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Old 02-28-2009, 02:32 PM   #1
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What is this on my hood?
Oxidation?

I took my bra off a while ago and found this.
I tried clay, wax, vinegar, and polishing compound.



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Old 02-28-2009, 02:55 PM   #2
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by bra do you mean clearbra or the black leather ones? the black leathers one are HORRIBLE for your paint. could be trapped dust that caused the scratches. I really can't see why a good compound or wetsand can't take that out.
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Old 02-28-2009, 02:59 PM   #3
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by bra do you mean clearbra or the black leather ones? the black leathers one are HORRIBLE for your paint. could be trapped dust that caused the scratches. I really can't see why a good compound or wetsand can't take that out.
The leather ones; it's how I bought it.

Yeah me too.
Our local body shop guy was baffled too why compound wouldn't work.
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:26 PM   #4
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That's why you dont put leather bra's on cars....ever. I bet you'll either have to use a pretty abrasive compound or even possibly a wet sand to get that scratching to go away. Reminds me why i hate leather bra's...
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:11 PM   #5
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yeah leather bras are horrible on paint. probably try a heavy compound an wool pad, see where it gets you, might need to wet sand it.
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:21 PM   #6
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looks like light condensed scratching of the clearcoat. this is a perfect example of why nobody should ever use a bra on their car!
you will need a good compound and a cutting pad on a random orbital buffer!
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:23 PM   #7
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....use of masks/bras require routine maintenance (of the paint and the bra). Any build up of dirt/debris between the two will cause abrasions in the finish. I use the Subaru mask on our Forster but I take care to remove it regularly, clean it and protect the paint underneath. 1 1/2 years of continual use without any damage to the paint. ....looks brand new.


....I will add that the quality of the bra and fitment is also important.
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Old 03-01-2009, 08:17 PM   #8
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Yeah, I got the car 2 years ago and never really thought any of it.

Could only imagine the previous owner kept it on too; it is factory because it said "IMPREZA"
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:30 PM   #9
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unfortunately it's probably going to need to be repainted. i bought a civic si years back from someone and they had the bra on, but i gave him the choice of repainting before i buy it or cut off 1000 because i didn't want to deal with it.
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Old 03-02-2009, 06:22 PM   #10
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you could look for a detailer to try to polish that out for you
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:55 PM   #11
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Yeah, I got the car 2 years ago and never really thought any of it.

It is factory because it said "IMPREZA"




and my "American Trend" Jeans are made in china . .

I think you get my point
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Old 03-03-2009, 04:05 PM   #12
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and my "American Trend" Jeans are made in china . .

I think you get my point
....regardless of the quality or where it's made, improper maintainance will result in similar damage.

....btw, the OEM bra/mask I purchased from Subaru for our Forester is made in the USA and is constructed quite well.
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