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SORRY ABOUT BUSTING IN THE OTHER THREAD. I DECIDED TO COPY IT AND START MY OWN THREAD.

I HAD TO DROP MY CAR OFF A DEALERSHIP FOR ABOUT A WEEK AND A HALF AND WHEN I GOT IT BACK IT WAS FILTHY. I WASHED IT PLENTY OFF TIMES AND THERE IS STILL THESE LITTLE MARKS ON THE HOOD. LOOKS LIKE LEAVES OR SOME KIND OF BUGS WHERE ON IT. ANYHOW I CAN NOT GET THESE THINGS OFF. I'VE USED MEGUIRES AND WASH IT ALOT AND I CAN NOT GET IT OFF. YOU CAN'T SEE IT UNTIL THE SUNN IS SHINING AND YOU LOOK AT IT ON A ANGLE. AND YOU CAN SEE THE OUTLINE OF WHATEVER WAS ON THERE. WILL ZAINO WORK OR SOME KINDA CLAY BAR. NEED HELP I HATE IT.
 

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Using a clay bar and then waxing has always done me well in the past for getting spots off. Make sure it is clean then use some QD and a claybar over the area.

If nothing else works, take it back to the dealer and have them fix it.
 

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is the spot discolored? Because I think the same thing happened to mine. I'm starting to wonder if it's a flaw in the paint.
 

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ITS NOT DISCOLORED. YOU CAN JUST SEE AN OUTLINE OF WHERE THERE WAS SOMETHING (BUGS, DIRT, LEAVES, ETC.) LAYING ON THE PAINT. I WISH I COULD TAKE A PICTURE OF IT. I WAS HOPING A CLAY BAR COULD TAKE IT OFF BUT I'VE NEVER USED ONE BEFORE. IS IT ALOT OF HARD WORK AND DO YOU HAVE TO DO IT IN THE SHADE?
 

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[quote author=BlackI4se link=topic=53618.msg874138#msg874138 date=1155123003]
ITS NOT DISCOLORED. YOU CAN JUST SEE AN OUTLINE OF WHERE THERE WAS SOMETHING (BUGS, DIRT, LEAVES, ETC.) LAYING ON THE PAINT. I WISH I COULD TAKE A PICTURE OF IT. I WAS HOPING A CLAY BAR COULD TAKE IT OFF BUT I'VE NEVER USED ONE BEFORE. IS IT ALOT OF HARD WORK AND DO YOU HAVE TO DO IT IN THE SHADE?
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Sounds like it's etched into the paint. If that's the case, only a polish is gonna remove it. A clay bar is for removing things that are bonded to the paint, not defects in the paint itself.
 

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I FEEL THAT IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS BONDED TO THE PAINT BUT I JUST CAN'T GET IT OFF.
 

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ITS LIKE A WATER SPOT BUT HARDER TO REMOVE. LIKE SAY IF YOU WASHED YOUR CAR IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT AND THE WATER DRIED BEFORE YOU REMOVED IT. AND IT LEFT A CIRCLE. ITS PRETTY CLOSE TO BEING LIKE THAT BUT I EVEN WAXED IT AND IT STILL WON'T COME OFF.
 

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[quote author=BlackI4se link=topic=53618.msg878224#msg878224 date=1155238459]
ITS LIKE A WATER SPOT BUT HARDER TO REMOVE. LIKE SAY IF YOU WASHED YOUR CAR IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT AND THE WATER DRIED BEFORE YOU REMOVED IT. AND IT LEFT A CIRCLE. ITS PRETTY CLOSE TO BEING LIKE THAT BUT I EVEN WAXED IT AND IT STILL WON'T COME OFF.
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First, do us all a favor and turn off the caps lock.

Second, can you feel it on the paint? If you can, you might be able to remove it with a clay bar, but more likely you will need to use a polish.
 

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Sorry about the caps i'm just used to having it on. Here at work I use AutoCAD and the CAPS is always on.

Anyhow. No I can't really feel it on the paint. I guess I'll have to polish it this weekend when I wash it. I really don't want to scrub it though. Scared of the scratches.
 

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[quote author=BlackI4se link=topic=53618.msg879755#msg879755 date=1155294629]
Sorry about the caps i'm just used to having it on. Here at work I use AutoCAD and the CAPS is always on.

Anyhow. No I can't really feel it on the paint. I guess I'll have to polish it this weekend when I wash it. I really don't want to scrub it though. Scared of the scratches.
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Anybody know how this story ended? Boz
 

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Paint is fixed well sorta. Wife was rear ended by a yukon and it pushed her into a van. Fusion held up exceptionally well. Hood was repainted so now the spots are gone. They left alot of swirl marks in my car though. When the warm weather comes around I'm gonna by me a PC buffer and polish my paint in hoping to get rid of the swirl marks. Thanks for all of the replys to the original post.
 

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Black is a beautiful color for a car, especially with the Fusion having all the nice chrome trimming. But the problems you are having with the spots and swirl marks is the exact reason why I got a silver one. I hope you can get your car looking at a showroom appearance.
 

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I actually have the same style problem with my Mustang awhile back around the time when I got it. It was later recalled with issues in the paint, and required an "acid wash" to fix it. Ford did this for free and all the issues went away.
 

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You can use 3M wheel cleaner (professional) as an acid wash. It even says on the label to use it for that.
 
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