Correct steps for heavily scarred oxidized paint

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Don_Rumsfeld, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. Don_Rumsfeld

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    Dark green with clearcoat - heavily etched and oxidized

    I'm thinking

    Clay Bar
    Meguiars DACP
    Meguiars #7 glaze
    Carnuba wax like S100 or something.



    Should I put a finer cut polish between the DACP and the #7?
     
  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Can you post a picture? It might make it easier to estimate how aggressive you may need to get initially.
     
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    you are going to fill up the clay bar fast
     
  4. Don_Rumsfeld

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    Well I don't have any pics right now, but I tried some 3M Fine Cut Polish Compound on it and it didn't even phase it.

    I think I may have to go stronger than DACP maybe some Meguiars #4 heavy cut?

    It's heavily hazed/etched/and rough feeling even after some claybar loving. However the claybar turned black afterwards so I know it pulled some crap off .
     
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    You may have to step up to wetsanding if the paint is really bad. I'd try #83 DACP or #1 Medium Cut, then it is up to Heavy Cut #4, Compound Power Cleaner #84 or Diamond Cut #85. I would strongly suggest using a PC with #83 or #1 and a rotary with anything stronger (because the heavy compounds are designed to work best with a rotary). You can use #83 by hand if needed.
     
  6. Don_Rumsfeld

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    what about a random orbital? roatries scar me rofl
     
  7. Scottwax

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    PC=random orbital
     
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    oh oops thanks
     
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    a roatary isnt so scary just dont do stupid things with it let the biffer do the work ie> dont apply pressure let teh weight of it do the work as you do finner steps lift teh buffer slightly
     
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    with a wool pad ? or terry cloth ?
     
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    id probaly cut with a wool then do the finner stuff with a foam pad you will need a few a buffing pad then a finishing pad
     
  12. Don_Rumsfeld

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    ONLY use foam
     
  13. Don_Rumsfeld

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    Here are some pics

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    That's pretty bad, but I think you'll see awesome results with DAC/P and SFP. Then you can use whatever light polish/glaze and wax you like.
     
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    Looks to me like your clearcoat is failing. Nothing will save or help that.

    Car? Year?
     
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    that looks horrendous. jesus. especially if that's a "clean" car
     
  17. Don_Rumsfeld

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    Yeah that's right after I washed it :wtc:

    SCOTT: it's a 95 ford tbird

    you think maybe some meguiars 2500 grit and wetsanding would at least help even it out some?
     
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    If the clearcoat is going, any further polishing will only hasten its demise. The base coat won't shine without the clear.
     

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