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Those Little Black Dots
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Posted 11/16/2006 7:08 PM
Darkmann

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Those Little Black Dots

I posted this earlier in the W163 forum thinking they were smarter there!!! Well, here I am!!!

My wife's car has little black dots on the hood mostly. They're organic but not easy to clean off. I've tried all kinds of tar removers, no luck. I don't have them on my ML but on my wife's car they're all over. I have tried everything (except buffing) to get them off, no dice!!! I don't have these on my daily driver either which is parked outside. So, I concluded it must be associated with my wifes work place, since she parks her car outside at her work. No big industrial area whe she parks, a supermarket behind, a few restaurants around, that's it. I also notice these dots on all employee's cars parked in her lot!!! It's not oxidation either.

Well, I was doing weeds on my yard today and I noticed a similar pattern on part of my deck. The debris was mostly near where my grille sits on my deck!!! Then I thought: smoke, pieces of grilled stuff, etc - same with the restaurants near my wife's parking area. I think I now know why these small orgnic dots drop on her car. So, does anyone have these on their cars and do you park near an industrial area - industrial here simply means an area where there's a possibility of smoke in the air!!! It's not road tar - period!!!
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Posted 12/5/2006 1:35 AM
Benzcowboy
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RE: Those Little Black Dots

Have you tried claying it?


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Posted 3/7/2007 5:50 PM
Roch207
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I've got them. They buff out with lots of elbow grease.
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Posted 3/8/2007 6:59 PM
storm

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i would have thought that a good clay job would be enough, just make sure you have a good layer of wax on the car from now on so they'll buff off wth ease the next time.
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Posted 11/9/2018 12:22 PM
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Re: Those Little Black Dots

Ha! My luck, new to the forum and looking to contribute(rather hard when I've never owned a Mercedes) and I find a thread that's 12 years old and the original poster is long gone....anywhoo, I dealt with them today and have removed thousands over the years....... Use water, a wet towel, works every time if it's what I suspect.
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Posted 11/10/2018 8:17 AM
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RE: Those Little Black Dots

I knew I had pictures. This had hundreds if not thousands.



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Posted 11/10/2018 8:19 AM
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RE: Those Little Black Dots

I can't get pictures to load. I'll try to resize them. If not, ignore the newbie and carry on.

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Posted 11/10/2018 8:54 AM
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And finished product.



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