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Old 05-17-2023, 05:03 PM   #1
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Default Any hope for this rear spoiler?

I have this sun-faded rear spoiler on my car. Looks like I should have been more diligent with the wax but here I am

Is it a lost cause needing a repaint or can I polish my way to happiness?
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Old 05-19-2023, 05:14 PM   #2
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totally
orbital buffer would be best but elbow grease can be used

need to get a good cutting compound wax(marine ones work best)
then finish with regular wax like carnauba
thinking 3 compound waxes then 2 final carnauba waxes

possible that easier/cleaner to work on spoiler with removed from car too
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Old 05-19-2023, 05:14 PM   #3
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totally
orbital buffer would be best but elbow grease can be used

need to get a good cutting compound wax(marine ones work best)
then finish with regular wax like carnauba
thinking 3 compound waxes then 2 final carnauba waxes

possible that easier/cleaner to work on spoiler with removed from car too
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Old 05-19-2023, 05:17 PM   #4
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if you dont want to mess with the work, with the spoiler removed, bodyshop would charge $200-$400 range (unknown CA labor/paint and material rates)
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Old 05-21-2023, 07:17 PM   #5
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Thanks Ali!
Yup I went with the $3.99 buffer wheel from Harbor Freight and some Meguiar's Ultimate Compound. Came out 80% better. Still foggy but now I feel pretty good about not having to take it off for a repaint or a vinyl wrap! Looking to sell the car so at this point it's looking much better than before.

That Meguiar's Ultimate Compound helped out the whole car too!

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Old 05-21-2023, 07:18 PM   #6
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Old 05-24-2023, 11:32 AM   #7
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wow great job it looks way better!
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Old 05-25-2023, 12:51 PM   #8
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Thx! I'll be honest... it still looks like crap on the pictures but in real life it looks very good. I was WAY more worried about the plastic hood scoop but that came out perfect! WHEW!

Word to the wise... keep ur babies waxed folks!!


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Old 06-01-2023, 04:49 PM   #9
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awsome!!
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i see the 4sale sign now!
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Old 06-12-2023, 09:31 PM   #10
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orbital buffer would be best but elbow grease can be used
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Old 06-12-2023, 09:36 PM   #11
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Double post for double power!
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