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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoa! That is not a reflection of clouds, I take it? Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2step wrote:
Whoa! That is not a reflection of clouds, I take it? Shocked
Unfortunately not. Sad

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't imagine claybar causing that under any circumstance. Looks more like a defect in the paint job to me.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks looks clear coast failure Sad only fix it's to repaint...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, that is without a doubt clear coat failure. As rcktpwrd points out, there is only one fix - repaint.

Nothing that you did is the cause of this. Clear coats fail for a variety of reasons; extreme exposure, neglect, buffing the paint very thin, and even defects in the painting process. But the end result is the clear coat doing one of two things; breaking up from the top down or delaminating from the color coat and then breaking up. But either way, the ONLY way you can fix it is to sand down the panel and repaint it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah, one other thing: even if you did use a good paint cleaner, polish and wax and thought you'd sorted it out pretty well, any improvements you may make will be very short lived. That appearance will return in a matter of weeks, if not days.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys.

I have a spare hood I'm cutting a RallyD style scoop into. When that's done, I'll get the hood, the roof, the 2 rearview mirrors, the sirius sat antenna, a set of roof racks and my turbo vanity cover all painted the same glossy Midnight Blue at the same time.

It's good to know I didn't do it. I've been beating myself up over it for a while now.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rcktpwrd wrote:
I think in a pinch car wash soap in water will work ok, only a very small amount of soap, just enough to make it slippery.

Yes, when you can no longer get clean looking clay after kneading it it's time to get a new piece...


you relegate that used piece to the wheels Surprised

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