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ST185
05-25-2008, 11:35 PM
yeah so i've been looking for some good stuff to remove the fade off of my hood but I'm not sure about what's good and what's not. Could anybody help?

Audi90Quattro
05-26-2008, 05:53 AM
A picture would be great to show us the damage. Could be clear coat failure or it could just need a compounding/polish to clear it up.

ST185
05-29-2008, 07:56 PM
here is a picture of the hood.

dups90gt
05-30-2008, 04:09 AM
that looked just like my hood! all dry looking and faded! I had to buy a buffer (not the stupid eliptical buffer that just vibrates but the one that spins like mad!) bought rubbing compound applied then buffed out with the furry attachment and wow it looked like new.... but didn't last. took about 3 weeks to start fading again but I guess you can try and seal it with some wax after and buff it again. too bad I just buffed the left side coz it was fading again ... I should have taken pics.. let me see this weekend if anything is faded

mikeboot
06-04-2008, 12:12 AM
red paint is awful for this :(

id like to know as well.

brak
06-13-2008, 08:38 AM
you could start with a claybar to remove the oxidation, and then buff till you can't buff no more.

won't last forever, but with regular attention, it will look 100% better

Audi90Quattro
06-13-2008, 10:50 PM
First off a clay bar will not remove oxidation. Thats only used to remove surface contamination. I would start with a polish and see where that takes you. Without a machine your not going to be able to get much correction but it may help a bit. If you do happen to remove it, make sure to wax regularly to keep the sun from doing anymore damage.

burnyd
06-13-2008, 11:15 PM
First off a clay bar will not remove oxidation. Thats only used to remove surface contamination. I would start with a polish and see where that takes you. Without a machine your not going to be able to get much correction but it may help a bit. If you do happen to remove it, make sure to wax regularly to keep the sun from doing anymore damage.


correct!

but that hood looks like it has more than oxidation it also looks like it has clear coat that is flaking off.. I cant tell that well.

I used a compound called cuttin cream.....


My car when I first purchased it....

this paint was horridly OXidated!
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/burnyd/Mr2%20pics/012_12.jpg
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/burnyd/Mr2%20pics/018_18.jpg

After hitting it with cutting cream and a buffer.....































http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/burnyd/Mr2%20pics/s5030148.jpg
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/burnyd/Mr2%20pics/s5030181.jpg
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/burnyd/Mr2%20pics/DSC00400.jpg


i still miss that car :(

ST185
06-14-2008, 02:50 AM
OMG where did you get this stuff your car looks brand new?

dups90gt
06-16-2008, 04:24 AM
indeed! Damn thats good stuff, if I put some on my head and think happy thoughts could I fly? Damn good job of taking crap off, my cars also red and yeah for some reason red is just crap under the suns rays...

burnyd
06-16-2008, 05:29 AM
haha it is like 50 bux a bottle....

But its called cutting cream.... dont buy the cheepo stuff it doesnt work.

dups90gt
06-23-2008, 04:58 PM
cutting cream... wow thats expensive, it should be called 'Cutting into your wallet', how long before it fades again. Mine lasts about a week then its back again. (like an old friend... that you don't like)

ST185
06-23-2008, 07:58 PM
where do you get this stuff?

Galcobar
06-24-2008, 12:00 AM
Well, the requirement is not just that you clean, compound and polish the paint, you then have to properly seal it to have any hope the condition will last. That's where waxes and sealants come in.

Polishes make the paint look good. Waxes keep it that way.

While a carnuba wax will bring out more depth on a darker colour such as red, restored paint is usually best to use a longer-wearing product under the acrylic or polymer compounds.