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    NXT and lint (newbie)

    Hard subject to describe, but here goes. I have a black 02 SVT Focus. It new with less than 5000 miles on the clock. Wash 2 bucket method - dry and use DC1 & DC2 as needed then NXT.
    The weird thing is is some locations I find lint ( from the drying microfibre) and the odd arm hair (I have no shortage of this) trapped under the NXT (its a polymer layer correct?) and I only notice this during the wipe off stage of the NXT.

    You may think that I'm nuts but these spots are not there during the washing process - so whats wrong with my process.

    Can I use the dc1 locally on these spots then DC2 and the a spot of NXT, or leave it and it'll come out in the wash..

    sorry for the newbie question

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    Thats a new one, Is it possible to post a picture?

    The layer of sealant film isnt thick enough to actually trap a hair underneath it, maybe there is sonething sticky just holding it on there?? If you wipe it witha microfiber will it come off?

    As for the lint are you using megs ultimate wipes or another microfiber? I have had this happen with some towels and the funny part is it is very random it wont link the whole car just a few small areas. I dont have the lint problem anymore since I switched brands of towels.
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    I would have to agree with what DETLMAN wrote, a coat of wax isn't thick enough after wipe off to layer over a hair or a lint fiber.

    A close-up pictures would be interesting.

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    I've had that same problem...I use a pneumatic chisel to pry the little suckers out from under the polymer...

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    I don't own a digital camera, so this may take a while to post

    thanks

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    Hope this post works, I have 3 pics to show so I see that I can only attach 1 at a time (I think)
    Image1 - see left side in the shadow. I found a number of these on the car after wash & NXT as I said before.
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    Image2 - this isn't as clear - middle left side - I should also mention that these were taken this morning (Sat) however I had washed the car the night before and dust and pollen are on the car as well.
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    i also have to show the finished product
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    could it be static?
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    Hey,

    On your first pic, the spots look like etching to me. Etching could have been caused by acidic bird droppings or even acidic water that was left on the surface (ie. acid rain).

    My suggestion is to Use Meguiar's ScrtachX on those spots. Follow Mike's excellent advice on how to use the product:

    http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums...&threadid=1516

    Hopefully this will eliminate these spots. If it does not, then we will need to try something else. Please keep us updated!

    Tim

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