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Use Tranny fluid to mask surface swirls

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Old 09-06-2014, 08:32 PM
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Default Use Tranny fluid to mask surface swirls

I've been using everything I could in an attempt to remove the light surface swirls in my clearcoat, short of wet sanding. Rubbing compound didn't help. Then I came across a YouTube vid where 1 guy used transmission fluid. It worked! I applied it very lightly, & then cleaned it off by wiping & wiping until I removed it all. The soft paper towel was no longer turning red. Then I sealed it with a coat of wax. It worked real good. If you're having the same problem I had give it a shot. I promise u won't be disappointed
 
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Hi `Vincenti,
Thanks for sharing/posting. Do you have a link to the YouTube Vid ?

Pictures please
 
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Old 09-07-2014, 05:58 AM
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My bad. Here's the link. Just touch the big, empty box & it will stream.
 

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Thanks `Vincenti for your Super Super fast reply. Not your bad @ `all > it's all good 4-Sure...

I will go watch the vid now `if work doesn't interfere (lol)
Look 4ward to reading comments by member's.

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Just watched the vid & the results are amazing for the ease & investment. Made that 18 year old paint on that Blue Ford look 100% better then what it was

I will have 2 try it on our old GMC BeachBum`Van

Thanks again for sharing...

I look forward to seeing what our paint experts post on this method ?
 
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Old 09-07-2014, 11:05 AM
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Transmission fluid to restore paint is an old trick, but can lead to disaster. It's the oils in the fluid that bring the shine out. With technology changing, so has transmission fluid. The high concentrate of oils and the additives used to swell the seals can destroy the paint. You would be better off using something like Dawn (blue) dishwashing liquid, a rubbing compound to remove oxidation and heavy scratches, a polish to bring out the shine and remove minor scratches, a sealant or glaze, then a couple coats of wax. It's a lot more work, but it is safe for your paint and will produce much better results.


I hope you washed the surface with some kind of soap that removes oils from the surface. If not you sealed the transmission fluid between the paint and wax. It won't be long until you begin to notice oxidation and spider cracking of the paint. Older paint is more vulnerable then newer paint, but I would never try this on the newer water based paints.
 
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