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Old 05-26-2008, 05:17 AM
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Default How do I get dirt out of my white paint??

I an starting to see a brown haze of dirt in my Civics' white paint. I hit a little spot with some wax and it did come up white but I had to rub pretty hard. What would be the correct way to remove the dirt from the paint without causing any harm.? I did do a search but could not find any info. directly related to my problem. Thanks
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Old 05-26-2008, 08:53 AM
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Default RE: How do I get dirt out of my white paint??

either wash it really really good, or wax and polish the whole car. this happens to all cars, it's just easier to see on white. plus white is the hardest color to keep clean (except for black).
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:02 AM
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Default RE: How do I get dirt out of my white paint??

I used some Nu finish polish (orange bottle) from walmart, it took the dirt right off
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:57 AM
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Default RE: How do I get dirt out of my white paint??

I figured a good waxing would do it. I do wax the car every 3 months but I still get that dirt build up in the paint.Washing it does not takethe dirtout. It has been about 12 years since I had a white car and forgot how easily dirt is seen in the paint. Should I use a cleaner wax or some other type of wax? Thanks for the help.
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Old 05-26-2008, 11:03 AM
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Default RE: How do I get dirt out of my white paint??

don't wax a vehicle every three months unless you want to get a paint job every couple years. waxing is a once or twice thing a year if you want your paint to last.

this should work fine.

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Default RE: How do I get dirt out of my white paint??

Thanks EJ,
I will heed your advice on how often to wax. By the looks of it you like Mothers' products. Thanks again.
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Old 05-27-2008, 05:16 AM
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Default RE: How do I get dirt out of my white paint??

Have you tried claybarring it? I assume the dirt you're referring to is the dark specs of brake dust, road grime, etc that get embedded into the paint. If thats the case, try giving it a full claybar treatment, then a cleaner wax, then a good sealant, and see where that gets you.
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