Les, thanks!!! Tire dressing can and does cause damage. The Meguiar's tire gel is ok if you wipe the excess off, Zaino tire dressing will not harm your paint either. Get a clay bar and clay the areas (I would do the whole car) follow the directions, you can get tips off my site at www.hcvind.com and click on the Zaino button and then application tips. If that does not do the job then pickup some 3M Scratch and Swirl Remover at Pep Boys or that type store, the 3M is an abrasive product so when using do not rub real hard and you will be fine, as I said I would go the clay route first because clay is not abrasive and may do the trick.