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Old 18th November 2020, 20:06   #1
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I park my Zircon Silver 75 on the drive. Small black dots keep appearing on the horizontal paint surfaces (bonnet/roof/boot). I have had the car from new so I know the paint is original. The dots can be removed with car shampoo and a lot of rubbing with a cleaning mitt but they soon return. I park a silver Focus next to the 75 but the black dots don't appear on the Focus. Any ideas?
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Old 18th November 2020, 20:09   #2
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Fly poo? Chimney soot?
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I thought of those sources but the Focus is 3 feet from the Rover and never gets black dots. Perhaps it is fly poo or soot but it doesn't stick to the Ford paint.
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Old 18th November 2020, 23:46   #4
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Do they appear when the car is on the drive ?---ie. nothing at night but there in the morning or when you get home after driving the car.
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Old 18th November 2020, 23:57   #5
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During the Covid restrictions neither car has been driven much. I cleaned the dots off yesterday so I will monitor it each day and see when they reappear.
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Have you got a telephone line above where you park your car? Every time it rains, I get browny/black spots on the roof bonnet and boot. Could not work out why it only occurred when it rained or a very damp nightime. Then I noticed that the phone line was directly above where I park the car. Must be all the muck that collects there from birds and dust. Check it out
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Old 19th November 2020, 09:49   #7
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The phone line does come to the house overhead but it is 50 feet from where the 75/Focus are parked.
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I just remembered this.--Some time ago in the summer we had a bit of a plague of flies

My car, dark green, was standing next to my wife's car, silver. There were hundreds of flies on her car but only a few on mine.--Maybe there's a colour they prefer.---



Or perhaps they don't like hot feet.--
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Old 19th November 2020, 16:22   #9
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Fly or insect poop. Don't rub it, then lick your finger like many do when cleaning the flys**t off the windscreen! As said above, flies love to warm their bums on the reflection from silver cars.
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I can't imagine there'll be that many flies around at this time of year.


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