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Detailing & Appearance Discuss washing, waxing and detailing information as well as interior/exterior cosmetic modifications. This includes neons, body, cosmetic wheels, etc. Even under the hood detailing.

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Old 03-08-2007, 09:45 PM   #11
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I'll check out that site and hopefully find a good detail shop or end up doing it myself. Yeah, I'm willing to pay $130 to get that stuff off my car, hell I'm willing to pay the 600 thats estimated to fix my clear coat and one rust spot. I'd rather pay this now than deal with rust later on and have it be more expensive to fix.
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Dave:
Can you post a few pics of the problem area?
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hmm, my good camera fell in a lake a few months back so I might have to bust out the 1 megapixel camera and I'm not sure if that will pick up the detail of the pictures but I'll try it. I should have some pics posted within a few hours.
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like one of the previous posters stated it could be metal filings from the brakes. I have seen people with worn out pads cutting into the rotors and a good rain comes through and a week or so later rust all over the car.. use the clay bar when the weather permits.
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Sorry it took me longer than expected. Here'* pics.


Yellow dot on trunk

Yellow dot on trunk again

Yellow dot by rear wheel
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Clear Coat Peeling
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Rust discoloration at bubble on rear door

Stone chips

Stone chips again
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You are correct with the fuzzy pics using a camera phone. From what I can see I would clay bar then polish and see if that helps. The rust will be pretty hard to remove.
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Its actually a 3 megapixels, I was mistaken, and it'* an actual camera, not a camera phone. I got it cheap at my last job on clearance for 10 bucks.

The rust and clear coat I know I'd probably have to get touched up professionally and it'll cost around $600. I think I'm going to clay bar it tomorrow. So if i'm not mistaken the best thing to do is wash, clay bar, then liquid glass? Do I clay bar the glass and plastics too?
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Sure, you can do that if you want.

If you have any scratches or swirls, I reccommend using a glaze or swirl remover prior to the LG. The LG will only highlight (while still protecting the paint) that stuff.
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scratches as in stone chips from the road? I don't have any straight line scratches and I don't think I have swirls.
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Before you take the car to a dealership for a detail I would do as Grimm suggests and go to the Autopia boards and look for a detailer in your area. You should be able to have the detailer look at your car and provide you a quote.

I have found that the detailers on that board to be very competent and helpful.
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