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Need some help please

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Old 03-14-2007, 01:12 AM
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Okay so i washed my car with something that i shouldnt have... it was a brush, and it left swirls all over the car. What's the best way to get em off? wax ? buff? compound?


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Old 03-14-2007, 01:49 AM
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try clay bar then cleaner wax then swirl/haze rmover BY HAND then glaze wax then 2layers ovteflon wax; unless you know how to use a buffer. buffers can actually burn paint. hope this helps!
 
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Old 03-14-2007, 03:27 AM
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While claying is never a bad idea, it will likely do little to remove your finish damage, but go ahead and clay so you have a clean palette.

Your approach will depend a little on the color of the vehicle and the overall condition of the paint. Lighter cars will be easier to get looking better than darker cars. Another factor includes the kind of buffer you have, if any.

Assuming you're working by hand and if you have a good cleaner wax, try that in a test area. I really like Mothers Carnauba Cleaner Wax (some comes with their Clay Bar Paint Saving System). It's a very good polish/wax combo. If you feel you need more polishing, try a dedicated pre-wax cleaner or scratch remover. Depending on how that responds might depend on whether you finish with a cleaner wax or a sealer & glaze (which will help hide minor defects as well as add depth) and finally use a pure wax for protection.

No matter your approach to scratch removal -- and whatever steps, if any, you have in between -- you always want to finish with either a cleaner wax or a pure wax for protection.
 
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Old 03-20-2007, 12:02 AM
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This place has a great selection of car care stuff, and lots of tutorials and great service:

http://www.properautocare.com/(no, I don't work for them - just happily buy their stuff)

Iuse the Porter Cable random-orbit buffer with the standard yellow and white pads (absolutely safe, even if you have no idea what you're doing), and use Meguiars' cleaner, then polish, then wax.Moderately priced, does a good job. Little scratches disappear. Never really saw the return on investment (work) with clay, but that's just me. Others swear by it.
 
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buff it. rub then cleaner wax then carnuba wax.
 
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:03 PM
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I also need some help...i have a camry that jus came out of the shop from a huge accident. Was wondering ifa car cover will damage the fresh paint? My cover from carscover.com just came in and im not sure if i should use it right now not? its soft enough...but i dont want to risk it. help?
 
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Old 09-09-2008, 02:06 PM
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I would give the paint a week or so.
 
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:06 PM
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buff it out
 
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Old 01-05-2009, 12:52 PM
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ORIGINAL: mumble19

I also need some help...i have a camry that jus came out of the shop from a huge accident. Was wondering ifa car cover will damage the fresh paint? My cover from carscover.com just came in and im not sure if i should use it right now not? its soft enough...but i dont want to risk it. help?
The best advice is to ask the paint shop that did the work...a rule of thumb in fresh paint is it takes up to 6 weeks to cure...this is while the paint is releasing solvents...putting any type of wax or sealant on during this time is not advised...however a car cover to me would not harm the finish...again ask the body shop to make sure its OK
 
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