Residue on glass and clearcoat.

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  1. LibertyOrDeath

    LibertyOrDeath Full Access Member

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    I have some residue that I can only describe as rain spots on my glass and clearcoat. In fact I can see outlines of some stickers that the previous owner had on it. Does anyone know of a good way to get rid of this stuff? I assume a waxing will work for the paint but is there something specifically designed for it.

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    Window, notice the lack of residue where the stickers were.
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    Clay bar everything.
     
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    Definitely water spots.

    You deffinitely need to clay first. However, that isn't going to remove that. You will need to apply a mild hand polish or compound to remove those.

    If you are doing this by hand, ths is what I recommend..

    For the glass, you can use Duragloss #755 Nu-Glass. You should be able to purchase it at NAPA.

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    For the paint, you should try a product like Meguiar's ScratchX or Meguiar's Ultimate Compound. Those are sold at most any automotive store.

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    ScratchX How-To
    Another ScratchX How-To

    Both How-Tos apply to the application of Ultimate Compound as well.

    Turtle Wax Polishing or Rubbing Compound is NOT a substitute for Ultimate Compound. It will badly swirl your paint.

    Let me know if you have any more questions.
     
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    I had similar issues. On the glass, I used "Lime-Away". It's a "wipe on, wipe off" deal.

    I soaked a clean terry cloth towel in the Lime Away and carefully wiped the glass down, following up immediately with a thorough rinsing. Took all the residue off.

    I used it on the lower corner of the rear bumper, took any water spots off, but I wasn't brave enough to use the Lime Away on the whole Jeep.

    Used a clay bar, polish and a good wax... along with a lot of elbow grease.

    Came out nice and shiney...

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    I always wondered what those wheels would look like on a KJ. Nice.