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Old 04 May 2018, 09:38 pm
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Default Master Detailers: Can Compounding Help?

Evening everyone!

This question is for the detailing masters here.

My '02 LE has some weird "Deposits" on the back driver's panel and c pillar. It almost looks like a resin, if you will, on top of the paint. It is also spidered all over. When I look really closely and when it fades back to normal paint, it appears to be on top of the clear coat. Could this be perhaps tree sap, or is it damaged clear coat?

Would compound/polishing remove this, or would it take off any remaining clear coat?

I really want this off my poor car, it's been there for several owners, from what I understand.

I love keeping a clean car, but I am Leary of the idea of sanding away at the paint. I will try to get some macro photos of the issues uploaded tomorrow. In the mean time, I greatly appreciate your feedback.
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If it's tree sap the easiest (and cheapest) thing I found to remove it is rubbing alcohol with a soft cloth. It won't hurt the paint.
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Old 05 May 2018, 05:21 pm
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Pics would be very helpful to help diagnose what it is and what can be done.

Seeing it in person would be even better... I have some experience with buffing/polishing vehicles.
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Old 05 May 2018, 06:01 pm
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Rocket, I'd love to show you!

Check your personal messages, I sent you my number. Send em a text!
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Old 05 May 2018, 11:59 pm
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Evening everyone!

This question is for the detailing masters here.

My '02 LE has some weird "Deposits" on the back driver's panel and c pillar. It almost looks like a resin, if you will, on top of the paint. It is also spidered all over. When I look really closely and when it fades back to normal paint, it appears to be on top of the clear coat. Could this be perhaps tree sap, or is it damaged clear coat?

Would compound/polishing remove this, or would it take off any remaining clear coat?

I really want this off my poor car, it's been there for several owners, from what I understand.

I love keeping a clean car, but I am Leary of the idea of sanding away at the paint. I will try to get some macro photos of the issues uploaded tomorrow. In the mean time, I greatly appreciate your feedback.
It could very well be over-spray from a paint job done in the past.
Tree sap is obvious as it's drops.

Best way to remove tree sap is to spot-heat it with a heating gun until the solid form just starts to melt. And then wipe with a rag soaked in tuolene or acetone and within minutes its gone
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