A few weeks ago I noticed a few spots of white on the leading edge of my passenger mirror. Then I looked down and to my surprise it looks like I had hit some wet paint on the road somewhere. White paint.
tried using a clay bar that somebody suggested and it did nothing.
so then I started searching for a mild rubbing compound. You certainly wanna start with mild and work your way up rather than get something so harsh it starts taking off the original paint
and the place to find such things is a professional shop that sells automotive paint to the body shops. Because they also have a lot of associated stuff
and the fellow at the counter said that he had just what I needed made by 3M
they make a ton of things for the automotive industry in addition to so many glues
Anyway using it I was able to take it off the metal fairly easy by hand rubbing with a little "elbow grease".
But the plastic cladding below has been more of a problem
I've had this porter cable buffer for years that I've used for waxing the car and I bought a specialized pad on Amazon for $10. And with some patience it seems to be taking it off the plastic cladding.
The funny thing about all this I can't even remember hitting any paint
and just thinking about this seeing spots on the mirror must've been from the car in front of me. But I must've hit it too.
i'm wondering if it was a lane that was painted recently