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Black specks (1/9)
 8/21/14 5:34pm
tinbender
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edgwood, MD - USA

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1975 convertible,with the hard top and power streering.it a 350 L48 with auto trans. the color is light blue.


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  I haven't been able to drive my car for a while , and today when I pulled the cover off I saw black specks all over it.(1) most important what do I use to remove them (2) what's a good car cover that will work better and preferably keep the car dry when it rains.

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   Rick

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Re: Black specks (2/9)
 8/21/14 5:43pm
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker


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Rick were they mold?

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Re: Black specks (3/9)
 8/21/14 9:43pm
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SHELBYVILLE, TN - USA

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Assuming(yeah I know,don't assume) you already tried washing the car as normal, and the specs remained, then, probably have to use Clay Bar. While I am not a detail person(ask anyone) I have heard the (I think its mcguires or mothers clay bar) does a great job of cleaning the surface.

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Re: Black specks (4/9)
 8/22/14 2:59am
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edgwood, MD - USA

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1975 convertible,with the hard top and power streering.it a 350 L48 with auto trans. the color is light blue.


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Ebo,I don't know if it's mold.
Re: Black specks (5/9)
 8/22/14 5:11am
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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Rick, Get the Superweave cover (I believe) from California Car Cover Company. I've had them on two of my cars for years. The paint always looks great when I take them off. You may have "spider poop". I've had that before, it does wash off if it is.


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Re: Black specks (6/9)
 8/22/14 5:44pm
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Believe it or not try WD40 it will remove any sticky substance I just used it to remove alot of tar spots which recently just happened to me driving past a tarring of the road job !! spray WD40 wait a few minutes and wipe clean then wash the area afterwards

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Re: Black specks (7/9)
 9/10/14 10:12am
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Lancaster, PA - USA

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What is the color of your car cover? Did this occur outside?
I have had filler from covers get on my car as the covers material broke down. I have also had black mold and mildew on a convertible top due to trapped moisture under the cover. I switched to using waterproof covers rather than breathable ones. They cost about $60.00 at Pep Boys. Much less expensive than California brand.
Re: Black specks (8/9)
 9/10/14 1:50pm
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Equinunk, PA - USA

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 Simple Green also works well on residue. Non-toxic and water based.
Re: Black specks (9/9)
 9/10/14 9:01pm
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I suggested vinegar and water and all the spots wiped right off, then he laid down a good coat of wax. Car looks beautiful again.
ebo


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