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Hey guys, my 91 rex's paint is looking dull. I was wondering what kind of product I should get to make the paint shine again without a new paintjob. Thanks
Five individual steps:shanghaining said:Hey guys, my 91 rex's paint is looking dull. I was wondering what kind of product I should get to make the paint shine again without a new paintjob. Thanks
Sure- I think all the major 'car finish' brands produce a clay bar product. You won't have much trouble finding one.shanghaining said:I've never heard of clay bar before, do they sell it at autozone or kragen? Or do I have to order online? Any more information on claying cars?
Look to the bottom shelf of the washing products.shanghaining said:I've never heard of clay bar before, do they sell it at autozone or kragen? Or do I have to order online? Any more information on claying cars?
Perhaps this is the case for the beautiful cars pictured on your site. I don't drive any of those cars. I drive a fifteen year old economy car whose finish, albeit not abused, has not been particularly cared for, either. The clay bar(s) did a wonderful job pulling crap out of the finish, after which a conventional cleaner and the rest of the standard procedure was necessary.Jeff said:Clay bar is not designed to bring back shine or remove fall out. Claying is designed to remove surface contaminates suchas as tar, sap, over-spray, etc...
Again, I would believe this to be true for the cars you show on your site. Not the case for a fifteen year old 'daily driver' the first time around. There's a point when folding and kneading it just isn't enough of a renewal. Moving on to the roof after finishing the nose, I realized it was time for a new bar. I wish I could say otherwise.Jeff said:...Also, clay bars can be used for up to 10 cars. As the clay gets dirty just fold and knead it until you get a clean surface again...
I'm sure you know, as an autobody professional, that a painted surface has to be prepped with some type of cleaning product, solvent based or otherwise. Compounding a finish that has not been cleaned first risks pushing contaminants into the paint.Jeff said:...The best way to truly clean fall out or oxidation is to buff the paint...
Why not post to the board, so that more people can benefit?Jeff said:...I would be happy to give any further recommendations or suggestions if you e-mail me.