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Old 09-10-2009, 10:01 AM   #2821
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here is update pix. after i clay and wax it was look good,a week after all white stuff coming back on my hood, I can not get all white stuff off my hood and my hood is not silver anymore.
What can i do for next?
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Did you try the polish I suggested or any other polishes? That certainly would be my next step. After looking at those pics though I wonder if part of it has been repainted?

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Old 09-10-2009, 10:11 AM   #2822
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Nail polish on paint... how can I safely remove it?
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:59 PM   #2823
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Did you try the polish I suggested or any other polishes? That certainly would be my next step. After looking at those pics though I wonder if part of it has been repainted?

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Paint was original. i did polished with carnauba wax after i clayed.
I'm in TEXAS, do u think may be weather too hot cause clear coat change color?
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Old 09-10-2009, 03:25 PM   #2824
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Oh man that sucks! I haven't actually had to deal with that so I'm not sure what works but here is what I would try. A medium grade clay bar is what I use to remove paint over spray. If that doesn't work you can try to polish the surface with a cutting/micro-abrasive polish. Let me know if you need examples or recommendations. If that doesn't work you may have to do a little wet sanding and polishing to fix the area. Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions.

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Old 09-10-2009, 03:30 PM   #2825
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Paint was original. i did polished with carnauba wax after i clayed.
I'm in TEXAS, do u think may be weather too hot cause clear coat change color?
Carnauba waxes are totally different then polishes. Carnauba waxes are essentially designed to protect the paint and enhance the shine. Polishes with micro abrasives are designed to help permanently remove swirls, oxidation, etc. I would highly recommend checking out one of our light polishes. After you click on that link the left hand side of the page will allow you to filter the results and just see the light polishes. An option like the Menzerna PO106FA, Poorboy's World SSR 1 or Optimum Polish II would all work really well. After you use the polish you can protect the paint with a carnauba wax or sealant. To learn more about these steps I HIGHLY recommend checking out our Detailing Guide!

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Old 09-10-2009, 11:46 PM   #2826
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Try an acetone-free nail polish remover first. If that doesn't do it, a quick swipe with acetone followed by a cleaning and resealing or waxing should do it.

My neighbor's son decided to spray paint his bike gold while leaning it against their maroon Expedition. Clay and various polishes (applied by hand) didn't touch it. I snuck out the acetone = victory!
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Old 09-18-2009, 04:48 PM   #2827
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This will be a shot in the dark.

I have quite a few rock chips on my black 330ci, it's really an eye sore from close up (to me anyways, not OCD i swear).
Some of these show as white, paint has definately been removed. A couple areas have bigger chips.

I've been thinking about a method to try and fix this myself. If it doesn't work I'll get the hood resprayed next summer, but until then.

What if I was to:
use a touch up pen, cover up the metal
Let it dry well
Wet sand the area to make sure it matches as well as possible.
Polish the area to bring the shine out

Sounds dangereous no?

I plan on polishing the whole car so I figured I would try fixing some of these areas aswell.
any input appreciated!
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:03 PM   #2828
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This will be a shot in the dark.

I have quite a few rock chips on my black 330ci, it's really an eye sore from close up (to me anyways, not OCD i swear).
Some of these show as white, paint has definately been removed. A couple areas have bigger chips.

I've been thinking about a method to try and fix this myself. If it doesn't work I'll get the hood resprayed next summer, but until then.

What if I was to:
use a touch up pen, cover up the metal
Let it dry well
Wet sand the area to make sure it matches as well as possible.
Polish the area to bring the shine out

Sounds dangereous no?

I plan on polishing the whole car so I figured I would try fixing some of these areas aswell.
any input appreciated!
The process you listed is essentially the basics of touch up work. Assuming you have the right touch up pen, etc. for the job I wouldn't worry much. I believe posts #42 and #43 on this thread have a guide for this process. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Old 09-19-2009, 03:56 PM   #2829
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The process you listed is essentially the basics of touch up work. Assuming you have the right touch up pen, etc. for the job I wouldn't worry much. I believe posts #42 and #43 on this thread have a guide for this process. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Greg I read your post number 41 i think,
I am so grateful for that write up.
Very detailed.

Thanks alot for taking the time to source it.

Also do you guys have a standard shipping fee for Canada?
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:30 AM   #2830
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Greg I read your post number 41 i think,
I am so grateful for that write up.
Very detailed.

Thanks alot for taking the time to source it.

Also do you guys have a standard shipping fee for Canada?
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Glad to hear that helps and good luck. If you get time we'd love to hear about your experience with some before and after pics. It helps the community learn from your experience.

Our S/H rates to Canada and all international orders vary depending on your exact address, weight, size and shipping method. If you add items to your shopping cart you can get a shipping quote on the shopping cart page. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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I've purchased a bunch of stuff from you guys and I've been very happy with the products and customers service I've reveived. I recently purchased an e90 M3 that has rubber around the door frames by the windows that my e46 coupe did not have with the frameless windows. The rubber tends to start to look a little grey especaially against the black window trim. What do you suggest to keep the rubber in good shape and hopefully black rather than the greyish look.
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Humm that says for plastic not sure if that would be what i'm looking for.
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^ BlackWOW it's amazing for anything petrol based ie. plastics & rubbers....

Also an idea would be the leatherique leather treatment as shown in the write ups.
It soaks in to the rubber and makes it all soft again.
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:12 AM   #2835
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Hi, This is an epic and amazing thread! Can I ask what kind of tape I could use to mask the area I am trying to repair a scratch on. It will have to be waterproof as I am doin the repair outside just incase it rains when the paint is drying. How long should you leave the repair before polishing out the marring from sanding the raised repair? Thanks Rich
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If you plan on repainting a panel, I don't suggest taping just one portion of the panel off while the repaint. Rather just tape the whole panel off. You want to blend in the paint so it's not noticeable.

As for waiting, it would ideally be 30-60 days so that paint can fully cure.

Using blue painter's tape or masking tape should be fine.
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Not painting a whole panel. My car has been keyed by some idiot. The masking is just incase it rains. Masking tape is not very waterproof, is painters tape?
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i got some Fade2black but i'm sorta having a hard time applying it as it just sorta sprays and you can't really spread it...and it sorta get on windows easily too. Although it is great after it dries on. is there any specific way to apply it without getting it every where?
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Not painting a whole panel. My car has been keyed by some idiot. The masking is just incase it rains. Masking tape is not very waterproof, is painters tape?
Yes, but make sure you overlap the paint that you spray on so it blends well. Painters tape is ok when it comes to tape up.....
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I've purchased a bunch of stuff from you guys and I've been very happy with the products and customers service I've reveived. I recently purchased an e90 M3 that has rubber around the door frames by the windows that my e46 coupe did not have with the frameless windows. The rubber tends to start to look a little grey especaially against the black window trim. What do you suggest to keep the rubber in good shape and hopefully black rather than the greyish look.
The Black WOW Black WOW - 4 oz is probably the best option for you. It can be used on plastic, rubber and vinyl surfaces to restore that black appearance. It can be used on black pieces and other colors as well to restore a like new finish. Try it you'll love it!!!!

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