3M Clear bra cleaning question

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  1. vurb

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    Sorry Scott, I PMed you a bit ago and then remembered there is a forum for this. And now I see your sticky saying don't PM you. :hs:

    Anyway,
    I have a white M35 with a dealer installed 3M clear shield. The other day a car in front of me threw up a piece of truck tire that proceeded to hit the lower lip of my bumper and go under. When it grazed the clear shield it left a nasty skid mark. Any tips on removing the black tire crap?
     
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    tried an APC with a terry cloth towel? It's clear urethane, so the tire mark should come off fairly easily
     
  3. BlazinBlazer Guy

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    :werd: I'd try either APC or something like Tarminator.... should do a decent job of removing the transfer. You could even give a claybar a shot, though it might just smudge on top of the urethane.
     
  4. vurb

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    I just remembered I have some Plexus, going to try that and then take it from there as I don't have anything else on hand. Actually I do have some bug and tar remover. May try that too. If no go then will get some APC.
     
  5. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    A plastic or light paint polish might also do the trick.

    BTW, see why I recommend posting questions here? You already had two answers before I got back to my computer after a day of detailing. ;)
     
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    Thanks fellas. The Plexus and bug/tar remover didn't even make it budge. So I was about to bust out the 3M adhesive remover when my gf said "oh let me grab a Magic Eraser and get that off for ya". So then I was :rolleyes:. Then I walk outside and within 30 seconds she had it completely removed. :rofl:
     
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    :rofl: yeah, that would work, too.
     
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    Those Magic Erasers are no joke. Use them to remove wax off black plastic trim. Perfecto.
     
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    Only problem is they ARE abrasive, so don't overuse them on anything coated.
     
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    :werd: I try to stay away from them except as a last resort.
     

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