What to use on this car *Help*

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Jaccordan, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. Jaccordan

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    I want to wax my car soon but am unsure as to what the best stuff is to use. The color is a platinum silver metallic.

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    I also have some surface scratches that i would like to try to buf out.

    From start to finish, what products should i use on this.

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  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Start with the stickies like the product list and the product reviews. Without seeing your Jeep in person, no one can tell you exactly what to use.
     
  3. Jaccordan

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    i have good pictures of scratches. The computer im on now doesnt have a drive. I have to wait til morning at work.

    I want to do a slay bar. Also want someo fthat tape off stuff so i dont mess up plastics.

    Also, help with wheel well cleaning
     
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    3M blue painters tape for keeping the plastics clean.

    General rule of thumb is that if your fingernail catches on the scratch you won't be able to get rid of it w/o paint.

    You can use tire foam on the wheel wells after washing them. On Autopia, some people have mentioned putting Mop n Glo in a spray bottle and spraying it in the wheel wells to dress.

    Clay Magic or Mother's clay should be available locally. I've used both, think I prefer Clay Magic. Personal preference really.

    I bet Poorboy's EX-P would look good on that color.
     
  5. Jaccordan

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    Exactly the type of responce i was looking for Perry :bigthumb:


    Im gonna look into poorboys Ex-P. Howfully it really brings out the color.

    anyways, here are some more shots of the car. Also included smoe of the scratches i would like to get out.

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  6. Don_Rumsfeld

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    Those are more like gouges than scratches.

    If the paint isn't as clear as it used to be or has soem light oxidation - then I'd hit it with some DACP/Swirl remover 2.0 then top it with EX-P or NXT.

    But if the paint isn't that bad - and it looks pretty clear - go with some #80 speed glaze - then some EX-P or NXT.

    IMHO.
     
  7. Jaccordan

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    :cool: Thanks
     
  8. Jaccordan

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    Anything out there to clear up the headlights? They are a little faded.
     
  9. Scottwax

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    Same stuff you use on the paint.

    The reason I hesitate to tell anyone specifically what they should use is that what may be my idea of a perfect finish isn't yours. Some people like massive, mirror-like reflections, others like the paint to look so deep you can dive into it and never hit the sheet metal, some like a combination of the two. Depending on what glaze and wax or sealant you use, you can tweak by about 10% either way how reflective at one end and how deep the paint looks at the other end.
     
  10. Jaccordan

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    What should i use on the scratches?? Any sort of scratch remover out there?/???
     
  11. Jaccordan

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    Also, where can i pick up some of that tapeing so i can tape off my plastics????
     
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    Yup, the same sticky Scott told you about before - there's swirl removers in there.
     
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    Auto supply shop, hardware store.
     
  14. Scottwax

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    The scratches showing white are likely into the primer, so you really can't do much about them.
     

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