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  1. Zackkahry

    Zackkahry New Member

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    remove paint transferred from another vehicle to my clearcoat?
     
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    I would say a small amount of paint thinner and rag... be careful tho
     
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    I thought rubbing compounds scratch clear coats. I would consult a pro before I did anything.
     
  5. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Moving to someplace you'll get better advice.
     
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    Yep, a compound will haze the paint. You will want to follow up with a 2000 or 3000 grit polish to remove the haze.

    Best to start out with a polish. If the polish doesn't work, then try a compound. Compounds dig deeper into the paint.

    OP - if you go with a polish or compound, be sure to check if the material is for a machine polish or is a hand polish. Also be careful of not digging to deep into your paint - easier to do with a machine polisher. I have not done it, but have heard of others that have used a compound for too long on a stop and went through the paint.

    I've also had good luck using some of the chemical/wax polishes like Klasse. Claying might also work well as I've found it's great for removing dried road tar.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Try cleaner wax or something like Meguiars ScratchX first and make sure you work it into the paint. If you just wipe it on like a wax, it won't do squat.
     
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    Try a claybar if it's paint transfer. That method has worked for me in the past.
     

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