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Old 06-20-2014, 12:34 PM   #1
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Long story short I was an idiot and left the compound on for 30 minutes. Took most of it off before polish and wax.
Now there are areas that still have compound residue. What would be the best way to remove this? I tried quick detailer and elbow grease without decent results. Would claying it again take care of this?
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:29 PM   #2
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Did you wax over the compound residue?

You can try an isopropyl alcohol solution to remove the stubborn areas.
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:43 PM   #3
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Yes I did. 10PM and my garage makes for some poor lighting. I honestly thought I had gotten it all. So after compound I applied polish and wax.

I keep thinking I should pretty much start over with the clay/compound/polish/wax, but I thought I would ask if there was a work around.
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Old 06-21-2014, 05:25 PM   #4
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I would try removing the wax first with something like Chemical Guys Citrus Wash (Red), then try again to remove the compound without the presence of a LSP.
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Old 06-21-2014, 08:43 PM   #5
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methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) will take it off for sure
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:05 PM   #6
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Best I've seen to remove it is to just recompound/polish that area. It was recommended to me once (as I did the same thing, it happens) and it worked easily. Then just remember to wipe it off this time
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Old 06-25-2014, 03:05 PM   #7
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Best I've seen to remove it is to just recompound/polish that area. It was recommended to me once (as I did the same thing, it happens) and it worked easily. Then just remember to wipe it off this time
Gotcha. I was thinking that is what I would have to do rather then applying some chemical that I wouldn't be sure how it would react with my paint.

Guess I know what I will be doing this weekend.
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Old 06-25-2014, 03:17 PM   #8
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Unfortunately if you have already waxed over it best bet is to get on it with some high concentration wash to remove the wax and start over again. you may be able to skate by with only doing a polish though, check a spot before you go compounding. USE A DA and it wont be long at all!
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Old 06-26-2014, 07:26 AM   #9
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I already ordered some chemical guys to use for prewash so hopefully that takes care of it.
I'm going to clay/compound/polish/wax afterwards just to be sure.
Let you know the outcome.

Worst part is I don't see the compound residue until after the paint is completely dry so this will be interesting.
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:35 PM   #10
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Buy some lights
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:41 AM   #11
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Buy some lights
Using my buddies flood lights this time. Not taking anymore chances.
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:24 PM   #12
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Today was the day.

1.) chemical guys red series wash

2.) Mothers clay bar

3.) Poor Boys polish/sealant

4.) Dodo blue velvet pro

This took care of the compound residue and I must say the finish is drop dead gorgeous. The work paid off.

Thank you for the recommendation. If it freaking rains in the next few days I'm going to be pissed.

Thanks again!!
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:33 PM   #13
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Let's see some pics of your hard work.
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:57 PM   #14
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Will do tomorrow morning. Fair warning it will be from a iPhone so pic quality will not be up to par.
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Old 07-13-2014, 03:55 PM   #15
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for starters your suppose to do a isopropyl alcohol rub down after polishing. Then you apply wax
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:04 PM   #16
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Here they are



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Old 07-13-2014, 09:07 PM   #17
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Looks great. I love that shade of blue, definitely one of the best colors IMO. Did you apply everything by hand or use a Porter cable?
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:59 PM   #18
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Very good job dude. It's definitely something that I need to get done before winter.
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Old 07-13-2014, 11:53 PM   #19
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Did you apply everything by hand or use a Porter cable?
All by hand. Would love to have used a buffer but,
1.) I don't own one
2.) scared sh$tless about burning thru the clear because of no training.

Non the less I am happy with the results.
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:11 AM   #20
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All by hand. Would love to have used a buffer but, 1.) I don't own one 2.) scared sh$tless about burning thru the clear because of no training. Non the less I am happy with the results.
As long as your not using a rotary you'll be fine. I've polished my evo a few times before as well as a handful of other cars with my flex and it's very hard to burn through the clear with it. You just have to watch for the signs of the polish breaking down so you know it's time to stop. I keep my paint meter handy for the cars I detail that aren't mine since I have no idea what the paint has been through or how thin it is. It looks great though. Especially done by hand.
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Old 09-15-2014, 12:43 PM   #21
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Clay bar, works every time theres hardened compound
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Old 09-16-2014, 02:27 PM   #22
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To save yourself buttloads of effort in the future:
- Buy some Meguiar's Ultimate Compound (Walmart). This stuff works great at removing swirls & polishing your clear coat. And it's super easy to apply & buff off.
- Buy a Dual-Action orbital polisher from either Harbor Freight (cheap, when on sale with a 20% off coupon) or Porter-Cable (more expensive, but higher quality).
- Buy a polishing pad for the DA buffer (Meguiar's or Harbor Freight)
- If you've got fairly significant scratches, you can pick up a cutting pad, too.

Details here:
http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums...5-and-a-G110v2

Just use Ultimate Compound in place of the M105.
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:50 PM   #23
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All by hand. Would love to have used a buffer but,
1.) I don't own one
2.) scared sh$tless about burning thru the clear because of no training.

Non the less I am happy with the results.
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As long as your not using a rotary you'll be fine. .
19DB794 is right. Grab a DA polisher and you're good to go. No more burning paint.

The first car I ever learned how to buff on back in the late 80's was some old Chevy Chevette at the garage I worked at. One of the guys came and asked me something and I stood there listening to him, with the rotary buffer still going, on the edge of a fender He laughed and told me that's why you start out on junk

In any case, your car looks fantastic! Sounded like a bunch of time/effort, but well worth it!
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:58 AM   #24
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Try a clay bar, we've all been there
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