My old ship has suffered the unaccustomed indignity of not having seen a hosepipe for the best part of 2 months ..
Over the weekend I had to bite the bullet and wash the lad by hand.
It was okay.. but I noticed that the bonnet paint seems to be marked by millions, if not thousands, of tiny specks - probably tree sap (though the spots are a bit big), even though I don't park under trees ever - certainly not in the last 8 weeks.
But.. there's a beech tree nearby so it has to be the chief suspect.
Anyway, I thought a bit of soap and water would shift it...
Then I tried a mild abrasive polish...
Then I tried T-Cut...
Nothing seems to make any impression.
What caused these spots and how can I shift them? They look like stains on the paint rather than something just stuck to the paint (like tar etc.).
The bonnet is the only part affected (roof and boot seem okay) which seems a bit odd if it's tree sap but the nose does park nearest the tree.
Anyone have any tips to restore my bonnet to it's pock-marked, stone-chipped, dented but otherwise stain-free previous best?