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Old 07-14-2010, 02:31 AM   #1
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Unhappy So lets say someone decided to wet sand some scratches out of my hood...

And lets say that "someone" couldn't figure out how to fix the dull area the wet sanding left behind... What should that "someone" do to restore the shine?

"Someone" used 2000 grit dry/wet sandpaper with a little water...

Please help
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:32 AM   #2
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Someone needs to rubbing compound and polish.
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:55 AM   #3
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so I have rubbing compound and polish. What do I use with the rubbing compound? machine or elbow grease? and what kind of cloth?
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:58 AM   #4
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If you can't do it by hand, just go to your local car wash/detailer and have them hit the spot with a machine buffer. Probably only cost you 20-40 bucks just to do a small spot.
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:59 AM   #5
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ok thank you guys for the quick responses! I hate driving around with a lame ass spot on my hood
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:41 AM   #6
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You seem a bit in over your head.
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:18 PM   #7
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If you can't do it by hand, just go to your local car wash/detailer and have them hit the spot with a machine buffer. Probably only cost you 20-40 bucks just to do a small spot.
this.

Try the rubbing compound with a micro fiber applicator pad and a MF towel, see if that does the trick, though it will not be easy and will probably not look great when you're done. Your best bet will be to contact a local detailer as matt107 said.
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:59 PM   #8
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dang, you decided to sand in a major obvious part of the car BEFORE knowing how to correct it. nuts.
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:53 PM   #9
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I wouldnt take it anywhere.
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:17 PM   #10
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You won't be able to fix it by hand. You need a polisher and a fairly aggressive pad. When I've polished out 2000 grit marks, it was a 3 or 4 step process with a rotary and a PC.
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:33 PM   #11
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Yeah I'd go wool/105, orange/105, white/205
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:17 AM   #12
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you'll need somebody experienced with a rotary buffer and some compound. I would go here and take a look:

http://www.autopia.org/find-professi...iler/index.php
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:15 PM   #13
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you 99.9% need a rotary and wool pad. you will NEVER get those out by hand.

when i say 99.9%, I say that because people have had good results removing sanding scratches with an orbital and the surbuf pads.
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:25 PM   #14
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A PC in the right hands will do it (105/Surbuf), but will more than likely take some time, because I am assuming he sanded by hand to the surface will be all uneven.

OP take some steps backwards and ease into detailing a little bit more. Take it to a professional (Autopia has a good directory I believe), and get your read and learn on.
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:09 PM   #15
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post up where your from.....see if someone could help ya
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:11 PM   #16
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if u do it by hand, u might end up making it worse and uneven.
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:21 PM   #17
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x2, where are you located. You will not get it fixed by hand, rotary or atleast a orbital is needed.
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:41 AM   #18
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Sorry I haven't checked this in a few days. It turns out just a little polishing compound on a terry cloth pad with a little elbow grease fixed it perfectly. I can't even see the scratches!!! So i'm going to do the rest of my car seeing as how there are minor scratches everywhere....
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