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Old 08-06-2004, 12:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've got a few spots on my car that have been fixed with touch up paint. They are nice smooth touch ups, but the area around the touch ups is dull. Probably from a polishing compound. I'm not talking all scratched up, more like just dulled like it'd been sanded.

How can I restore those small areas (they are like an inch around) to the original shine of the rest of the car?
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Old 08-06-2004, 02:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You Will need to polish the dullness out. Polishing small areas are very easy.
Just get a "quality" polish. I like Menzerna Intense polish then finish up with their Final Polish2.
Or 1Z Paint polish. just put a dab on a soft micro fiber or terry towel and polish. Once the shine has been restored protect with wax.

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Oh cool. I'm good at buying things! haha

But where can I find these miricle cures?
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Look at Autopia.org ... they have lots of good info and a store where you can buy stuff ...

ProperAutoCare.com

Autogeek.net

DetailersParadise.com have the whole 1Z line and will include little bottles with the polishes ... good people to buy from as well

good luck, i also agree w/ those suggestions from jonw440 ... but if you don't have a random orbital buffer ... like a porter cable, i would shy away from the Menzerna, i hear its not the greatest to use by hand. But the 1Z products (the ultra is pretty agressive but great for restoration) are quite easy to use w/ good results by hand.

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