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Old 05-12-2013, 08:32 AM   #1407
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Join Date: Sep 2011
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Coast of Maine
2013 FXT 6-Speed
Obsidian Black Pearl


Here's a macro image of a what a winter in Maine can do to your paint. During the cleaning process yesterday, one of the yearly tasks is to clay-bar the entire car. In this image you will see a Macro view of my passenger front door. I have cleaned the whole area except for the one spot outlined as "non-clay area". I also did a 5x zoom on that area to show how bad the road salt can eat and rust stain your clear coat if not protected and cleaned.
I started to notice that after a good wash, the car still had a yellow haze all over. As you can see, this was caused by the small rust spots in the clear. After 6 hours of using the clay bar, I was able to remove all of the rust and small tar spots to reveal the factory finish!

After the clay process, it is highly recommended to put on a coat of a high-quality sealer wax.

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