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Old 05-05-2003, 11:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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the paint on my BMW feel rough when you pass your hand on it....you can see little white specks on it....i think some over spray from somwhere got to it. i used the 3M rubbing compound to see if it would come off..and it made the paint glossier and better looking but you can still see swirl marks and other things and still feel the over spray...how do i fix the paint...can i do it myself?? would wet sanding it do the trick? or di i have to bring it to a body shop?
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Old 05-06-2003, 03:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well the best way would be to take it to the stop, another way, #1 to remove the rough feeling is to clay bar it ($14?)....swirl marks however are another story. Try Scratch-X (3M?) but the best way to remove those things are with a cyclo buffer or take it to a pro....
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thanks for the information...i know i used to work at a shop where we would paint and restore outboard motors...so i have all the stuff i need...i just don't know what to use....i will try the clay bar first..thanks
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Claybar.. Claybar.. Claybar. That removes a lot of stuff.

http://www.properautocare.com/claybars1.html
They tell you a ton about the product. It's by far one of the easier steps
and very essential.


After that you can use a polish or abrasive polish to work on filling or
removing the swirl marks and mild scratches. Then follow with a wax
or a sealant. I recommend a synthetic as it just amazed me at how
different it looked between that and zymol.

I use:
http://www.properautocare.com/blacnewcarki.html

But would recommend these products also:
http://www.properautocare.com/klasconkit.html
http://www.properautocare.com/liqsouvconki.html
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thanks i appreciate the advice...i will go out and get a play bar today....and i will probally order the polish and all
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