Old, oxidized paint... best OTC product?

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  1. about:blank

    about:blank Whether you think that you can or that you can't,

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    Both mine and my GFs car have pretty old oxidized due to neglect of previous owners. Both cars have potential but I don't even know where to start. Seems like the stickies cover only new and shiny paints...

    I'm looking for something I can pick up at Autozone that will make it look better and won't make me feel like I wasted a lot of time. Suggestions? :x:
     
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    Yep....I haven't seen much worse!
    If you can get #80...look in the parts stores or paint store which sells automotive paint.

    If not, use the newly formulated Meguiar's Cleaner Wax (red bottle) found at Advanced Auto or Wal Mart.
     
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    Meguiars #9 will also work. Honestly, for oxidized single stage paints, I'd stick with Meguiars products. Their trade secret oils add depth and gloss to ss paints better than anything else I have used.
     
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    Scott....
    I just looked at my #80 bottle and the description says "with paint protection"
    Explain.

    thanks
     
  6. Buck-O

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    Seconeding Scotts recemendation of #9. It seems to revive and polish oxydized paint better then just about any other product ive used to date. It adds alot more richness then anything else.

    I think teh best combo, by far, for Oxyed paint is Megs DACP (#83), followed up by SR2.0 (#9). Then topped with your favorite LSP.

    ALso you can use Hand or machine glazes from Megs, which really put ALOT of oils back into the paint of the car, and really make it vibrant.
     
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    I believe #80 has a UV blocker in it. :dunno:
     
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    It has breathable polymer protection that is new paint safe. I wouldn't count on it to be very durable though.
     
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    Went over the heavily oxidized panels with #80 and they are much better now. There still certain spots which need work and I'm not touching those until I get an electric buffer (I spend 2 hours on the roof and an hour on the trunk). I'll give #9 a try next weekend.

    Is there a good/cheap random-orbit buffer? $110 for the PC doesn't seem like the wisest investment for paint worth about the same :o
     
  10. Buck-O

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    The nice thing is though, if you ever detail a friend or family members car, and charge them, youve just paid your PC off.

    If you ever come up to the Wasington area. Id be happy to give you a hand with the oxydized paint.
     
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    From what I've heard, Meguiar's ColorX works fairly well, too....
     
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    I'll try #9 when I get an orbital :hs:

    What is LSP?
     
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    Thanks. :coold:

    On my 3rd hour hand polishing the car I was thinking to my self "this isn't such a bad evening/weekend gig" :o

    I can just print up some flyers and put them on neighbors cars :hs: Before that I'm going to seriously revive this car, even if it means repainting :o
     
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    LSP = Last stage Product. Sealent or carnuba.
     
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