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DaytonaCelica1
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DaytonaCelica1 Dec 28, 10:31pm - #74188 

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Paint Problem, please help

OK, so i have been here in daytona for a while, and i just got back from a trip up north for christmas. when i got back i have the white film on my car, looked like salty water spots. i thought, well that sucks, and i went and washed my car. when i did the white spots came off, but in their place there was a bunch of little gray rings. i would take a pic and post it, but it is hard to see. it sort of feels like what ever was on my car eat away at the clear coat/paint. this is all over my car, and it looks like i have water spots all over the place - yet they seem permanent. a guy i work with said 3000 grit buffing compound and a good wax would do it, but im looking for other input as well, any tips?
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Johnny178
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Johnny178 Dec 28, 10:38pm - #74189 

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Crop circles and now this...how long were you up north?
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DaytonaCelica1
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DaytonaCelica1 Dec 28, 10:58pm - #74190 

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only like 10 days, and my car was in a covered garage the whole time... the only problem that i had other than the paint problem was i accidentally armed my alarm and my battery went dead, had to get a jump from somebody at the airport... but this paint thing is really scaring me, i don't really want to have to re-paint my entire car.
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carbon_blue_gt Dec 28, 11:28pm - #74191 
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Try using some 3M finish restorer. You can get it any most automotive stores. After that, use a good car olish to restore the gloss. This really shouldn't be a huge deal, just a little elbow grease and you'll be good. Our cars have a good clearcote on them to guard against this very thing. An electric buffer would be nice, but otherwise, just use a clean terry cloth to rubb the comound on, and another one to buff it back off. Good luck to ya!

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GTS00Falkkor
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GTS00Falkkor Dec 29, 4:52am - #74192 
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Clay bar?

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stefanoc Dec 29, 5:06am - #74193 

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just regular wax! for smooth/soft feel on rough surfaces use clay. one of these should solve the problem
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HATEDon
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HATEDon Dec 29, 10:31am - #74194 

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JUST TAKE YOUR CAR TO A LOCAL PAINT AND BODY SHOP AND ASK THEM TO THROUGH SOME OF THAT PROFESSIONAL STRENGHTH COMPOND ONLY FOUND IN A BODY SHOP,ON YOUR CAR AN DBUFF IT OUT.SHOUNDN'T COST MORE THAN $75.00.

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Speed4TheNeed Dec 29, 12:54pm - #74195 

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it probably something that just needs to be buffed out. the eletric buffer suggestion would probably be best, but you case use the other compounds mentioned with similar effect thumbsup
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Speed4TheNeed Dec 29, 12:54pm - #74196 

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it probably something that just needs to be buffed out. the eletric buffer suggestion would probably be best, but you case use the other compunds mentioned with similar effect thumbsup
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