I’d say the logical thing to do would be to buff it out, perhaps add some kind of wax and stay the heck out from under that tree.
I think that's probably the solution, but it's still disconcerting that I'm just a few birds-on-a-bender away from having a stained fender again. How many times can I buff it out before I run out of paint?
Buffing depends on how thick the clearcoat is. It would take a while to get through it with regular polish, but aggressive stuff or wet sanding not as long. I can't imagine them not being cleared as the gloss wouldn't match and the paint wouldn't stand a chance. Clean them up good and try a product called Rejex. It's good stuff.
2013 JK Rubicon-Nth springs, Metalcloak arms, Warn M8000, Spod, 35" Nitto Trails, LOD bumpers....
What did you use to paint them? Any body filler to make the plastic smooth? Just curious
Ask Chrysler (or maybe Fiat). These are the factory white fenders. If it was my own paintjob, I would just re-do it and try something different. With this being the factory paint on the white fenders, I am more inclined to have them fix it.
The paint on the fenders has to be a little different mix than the body because it will have a flex agent added to it to keep the paint from cracking and flaking off the plastic. That's usually just in the base coat, though. I suppose it could be single stage unlike the body. Perhaps it's the flex agent that's being stained.
Here’s something I found that might interest you about bird poop. Scroll down to #6 post, its kinda long but looks like it has lots of info on the subject.
Thanks. That looks very helpful.
In a previous career I had some expereince with 3M paint protection film. My other thought, if the dealership route doesn't give me any satisfaction, was to put that on top of the fenders. But the fenders are curved and my application skills are rusty (if I had any in the first place), so a good wax solution would be best.
RLJ, I know i'm a little late to the post, but I just went through this on my new 2014 Sahara Unlimited. I took it to its first car wash and the tire shine stained the white painted fenders (mostly the rear) and nothing I or the car was did would remove it. When I read the warranty info from Jeep, it seemed like they would too many outs to even make the fight. I ended up getting both rear fenders painted today (with the car wash paying some of the bill. I'd like to hear if you heard from the Dealer of Jeep on this issue, because I don't think it's going away.
Looks like I'm not ever buying a Jeep now. A buddy of mine has this problem, what a load of donkey-doo-doo! No way I'm buying a Jeep ever, if it stains this easily.
Agreed. A no good, steaming hot, big old pile of donkey ****.
To the OP did a simple polish (not buffing compound) work?
2008 JK Rubicon
-255/80/17 BFG KM2s, 16/59 JKU springs, 2013 Rubi rims, RC stubby hybrid front bumper, XRC8 winch with synthetic line, RR evap skid, and more to come
1998 TJ Sahara Sold
-3.25" RC spring lift, Eagle alloys 125s, 33x12.5x15 Cooper STTs, XRC8 winch with stock bumper mount
1994 YJ SE Sold
-4" RC spring lift, 33x12.5x15 Firestone M/Ts, Eagle alloys 125, and a 4 cylinder to boot
1960 Willys Wagon
-Going to be restored and painted Omaha Orange
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