11-27-2006, 03:10 PM
I've had a nose mask on my ridge since about May and took it off last week for the winter. I noticed some whitish blotches on the front of the hood where the paint is slightly faded/discolored. This was underneath the hood portion of the mask.
Any ideas how or why this has happened and, just as important, how do I get rid of them? A local detail shop suggested a cleaner wax so I picked up some Meguires cleaner wax at O'Reileys to try.
11-27-2006, 06:14 PM
In an earlier discussion about car masks, one negative is that prolong use tends to cloud the paint.
Sorry that you confirmed this point. :mad:
11-28-2006, 05:20 AM
I had this happen on my '03 Odyssey. We bought it used (1 year old) and, apparently, the bra had been on there from Day 1. Anyway, it had a nice white "tan line" across the front end. I paid a detail shop to buff it out. I'm not sure what they used, but it did come out. If you're handy, I would try the cleaner wax and a good buffing.
Good luck, and please post some before/after pics for those of us considering getting the front-end protector.:)
11-28-2006, 05:56 AM
I had my nose mask on my Ridge for several months this summer. When I removed it to clean it after a heavy rain, I noticed blackening on the hood and sides like a "ring around the collar" that didn't wipe off with my finger. Wax took it right off. Maybe you could try that first. If that doesn't work, I would try bobpres's idea of buffing. Good luck and keep us posted.
11-28-2006, 08:53 AM
Only use the mask for trips.... always take it off and never leave it on especially if it is wet...yikes... I just caught mine in time with only very slight damage.... I managed to buff it out but with severe cloudy areas you may need to repeat many times...but DO NOT OVER BUFF..you will damage the paint that way also....and now looking for a plastic after market deflector for the city..:o