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    Back in Florida and it is time to get the vert out for the winter. Started right up and is looking good. Going to take it over to car show in Leesburg this Saturday the 13th. If anyone is close come on out it is a fun show with food trucks and an outdoor movie after.

    The painted plastic side moulding after sitting 10 months has a white effervescent film. It comes off with polish and elbow grease and looks fine after but comes back after sitting. Have any of you had this film? Do any of you know how clean and prevent it from coming back? The X in photo is where I have taken my finger and wiped it

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    Hi Darrell, how have you been?

    That's strange, I've never seen that on any of my Mark's.

    I get a white film on my furniture inside the house when I run a cold mist humidifyier, but I don't think it would be that in Florida. Do you see it on anything else in the garage?

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    Hi Bill, doing well, staying busy, Thanks!

    You gotta love having that convertible on the road. This year mine gets Historical plates.

    The white film is weird, it is only on the body side moulding, no where else. I think it might be a plasticizer in the moulding that the Florida heat is drawing out. It would have to pass through the paint. Was hoping someone on the site would know how to clean it off and stop it.
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    Pick up some "Trinova Plastic and Trim Restorer". Google it...I think I got mine from Amazon. Really works well and lasts a long time.
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    sems like it could be caused by moisture getting under the coating that the coach builder put on the molding.
    get a hair dryer and warm it up and see if it changes.

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    Im wondering if where the car is being stored may have an effect
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