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Old 11 Feb 2006, 03:43 am
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Default Need some help with hood

I have some swirl marks all over... I washed my car, then clayed it, then used some swirl remover from AutoMagic (anyone use it?) and they didn't come out (but they did get less noticeable big time). Is there a real way to get rid of them? I try and use some Meguiars wax w/ a sealant afterwards to help protect the paint... but I guess when your brought up using soap and water only for a car, information arrives a bit too late :P

Also I have what appears to be bird POO stainage on my hood... I never let bird poo stay for more than 1hr after I see it. It must have happened when I was away from home for a while (a good week or a lil more). Is there anyway to rid the hood of that kinda grimy haze it has left?

ONE MORE problem :P I found some defects in my clearcoat on the hood and some on the left fender (bugs the hell out of me). It looks as if it had chipped off of the surface (barely enough to show however). I just noticed it after noticing the poo stain lol.

Any help with any of this for next time I get to cleaning my car inside and out? Anyone with the same problems?

This might be a good reason for me to start saving up for a different hood Bleh the $$$[^]


*oh I remember hearing somewhere (or seeing) something about touch up paint for the chips on the clearcoat with nailpolish or something???? Enlighten me oh mighty ones
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Old 11 Feb 2006, 11:08 am
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If the clay bar and swirl remover didn't take away the scratches, they must be pretty deep past the clear coat into the paint. Good luck with them, maybe Gary (TurboManGT) will have something for you. As far as chips in the paint...a lot of us have tried a product called LANGKA. I've used it with so-so results, others have had great success.
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Old 11 Feb 2006, 11:20 am
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xyxser, you need to call me over the weekend, too much info you need to post here 630 947 2090. Gary
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Old 11 Feb 2006, 11:00 pm
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LANGKA hmmm haven't heard of that yet but if it worked for some...

Gary, you'll be hearing from me tomorrow if you aren't busy!

Thanks I appreciate the help
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