I returned from a 3 month deployment to South Korea. One of the first things I did after my return was wash my car and swap on the hard top. I washed it, then wiped it down with an “in between waxing” product from Griot’s garage I use, then dried it. Everything looked fine in the paint. I am sure I would have noticed anything funny. Later, I saw a cleaning cloth I had in my pocket had fallen in a puddle by the passenger sidefront wheel, and I picked it up and flicked it (like a whip) away from the car to get some of the dirt/leaves off it. Some of the liquid spattered back and me, and I suspect, on the car. This is all I can think might have caused the paint defects I noticed a few minutes later. Something has caused the paint to bubble up in a very focal area on that right front fender area. I have no idea how or what. I can’t rule out completely that these weren’t there when I was washing—maybe the light reflection wasn’t right for me to see them—but since I always look at the paint carefully when washing, I am doubtful. There are even a couple tiny ones of these raised areas that appear to be under the edge of the protective plastic wrap where it starts on the fender near the headlight. Any ideas what might have caused this? The only stuff in the puddle chemically would have been rinse water from the wash and would include the non-acid stuff I used to clean the tires. That stuff is safe for factory painted wheels. I am sure it has splattered on the car before when I have sprayed it to wash the tires though, and I have never seen an issue, although perhaps the fenders have the plastic protectant down there. Any thoughts on what could cause this or a fix short of having entire fender repainted (I am thinking this is only option) would be appreciated! Have a great day.