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Paint Problem, please help #74188 Dec 28, 3:31pm Dec 28, 3:31pm
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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?

Re: Paint Problem, please help [Re: DaytonaCelica1] #74189 Dec 28, 3:38pm Dec 28, 3:38pm
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Crop circles and now this...how long were you up north?

Re: Paint Problem, please help [Re: Johnny178] #74190 Dec 28, 3:58pm Dec 28, 3:58pm
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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.

Re: Paint Problem, please help [Re: DaytonaCelica1] #74191 Dec 28, 4:28pm Dec 28, 4:28pm
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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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Re: Paint Problem, please help [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #74192 Dec 28, 9:52pm Dec 28, 9:52pm
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Clay bar?


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Re: Paint Problem, please help [Re: DaytonaCelica1] #74193 Dec 28, 10:06pm Dec 28, 10:06pm
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just regular wax! for smooth/soft feel on rough surfaces use clay. one of these should solve the problem

Re: Paint Problem, please help [Re: stefanoc] #74194 Dec 29, 3:31am Dec 29, 3:31am
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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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Re: Paint Problem, please help [Re: HATEDon] #74195 Dec 29, 5:54am Dec 29, 5:54am
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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

Re: Paint Problem, please help [Re: HATEDon] #74196 Dec 29, 5:54am Dec 29, 5:54am
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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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