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Old 01-07-2004, 11:18 AM   #1
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my car is pretty badly oxidized(at least that'* what I think it is) on the roof and hood but nowhere else. What products have you guys seen/used that will restore the paint close to it'* original form? Also what technique'* do you use. I'm not sure I want to shell out big $$$ to have it professionally detailed.

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Meguiars Deep Crystal System / Cleaner, Step 1
The modern alternative to a rubbing compound. This surface prep product is even safe for restoring the color of dulled clear coat finishes. You'll appreciate how it effectively removes the bonded environmental contamination that regular washing can't dislodge. Count on Deep CrystalŽ System Cleaner for the deep cleaning that erases fine scratches and lets you wipe away blemishes, oxidation and dead paint, in preparation for polishing and wax protection.
try the meguiars 3 phase process

cleaner
polish
wax

http://www.accessconnect.com/meguiarswax.htm


or even the Meguiars Clear Coat Body Scrub / Paint Cleaner
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Yup, you'll have to use the 3 phase system. I use Mothers. The firsts step "removes oxidation" but only if it'* LIGHT oxidation. I have a light oxidation spot, but the cleaner didn't really get rid of it, it was just a lot less noticeable. At least my spot is really small and I could just repaint that part if I wanted to. Definitely still worth it though to do a 3 step process. Good luck.
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Or get seperate products that do the same thing, don't have the flashy name, and possibly do a better job....



But that'* just me! After you have it polished a clay bar kit may help too, remove the fine impurities before you wax.
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thanks for the advice!
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