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Exhaust soot removal from bumper

This is a discussion on Exhaust soot removal from bumper within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; So since I don't have cats I get black "soot" from my exhaust on my bumper. Anyone got a tip ...

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    Exhaust soot removal from bumper

    So since I don't have cats I get black "soot" from my exhaust on my bumper. Anyone got a tip on the best way to remove this? Thanks

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    How bad is it, you can try pledge it may work.

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    Prep solve

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    bug/tar remover, wd40, or anything that is not an abrasive/clearcoat damaging product

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    Don't plan on repainting your car if you use WD40. It will leave fish eyes all over it if you are not able to get it all of and it is a PITA to get it all out

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92z28camarokid View Post
    Don't plan on repainting your car if you use WD40. It will leave fish eyes all over it if you are not able to get it all of and it is a PITA to get it all out
    proper prep work prior to painting addresses said issue

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    Heavy black sooting is a sign of poor combustion usually due to poor AFR's..

    VAC leaks, Engine mods with a bad or no tune, poor fuel delivery, amoung other things can also cause high levels of sooting..

    Unless the soot contains oil too it should clean up with glass cleaner..

    I would try hot soapy water first before resorting to a penetrating oil..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSwt00SS View Post
    proper prep work prior to painting addresses said issue
    It's possible, like I said. Just a huge PITA!

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    I agree, use a claybar it works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Claybar.
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    I agree, use a claybar it works great.
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