How to wash & clean tight spot?

Discussion in 'Pre Wash, Wash, Decon, Claying, Engine, Wheels, an' started by dschia, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. dschia

    dschia Jedi Nuba

    Hi, I had trouble trying to clean some tight spot of a Merc E200 today. Used TFR, Ag tar remover and Ag paint renovator with a Mf cloth wrip around my finger nails and dig it. Only paint renovator is able to get ride of the dirt but i got to rub it so hard till my fingernails get pretty hurts. I am wondering why the stain is so hard to remove and is there any tips and easier way to dig out the stain?

    Some pics of the stain.


  2. Reflect

    Reflect DB Forum Supporter

    Try using a brush to get in the tight spots like a Meg's Slide Lock or Swissvax.
  3. bryansbestwax

    bryansbestwax DB Forum Supporter

    toothbrush, preferably one you won't use again:p:
  4. Hum-Benz

    Hum-Benz Wax on..Wax off

    I have a Benz with some tight spots and all I do prior to washing is spray some diluted car wash or apc to the trim pieces and let it dwell for a few minutes then use a SV brush to agitate.
  5. 911Fanatic

    911Fanatic DB Pro Supporter

    As above. Presoak with your cleaner of choice and rub, don't scrub the area with a rush such as Swisswax or Megs Slide Lock. I find that, although toothbrushes are great for some things, they will mar paint quite easily.
  6. Buddy

    Buddy Getting to know Detailing

    Hmmm, You guys got me thinking now. Would a pressure washer be the answer to removing the presoak? Without marring the paint...I always thought that the SwissVax Brush was O-Kay for paint...O-Boy...:shrug:
  7. Denzil

    Denzil Guest

    Presoak and BHB.
  8. dschia

    dschia Jedi Nuba

    I start off by using a toothbrush but after trying with apc, tar remover and paint renovator, the stain is just too tough to come off. The toothbrush I used is also too soft and i end up breaking it. Anything harder just makes me think i will scratch it. Anybody tried steam cleaning before?

    What is Presoak and BHB?
  9. Duratys

    Duratys Welcome to Detailing

    BHB= Boars Hair Brush
  10. Reflect

    Reflect DB Forum Supporter

    Well if it is a stain, and the clear coat is stained, try using a polish I guess. That is if it isn't just surface contamination.
  11. qbmurderer13

    qbmurderer13 Virgin Detailer

  12. Buddy

    Buddy Getting to know Detailing

    Hi dschia, A presoak would be any paint safe cleaner (In this case) that you would apply a let sit for a few seconds or a few minutes. Before rinsing or scrubing. This would also carry over to anything you wanted to clean. Engines, Tires, Or anything you can think of. It just makes thing alot easier to clean when the cleaner has time to work. It's a lot more fun watching the cleaner work than you working the cleaner. This also gives you the chance to go to another area of the car and start cleaning. To be able to save time. I hope this helped...:thumb:
  13. 911Fanatic

    911Fanatic DB Pro Supporter

    The Swisswax brush is ok as its boars hair. There aren't many brushes softer than it other than sable. If that doesn't shift it, see below.

    This would be my next attempt. Some polish on a MF BY HAND. There is very little paint on mouldings so a polisher is out of the question here.
  14. Buddy

    Buddy Getting to know Detailing

    Thanks 911, The answer was so simple that I don't know If I could have thought of It. MF by hand. I'll never forget this one.:thumb:
  15. togwt

    togwt Nuba Guru

    Use a solvent and a Q-tip. Spray the solvent and allow to dwell, then with a solvent soaked Q-tip remove the stain-may need more than one application...

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