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Old 05-08-2016, 10:14 PM
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streaks in paint after wiping with vinegar?

hi,
i'm not sure if you can make it out in the pictures, but i got these smudge streaks that won't come out. i had just used vinegar and paper towel to get some adhesive off a window, and then figured while at it wipe down the car with water and some of the vinegar. there was city dust/soot. i noticed the streaks, and tried to clean them out, and went to a standard automated car wash, and it's been months actually, through the snow and everything, and they're still there. i've tried applying more vinegar wiping as a test to see and nothing changes.

has anyone else experienced this before?
thanks,
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Old 05-09-2016, 06:40 AM
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You dont use vinegar on paint work .If you dont know its a mild acid . You need to see a paint guy .They may be able to save the finish on the door. If it was on for a time like you say .I would just try polishing it out with a paint finishing polish
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:23 AM
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You dont use vinegar on paint work .If you dont know its a mild acid . You need to see a paint guy .They may be able to save the finish on the door. If it was on for a time like you say .I would just try polishing it out with a paint finishing polish
Ditto.
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Old 05-09-2016, 01:40 PM
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thanks, yeah, i figured it wasn't on very long, either rinsed off or was evaporating pretty quickly, i was surprised it would make streaks like that, and i wasn't able to make more with more vinegar on a test spot. thanks.
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Old 05-09-2016, 04:01 PM
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Try some Meguiar's Cleaner Wax. It's my go-to product.
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:58 PM
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You're fine. I've washed cars with a vinegar solution with excellent results. The paint will buff out. If you find what your doing take it to a detailed of your choice btw vinegar and water is a great way to wash a dirty vehicle. Look into it.
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Old 05-25-2016, 12:32 AM
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Try some Meguiar's Cleaner Wax. It's my go-to product.
Agreed. If you still have Meguiar's Paint Cleaner, that should be more concentrated than Cleaner Wax.
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