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jstalin
05-01-2006, 10:16 AM
I used a rubbing compound on me hood over the weekend to get out some tree sap and afterwards I noticed that it left some swirl marks/scratches :mad: How can I get this out? I tried buffing it out with klasse, but no luck. It's only noticeable on certain angles, but it looks ****ed up. pls help

mpower1226
05-01-2006, 10:26 AM
I used a rubbing compound on me hood over the weekend to get out some tree sap and afterwards I noticed that it left some swirl marks/scratches :mad: How can I get this out? I tried buffing it out with klasse, but no luck. It's only noticeable on certain angles, but it looks ****ed up. pls help

after using of rubbing compound, having marks/scratches are normal.
you need to use polishing agent to buff that out. then on wax and sealent.

now, what kind of buffin machine did you use, there is only so much you could do by hand and CDN tire $30 crap machine.

jstalin
05-01-2006, 10:32 AM
Not sure the quality of the machine, Im guessing it wasnt a 30$ cdn tire one. What kind of polishing agent should I use? I always thought the klasse twins were polishers..

mpower1226
05-01-2006, 11:15 AM
Not sure the quality of the machine, Im guessing it wasnt a 30$ cdn tire one. What kind of polishing agent should I use? I always thought the klasse twins were polishers..

buffing out the scaratches int really hard. what kind of machine and pads were you using. some of the shitty buffers or polisher does not generate enough heat to cut through the scratches.

jstalin
05-01-2006, 11:20 AM
buffing out the scaratches int really hard. what kind of machine and pads were you using. some of the shitty buffers or polisher does not generate enough heat to cut through the scratches.

Not sure what machine, it was a random orbital buffer with a terry cloth pad. Can I get polish at cdn tire or something? What is a good brand?

Also, looking at purchasing a cordless polisher, any recommendations?

BMWags
05-01-2006, 12:35 PM
canadian tire should carry it in the automotive detailing aisle

as for the cordless polisher: I can see that being a pain in the ass, having to keep charging it and such. Im sure that a good orbital buffer will do the trick. CDN tire should have a half decent selection.

jstalin
05-01-2006, 12:41 PM
canadian tire should carry it in the automotive detailing aisle

Carry what though? I'm not exactly sure what need to remove the marks.


as for the cordless polisher: I can see that being a pain in the ass, having to keep charging it and such. Im sure that a good orbital buffer will do the trick. CDN tire should have a half decent selection.

I've no choice, I don't have access to an outdoor plug :(

e36chick
05-01-2006, 01:02 PM
dont be so bourgeouis...scratches are the defining mark of a working class vehicle; a tool in the fight against the establishment.

jstalin
05-01-2006, 01:04 PM
dont be so bourgeouis...scratches are the defining mark of a working class vehicle; a tool in the fight against the establishment.

No! Scratches are the cause of capitalist agents meant to keep the working man down!

e36chick
05-01-2006, 01:07 PM
No! Scratches are the cause of capitalist agents meant to keep the working man down!

yes but...to purchase a buffer and wax is just another means to boost the economy of those capitalist pigs!!

propr'one
05-01-2006, 01:08 PM
so lets STEAL the buffer and wax, LIBERATE THE CLEARCOAT FROM THE OPRESSION OF SWIRL MARX!!!!!!!!!

jstalin
05-01-2006, 01:11 PM
Perfect, but just what material do I need to remove these marks? Obviously rubbing compound didn't work

ane e36chick, you got me. Yes, at times I am forced to purchase goods designed to profit from the labour of my working brothers, but these are exceptional circumstances.

BMWags
05-01-2006, 01:11 PM
Carry what though? I'm not exactly sure what need to remove the marks.




Can I get polish at cdn tire or something?



damn boy, for a commie you sure dont pay attention. Just get some carnuba wax, and an orbital buffer will do the job. Megulairs is good, works for me.

if in doubt, ask and trust the working class CDN tire employee

propr'one
05-01-2006, 01:13 PM
brent wouldn't you need a polishing agent to buff out the swirl marx (<-- GOOD JOKE PPL, PAY ATTENTION AND GIVE ME SOME CREDIT), and then wax to seal it? if you wax over swirl marks, wont that accomplish nothing?

