries the pollen in the direction of my car.

i doubt its overspray if its on the windows unless someone totally botched the paint job.
:laugh: your ignorant in some areas and very very intellegent in others beef. i wont give you **** for this. steel wool is fine on glass, overspray does get on windows.....not uncommon. but yes as to being all over the front glass makes me think it may not be overspray now that i think of it
 

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Dunno if this is the same thing but my truck had similar stuff on it when I first picked it up.

It turned out to be tree sap that came off easy with some hot water and gentle rubbing.
 

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Dunno if this is the same thing but my truck had similar stuff on it when I first picked it up.

It turned out to be tree sap that came off easy with some hot water and gentle rubbing.
gentle rubbing..hah that always makes my day better...but i bet its from a tree
 

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:laugh: your ignorant in some areas and very very intellegent in others beef. i wont give you **** for this. steel wool is fine on glass, overspray does get on windows.....not uncommon. but yes as to being all over the front glass makes me think it may not be overspray now that i think of it
:thefinger: whatevs.
 

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Well I have used a razor on all of the glass and it worked great. I dont think it is overspary it actually looked like concrete. I know that sounds weird but i have found a couple of spots on the paint that looks like morter or a small spot of concrete. I washed it today and bought a clay bar. I will be trying that later this week. If it does not work I will take it to a body shop to see what will work. Right now there is no visible issue just the finish feels rough.
 

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I will be trying the clay bar this week. Any ideas on what to use on the cement lookig material. I dont want to scratch the paint.
 

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Wash the vehicle first.

Wash it again to make sure ALL the dirt is off it.

Form the clay bar to a small blob that you can hold on to. Use light pressure and use some car wash soap as a lubricant (direct out of the bottle) or if that's too stout or thick use some detailer spray stuff. Point is that you don't let the clay stick to your finish, else it'll be a bitc* to get out...

Work in small areas and squish the clay in your hand often.

if you drop your clay, it's done, get another...
 
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