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Old 07-20-2010, 09:15 PM
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I originally asked this question on another thread, http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=56395&page=3, but it was suggested that I start a new thread.

My truck was parked under a tree for a few days at my apartment and got these weird spots all over the tailgate, chrome bumper, and about 1/3 of the bed. At first I thought it was just water spots from being rained on, but they won't wash off!!! Someone told me to use the clay, but I'm scared to death of making it worse, and I still don't fully grasp when the clay should be used vs. other products like the Auto Glym that worked for RansRAM. Here's a pic of the tailgate and the bumper...the bumper is actually worse than the body. Any thoughts? Thanks!!!

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Old 07-20-2010, 09:26 PM
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looks almost like hard water spots. I have spots like that on my windows. for the chrome try some chrome cleaner and polish, i like pig snot, and on the paint some regular turtlewax polish lightly then wax.
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That's what it looks like to me as well, hard water spots, definitely time to wash, polish and wax!

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Yup, it is water spots. Hard to tell the type of waterspots, but a cleaner wax may take care of the problem. Autoglym SRP will help polish and protect the paint and if you can find some, it would be a cheap safe solution.
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Clay Bar.......then polish and wax for that lasting result!
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Thanks everyone...let you know how it turns out!
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Clay bar is my guess too. Best of luck! We have used Zaino's Clay Bar with remarkable results!
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Clay bar is my guess too. Best of luck! We have used Zaino's Clay Bar with remarkable results!
Go for the cheapest clay bar you can find as clay itself is only produced by one major company and colored/marketed by other companies. A local auto zone/advanced would offer a mothers or meguiars kit for a reasonable price.
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i agree. i used clay on my truck and it came out great. i dont know if its a good i dea but i also used it on the chrome and it came out awesome and its very simple to use. good luck
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Go for the cheapest clay bar you can find as clay itself is only produced by one major company and colored/marketed by other companies. A local auto zone/advanced would offer a mothers or meguiars kit for a reasonable price.
Thanks for the tip. I was wondering about that...
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