To remove tire marks from your car, follow these steps:
1. Wash the affected area:
Start by giving your car a thorough wash using a mild car detergent and water. This helps remove any loose dirt or debris that may be on the surface.
2. Use a degreaser:
Tire stains should be cleaned using an industrial degreaser. To remove any tough stains, let it sit for a short while.
3. Scrub with a brush:
Scrub the area gently in circular motions using a sponge or soft-bristle brush. Avoid being overly hard as this could harm the paint.
4. Rinse with water:
After scrubbing rinse the area with clean water. Make sure you remove all traces of the degreaser and any loosened dirt.
5. Repeat if necessary:
If some tire marks remain, repeat steps 2-4 until they are completely gone.
6. Try vinegar or baking soda paste:
If commercial cleaning products are ineffective, you can prepare a natural cleaner by combining white vinegar and water in an equal ratio or by making a paste of baking soda and water. Apply the solution/paste on the tire marks and scrub gently with a sponge or brush.
7. Rinse thoroughly:
After using vinegar or baking soda, rinse it off entirely with clean water.
8. Dry and wax:
Once all tire marks have been removed, dry the area with a clean microfiber cloth and apply wax to protect the paint.
- Avoid using abrasive cleaners or rough materials like steel wool as they can scratch the paint.
- Test any cleaning products on an inconspicuous area of your vehicle before applying them to larger areas.
- For tough stains that won't come off despite trying these methods, consider seeking professional help from an auto detailer or body shop.
You should be able to successfully remove the majority of tire stains from your car's exterior by following these instructions.