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Thread: Oil stain on rocker panel of my 550 MSport

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    Oil stain on rocker panel of my 550 MSport

    I went through some oil on a country road. I must have been almost right behind him because even at 5mph I got pretty messy. I used gasoline and some Gunk tar remover and it came off pretty well, but I didn't rewash the car after and left town for a few days. I came back to see it was more visible than when I left so I rewashed using only a small amount of WD40 in the bad sports and gave it a proper clean. One area where the oil and cleaner must have accumulated between the rocker and front fender ran out of the gap onto the rocker panel and after cleaning again, that on little spot remains discolored.

    Probably wouldn't notice if the car wasn't white but, is there another obvious cleaning step? The rocker is plastic so is that finished differently than the metal panels? Is this something a clay bar might affect? How about some kind of high end hand polish? Thanks for any responses.
    Last edited by nuck; 10-13-2016 at 01:16 PM.

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