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Old 08-04-2005, 11:21 PM
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Parking garage blues

I recently started paying a bundle to have my car parked in a garage in NYC -- trying to take extra care of a '79 450sl. Unfortunately they parked it right under a leaky rusty pipe. Now I have little spots on my trunk that will not come of after having the car hand washed. Any suggestions please.
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Old 08-05-2005, 12:57 AM
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Get another parking space 1st;
You can try a little paint thinner rub lightly just until the rust comes will
I f that doesn't work get a refund for your parking fees....

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Old 08-05-2005, 06:07 AM
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Try some fine hand polish. If that doesn't work use a ROB with a more aggressive machine polish.
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Old 08-05-2005, 02:25 PM
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can we see some pictures? that will help us identify which product you need.
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Old 08-05-2005, 03:45 PM
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Will do

Originally Posted by lnkprksoldier
can we see some pictures? that will help us identify which product you need.
I will try to get some pics this weekend. Thanks.
1979 450sl
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Old 08-05-2005, 06:44 PM
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Take it to a good detailer

I had the same problem. They managed to get the crud off by compounding it.
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Old 08-05-2005, 09:05 PM
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Good reason to keep a good coat of wax on the car at all times...
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