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    Brand new white truck with surface stains-how to remove

    the truck (2021 Silverado 2500HD) has been sitting outside the last few days. i gave it a wash tonight and found stains on the surface that seem to be very difficult to get out. while they do come out with a lot of elbow grease, its a big truck, so i'm looking for a more efficient way to remove those stains. after a quick look, I found that meguires ultimate compound will remove oxidation, scratches, water spots and blemishes without scratching. what i have in the paint i guess i would refer too as 'blemishes'. would you think Meguires is something i could use to remove these blemishes/stains or is there something better? thanks in advance -- Brian

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    Brand new white truck with surface stains-how to remove

    It depends on what the stains are but I worked on a white Mercedes C300 with a lot of road grime and stains. I used Stoners Tarminator along with a Wolfgang Das Bug Sponge and it removed the stains with ease. I did a full paint correction afterwards so I wasn't concerned about marring the surface. The stains came out and the car was a bright white.

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    Re: Brand new white truck with surface stains-how to remove

    Any pics?

    One of the biggest complaints here on the forum from owners of vehicles with white paint is "staining".

    Have you used an iron removal product such as Iron-X?
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    Re: Brand new white truck with surface stains-how to remove

    The great thing about Tarminator or Iron X is that you let the chemicals do the work.




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    Re: Brand new white truck with surface stains-how to remove

    Meguiar’s has what is known as:
    “The 5 Step Paint Care Cycle”.

    Step 1.)
    •Washing/(Drying)

    Step 2.)
    •Clean/Prep (contaminates/defect removal)
    -There are two categories of contaminates:
    1.) Above-Surface Contaminants
    a.) Use Clay/clay-lube to remove

    2.) Below Surface Defects
    a.) Use Paint Cleaners or Compound Products
    to remove
    b.) Meguiar’s Ultimate Compound (UC) falls
    within this paint cleaning step.


    •Going forward:
    -IMO: If Claying doesn’t remove the staining,
    it usually means it’s a below surface defect...
    -it will then be necessary to use a good “paint
    cleaner” such as Meguiar’s UC.


    Note:
    Be sure to follow up with a Wax, Sealant, etc.



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    Re: Brand new white truck with surface stains-how to remove

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    The great thing about Tarminator or Iron X is that you let the chemicals do the work.




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    Re: Brand new white truck with surface stains-how to remove

    Assuming you are looking at removing random stains by hand, Meg's Ultimate Compound is a pretty good choice to try, but be sure to use light hand pressure. It can leave some hazing behind if you use too much pressure.

    I think Ultimate polish would be a better choice, but either should work.

    Before either the compound or polish I would try a clay bar to determine if the spots are actually an above surface contaminant.

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    Re: Brand new white truck with surface stains-how to remove

    here are some pics. ignore the brown in the hood3 pic, it is just a shadow, so you can see the staining better.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Brand new white truck with surface stains-how to remove-hood2-jpg   Brand new white truck with surface stains-how to remove-driver-side-jpg   Brand new white truck with surface stains-how to remove-hood3-jpg  

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    Re: Brand new white truck with surface stains-how to remove

    increased the size of one pic
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    Re: Brand new white truck with surface stains-how to remove

    I would start out with something that is not very aggressive and that has a "cleaning" capability as well ... BF One Step for example. If that doesn't work, dial it up a notch at a time.

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