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Old 05-25-2012, 04:57 PM   #1
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Default scratches and imperfections

So my sister parked her next to me the other day and after a litle while later I noticed this....



Throwing this out there to anyone with ideas on a way to make this go away. Here are a few other paint issues I have going on. Any and all ideas welcome.


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Old 05-25-2012, 05:00 PM   #2
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3000 grit wet sanding should do the trick. Followed by some polishing after.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:34 PM   #3
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man thats a bummer.. Sorry! but yeah what he said ^^^^^^^^
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:59 PM   #4
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I noticed how bad the paint condition is before I even saw that individual scuff lol. Looks like someone washed the whole car with a dirty sponge without rising it out once and spreading the same dirt all around the car to make consistent swirls and scratches.....

As for the first paint defect, that looks like paint transfer and will be on the surface of the paint. I would clay bar first to clear that area of surface contaminants (but why not just clay bar the whole entire car while you're at it.) After wards, depending on what you have on hand. Paint thinner will take that off, rub lightly with a small amount and make sure to thoroughly wash the area with some soap right away afterwards to remove all chemical residue. If not, I would use a light polishing compound with a foam applicator pad or a microfiber towel. Note that once you polish that area, that spot will be a lot clearer than the rest of the car, still making that spot noticeably different from the rest of the car....

As for the second one, Im not entirely sure because it is kind of hard to see. It either looks like acidic etching from bird droppings or other chemical residues that have ate through the pores of the clear coat because (correct me if Im wrong, your naked eye should be able to tell better) it looks like there is some rippling on that defected area. I would do the same and try clay barring it first, then on with the polish to see if it has made anything better. If the paint is unleveled in that area ( like what I suspect with bird droppings or other chemical etching) then a heavier correction might be required to level out the clear coat...DEPENDING on how much paint has been lost already. It might not entirely be safe to do so to a point, depending on how much paint has been permeated. I would not recommend just jumping straight to wet-sanding if you do not know what you are doing, and because you have asked this question.
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:05 PM   #5
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You should kill her. Oh, you mean the paint. Um, idk.
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