Water spots in paint?

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by 20Deep, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. 20Deep

    20Deep You never with Wenger

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    So I washed my car and decided to use a clay bar but after I clayed the entire car I noticed that somehow there are what look like water spots in a few places (most notably on the hood and the roof).

    What is my next step to get these water spots off?
     
  2. 20Deep

    20Deep You never with Wenger

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    Here is a really awful picture of what I'm talking about :o

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    20Deep You never with Wenger

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    Oh and while we are here, one part of the trim is really dull compared to the rest of it ... best way to fix it?

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    Polish. Do you have a DACP or rotary?
     
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  6. 20Deep

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    No :hs:
     
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  7. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    You got delts like bateman?
     
  8. 20Deep

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    No :rofl:

    Guess I'll be getting a PC 7424xp and some Meguiars #83. I'm skurred :noes:
     
  9. 20Deep

    20Deep You never with Wenger

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    Is that all I need to order? What is this about backing plates and which pads do I need?

    I looked through the stickies but couldn't really find much.
     
  10. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    A wax, sealant and a glaze if you want. I would prob do Meg 205, Clarkote Red Machine Glaze Opti Seal and Collnite 915
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    As far as backing plates go, you can go with 5" or 6" a 7424 will handle 6" pads just find with the clutch not kicking in. I still like the 5" as they are cheaper seem to require less polish as they about half the width as the 6" pads
     
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    205 will be enough to get the water marks and light scratches out?

    Which pad would I use to apply it? The light cutting orange pad?
     
  13. BlazinBlazer Guy

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    It's hard to say based on a couple crappy pics and no way to evaluate the surface ourselves if 205 would be enough. Depending on how deep the etching is, how hard the paint is, etc. 205 might do it, or it might not.

    I would say yes, an orange LC would be the pad choice I'd go for in your situation.

    Remember, you're not just "applying" a polish/compound. You're using it to correct surface defects. Can't just put it on and wipe it off and expect that it will do anything.
     
  14. 20Deep

    20Deep You never with Wenger

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    Yea sorry for the pictures, they were in the garage last night with not so great lighting conditions.

    If the sun comes out today I'll try to grab a few better pics.
     
  15. 20Deep

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    I was just trying to make sure before I order a bunch of stuff that I don't really need :o
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    For just one car you could just order a small amount of Meg 105 and be fine also. Better to be safe than sorry
     
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    Agree on the #105 suggestion. Better to have it and not need than to find out #205 isn't stout enough.
     
  19. 20Deep

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    Will do.

    So I've got:
    PC 7424
    Yellow, orange, gray, and red pads
    105
    205
    Clearkote red moose glaze (already have it)
    NXT Tech Wax (already have it)


    That should do it?
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    I would ditch NXT if its a daily driver, the durability to me sucked
     
  21. BlazinBlazer Guy

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    If he's willing to wax it often enough, durability doesn't mean squat.
     
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    I got this kit last year when i bought my pc. Its the buffer, megs 105 and 205, and pads.
    http://www.autogeek.net/porter-cable-meguiars-kit.html
     
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    As Mike Phillips says, "find something you like and use it often".
     
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