I'm almost positive its not wax-buildup ... trust me, with the products i use, its not wax. I use some chemical cleaners and abrasive cleaners. If i can buff out scratches and defects left by bird crap, i'm pretty sure its not wax. I mean, if by compounding/polishing, i'm abrading away the top layer of clear coat to get down past the defect or swirl ... any wax residues would also come off. Seem to me wax would be softer than the clear coat and more easily removed?
yeah, for a while i thought it was overspray, but as far as i can tell, nothing has been repainted,and there was never any note of it anywhere. I always thought overspray would be taken care of by claying though? that's also what confuses me
and sorry guys, no digital camera = no pics. I looked through the 35mm shots i have of the car from earler, but none of them are close enough, or detailed enough to show what i'm talking about.
So, the metallic fleck, is it mixed in with the color coat? or is it sprayed on (or however its administered to the paint) after the color coat/before the clear coat?
The car is blue, and the spots i'm talking about look small enough as if they were applied by a toothpick (reference for size). They are somewhere in between just being a flat white and a shiney piece of metal.
how evenly spread should the flake be?
i'm starting to think its just the metallic flake and i can barely feel it because the clear coat is old ... and has been slowly worn down by wear and polishing. When wax is applied, i CANNOT feel these spots. the mystery continues.
<span style='color:blue'>1992 325is
I think i'm in love ...
"Racing in a honda is like racing in the special olympics ... even if you win, you're still retarded."</span>