Newbie with a rubbing compound situation....PLEASE HELP LOL
Hi, im new to the site, but have been around bodywork all my life up until i was 18 (im 21 now). ive never painted, but ive done MANY cars prep work from ten cent paint jobs to full blown show quality prep work.
Heres my dileman....I own a 2003 mustang cobra and i STUPIDLY put NO.7 rubbing compound on it, not realizing its not recomened for clear coats. then i realized i didnt even know if my car had a layer of clear in a true moment of young stupidty. Now i know i need to use a clear coat safe rubbing compound followed by polishing compound that gets buffed out, fair enough. My question is what the HELL am i gonna do with the fender and bumper i already used this rubbing compound on? am i gonna have to have it professionally redone, or can a lot of buffing by my buffer and some serious polish/clear coar safe compound can help me? i was just lookin to get rid of a few scratches, and i made 1,000 more. thanks.
hit it with 1500 on a da, followed by 3000 trizact on the da. the 3000 alone might do the trick. then use the right stuff to get it back. i use the perfect-it 3000 line
I'm Robert from Sure Finish and I make a living polishing cars and sell a little polish on the side. I don't think need to sand that kind of scratch. No. 7 compound leaves about a 3000 scratch or finer to begin with. All you need is a very fine polish and a wool pad.
The other day I took the scratches left behind by a scrubbing pad that someone had used to remove bird droppings. The very deepest gouges, I left, because sanding them out would have made the clear to thin, but everything that would be anywhere near what Number 7 would leave was gone in a couple of passes with almost no pressure. Obviously I used Sure Finish and our white sheepskin pad, but there are lots of good options.
i use a malco product called" rejuvenator" for scratches that have the paint looking dull, but i'm sure there are plenty of different ways to get the same effect