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Old 09-20-2003, 10:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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[FONT=Arial][SIZE=1] I'm new here. Stumbeled upon this form looking for ways to get rid of the oxidation on my E30. I'm assuming the best way would be to get an orbital buffer and a lot of rubbing compound then follow up with a wax? What do you all think would be the best way to remove this oxidation. I can't stand having to see my bimmer looking like this....
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Welcome to the forums!! B)

You need a clay bar to get rid of the oxidation then a good quality wax afterwards..maintenance is the key!!
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forgive my, ignorance but whats a clay bar?
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forgive my, ignorance but whats a clay bar?
http://www.mothers.com/detailguide/tip29.html

Good info..
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i hear that a good rubbing compound and some standard hard work can make the difference. i have heard horror stories of buffers...i am debating buying one myself. i don't have swirlmarks, but i do have a few scratches i am going to try and get rid of with the rubbing compound and some TLC. good luck.
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you'll be amazed at the amount of unseen shite the clay bar will get off your car man, make sure you use the spray that comes with it.

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buffers do leave quite a bit of swirlies on your car, elbowgreese is the way to go IMO
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no,no,no. you must get a RANDOM ORBITAL buffer if you are a noobie buffer. they won't leave swirl marks if done correctly, ask someone experienced to help. you must use several compounds and wax. that's the only way to get rid of bad oxidation.
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