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Old 04-13-2003, 10:01 PM   #11
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what would you guys suggest for fixing little spots where the paint came off my white car?
Good Question.. cause I know my Boo has a 97 and has stated problems in trying to find the right white color to match his 97 SSEI cause there'* at least 4 different shade of white.. so how do you know which is the right white to choose ?
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Your RPO label will tell you which white you have Jr can help with this.

As far as wax is concerned, I normally use what the used car dealers use.....Liquid Glass. The stuff 'flows' to an even coat with heat, so I don't use it in winter, but on a car with virtually no clearcoat left, it'* amazing. Looks like a clearcoat. Nothing I've ever used before works as well. A day or two after you put it on, you can see the difference.

Very hard to find sometimes. About a third of my car was repainted in June (driver'* door, left passenger door, left rear quarterpanel, roof, and trunk lid). Liquid glass makes the old clearcoat match the new. Looks like the whole car was freshly painted.
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where do you get this liquid glass from? I can't find it anywhere. :( I wonder if Meguiar'* "glass mirror car wax" would make it shine good too. (it says it makes your paint shine like a mirror.) Don't know how good it is. It is around $6 or so for a little container of it.
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I've seen the liquid glass at fleet farm. from what i remember it'* pretty spendy
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I try to wax mine up at least 3 times a year. Once in spring then again in the middle of summer then in the fall. I just don't have the time to get it done several times a month. Yeah the Eagle One brand is pretty good stuff, I also use the wheel polish they make, helps the chrome keep its shine.
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i was so anal about my car when i got it. I think it got about 4 coats a wax by the end of the 6th week. and when i bought the rims about 2 weeks ago they have recieved about 3 coats so far. hate brake dust.
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I used the Meguirs 3-step, cleaner, polish, wax on my '85 Olds 98. Maybe 3 times suring spring/summer. Then a detailer spray after it got washed by hand. Had a dark blue metallic paint, even after 12 years that wax made it sparkle like no other, pretty deep, too. The bonnie hasn't been aroudn long enough to get a good handwashing by me, hopefully sometime soon I'll have her all shined up.
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I use Megiuars 3 step wax too. It took some of that annoying swirl marks that u can see so easily on the black paint. Using a buffer helps too.
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I just bought this Meguirs Gold Class. Its the best stuff Meguirs makes (hence 9.50 a bottle) Its supposedly the "most reflective car wax" meguirs has ever made. I swear by meguirs cause my uncle works for General Motors and he says Meguirs has a contract with all the car manufacturers so they have access to the paint schemes so they can prefect their wax for every car. My uncle has a 2002 black Impala and its so damn shiny and reflective I can use it to comb my hair.
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