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Old 08-24-2011, 11:12 AM
 
Location: NC
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I just bought a new car and already messed up the paint.
Hopefully i can restore it but wanted some advice..I was trying to get rid of couple light scratches on the hood by using compound which has mild abrasives..
Unfortunately i did it in direct sun on dark blue paint. Now i have a scuff/blemish along with the scratches..I tried to rub polish on it but didn't help much.
What is only option, buff wax or something?
thx
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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Imperial Hand Glaze from 3M.
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:31 PM
 
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Since you obviously don't know what you're doing, I suggest you pay someone knowledgeable to fix the problems rather than continuing to do damage to a new car.

No offense intended.
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Since you obviously don't know what you're doing, I suggest you pay someone knowledgeable to fix the problems rather than continuing to do damage to a new car.

No offense intended.
That or read up and study up and learn what you are doing.
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:39 PM
 
Location: NC
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Thanks guys, well rather than learn on my new car i think i will bring it to a pro.
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:02 PM
 
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That or read up and study up and learn what you are doing.
There is no substitute for experience when dealing with buffers, chemicals, and paint. Especially new car paint. I can learn how to swap a spark plug by reading, but a book or vid can't tell me how the pressure a buffer is putting on the paint will affect it. Nor can it tell me what level of compound or polish may work best for a given situation.
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Thanks guys, well rather than learn on my new car i think i will bring it to a pro.
I should have phrased my post more along these lines. Practice on a beater, or even a trunk/hood from a junkyard before working over the paint on your own new car.
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:14 PM
 
Location: NC
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Well the thing is i used compound before on older vehicles and not an issue.
I think it was using it in extreme sun and new paint .
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