BMWags
05-01-2006, 01:15 PM
ask and trust the working class CDN tire employee



^^^^^AHEM!!!!^^^^^^

as for teh swirl marx.....u made me chuckle

e36chick
05-01-2006, 01:16 PM
ane e36chick, you got me. Yes, at times I am forced to purchase goods designed to profit from the labour of my working brothers, but these are exceptional circumstances.

be mindful of their tricks, comrade! they want to pollute your mind with the desire for unneccesary material objects...all meant to distract you from the Cause.

BMWags
05-01-2006, 01:17 PM
be mindful of their tricks, comrade! they want to pollute your mind with the desire for unneccesary material objects...all meant to distract you from the Cause.


I LOVE unnecessary material objects tho!!! Especially if they are shiny!

Thats why I would be the worst commie in the world

jstalin
05-01-2006, 01:54 PM
everyone's a comedian

BMWags
05-01-2006, 02:14 PM
everyone's a comedian


thank god the same is not true for communists!!:D

dtthiaga
05-01-2006, 02:29 PM
everyone's a comedian

but some people judge others for caring about material things (many posts can be found), claim they don't (once again, many posts can be found), but they really do. Oh, and drives a BMW instead of Lada. :)

We know you care about the BMW, and there is nothing wrong with that. *th-up*

On a serious note, you might want to try this. I've fixed small areas on a buddies car (painted a small area), wet sanded area (several grits), used a rubbing compound, some polishing compound, and wet to a Turtle Wax Product to finish it off. But, the car had Zaino, so after we were happy (came out great), we washed it with dawn soap (blue) and Zaino the car.

With paint, you're doing this at your own risk. Read the instructions, and make sure it's safe for clearcoat paint.

You could try Meguiar's Scratch X (http://www.canadiantire.ca/assortments/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444229 0163&FOLDER%3C%3EbrowsePath=2534374303517494&FOLDER%3C%3EbrowsePath=2534374303517515&FOLDER%3C%3EbrowsePath=1408474396670114&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=1408474396670114&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474396670271&bmUID=1146506694154)
http://images.canadiantire.ca/media/images/Automotive/CarCleanUp/WaxesPolishes/0391031_160_CC_af0b.jpg

Follow the Instructions on the bottle. It might recommend a wax afterwards.

You could even try the Turtle Wax product (all in one step). Turtle Wax® Ultra Gloss Liquid Wax (http://www.canadiantire.ca/assortments/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444325 1543&FOLDER%3C%3EbrowsePath=2534374303517494&FOLDER%3C%3EbrowsePath=2534374303517515&FOLDER%3C%3EbrowsePath=1408474396670114&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=1408474396670114&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474396670271&bmUID=1146507071931)
http://images.canadiantire.ca/media/images/CarCare/PaintCare/0392833_160_CC_2f623.jpg
If the turtle wax product works, it's the least risky product/step to do.

You could try Turtle Wax Polishing Compound (http://www.canadiantire.ca/assortments/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444189 0043&FOLDER%3C%3EbrowsePath=2534374303517494&FOLDER%3C%3EbrowsePath=2534374303517515&FOLDER%3C%3EbrowsePath=1408474396670114&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=1408474396670114&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474396670271&bmUID=1146507527286)
http://images.canadiantire.ca/media/images/Automotive/CarCleanUp/WaxesPolishes/0391021E_160_SC_313c.jpg

and then go to the Turtle Wax product (all in one step). Turtle Wax® Ultra Gloss Liquid Wax (http://www.canadiantire.ca/assortments/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444325 1543&FOLDER%3C%3EbrowsePath=2534374303517494&FOLDER%3C%3EbrowsePath=2534374303517515&FOLDER%3C%3EbrowsePath=1408474396670114&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=1408474396670114&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474396670271&bmUID=1146507071931)

Hope it helps. Always test in a small area first.

jstalin
05-01-2006, 02:47 PM
thx for the links dth, i think that is the problem.. i used a compound not safe for clear-coat paint. I'll try some different stuff tonight.