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Old 07-06-2012, 10:47 AM
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I have an 04 ss s/c and im for some reason im not too happy about the paint. It wasn't reprinted or anything it just looks very dull. My car is black by the way. It looks ok at night lol but in the light there's just no shine. My hood has a spot right in the middle that almost looks sunburnt. Its just faded away. Also I've noticed very light scratches all over it. Nothin deep or serious just looks like someone maybe used the wrong texture towel to dry it off? I tried compound and it doesn't work. I wash and wax it and still no shine :/ any thoughts or suggestions??
 
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:00 AM
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Clay bar. Go get a claybar kit (any will do, Walmart sells Meguiar's ones? They work good enough).

Wash your car twice, no need to dry it off. Then clay bar the whole car. Take your time. This should pull all of the contaminates out of the clear coat and let it give you a deeper shine. THEN you need to compound the swirls, polish the finer swirls, and then glaze/wax the car.

This gets you the deep shine. Your clear coat is probably just neglected. After you clay, perhaps you could invest in looking for a local detailer to just bring it back to looking perfect, then you can just wash it once a week or so and keep a good coat of wax on it.

The shot in my sig is right after a clay and wax.

 
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:10 AM
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X2 on the clay bar...then try Meguiars Ultimate Compound, then wax it.
 
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:18 AM
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unfortunatly it sounds like the clearcaot is failing on the hood (i have the same issue with my intrigue) only way to fix that is paint,

the rest of it is time consuming but so worth it Mike(Chibi) is correct in his statement
 
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:32 AM
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A good detailer might be able to save the clear-coat, but you will need to spend more time in that spot keeping good coats of wax on it.

I think it is worth the try.
 
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ChibiBlackSheep View Post
A good detailer might be able to save the clear-coat, but you will need to spend more time in that spot keeping good coats of wax on it.

I think it is worth the try.
unfortunatly no

here's a good read about it

The Clearcoat Failure Photo Archive
 
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:17 PM
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I understand when it fails, but we don't have a picture of what is wrong. He really might not be as bad as we are assuming
 
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:01 PM
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Thank u guys! Ill try n post up some pictures by tomorrow morning cuz i work til 9pm. But im gonna try that clay bar thing for sure! How much of it should i buy and how much should i apply?
 
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:01 PM
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You mean a claybar wont fix this?
Seriously tho if its too far gone you may want to spend the money and have a pro detail it to bring back that factory shine.
 
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:04 PM
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Oh Jesus no my hood isnt that bad hahaha
 

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