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Old 25 Apr 2019, 09:08 pm
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Default Milky paint ?

I bought a 07 that was under maintained. It was cheep and I'm going to do any needed work myself. The body is fine, but the paint (blue).....well needs help. I started with Maguire's cleaner wax, and it brought back a shine. The sides look pretty good, but the top and hood seem to have a milky look, kind of like sun fade. The wax did help but its not coming out. I'm not a detailer so I would like any help please. Thanks.
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Old 26 Apr 2019, 12:14 am
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Sounds like the clearcoat is oxidizing. It could be buffed out if its not too severe but will need some type of treatment to prevent oxidation after buffing
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Old 26 Apr 2019, 10:12 am
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I'm not a detailer either, but I would have started with polishing compound and THEN put the wax on it. Bubba may chime in. I THINK he knows about this stuff.
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Old 26 Apr 2019, 05:10 pm
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NO!
Even before the polishing compound CLAY BAR THE HOOD!

All that contamination does not need to be rubbed around any further.
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Old 27 Apr 2019, 07:16 am
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Oh no....sounds like I made a mistake by rubbing wax first. Can I still use the clay bar, or do I have to get rid of the wax?
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