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Old 09-03-2015, 02:41 PM
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Can anyone help me identify what this is. Is it swirl marks or scratches. How should I go about removing them, if I can.
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Old 09-06-2015, 10:35 PM
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Hard to tell from the pictures, but I would try compound before anything else to see if it lightens up any bit
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Old 09-07-2015, 08:41 PM
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Hard to tell from the pictures, but I would try compound before anything else to see if it lightens up any bit
I previously used Meguiar's G17216 Ultimate Compound. Previously, the hood, as seen on the pic, was really faded. It seemed as if it had accumulated a lot of oil or something of that nature. I used this compound. It effectively restored the paint to some extent. However, underneath that layer was these swirl/scratch marks.
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Old 09-08-2015, 07:11 PM
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I'm at a loss. It looks pretty bad if that is after compound.
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Originally Posted by follyburr View Post
I previously used Meguiar's G17216 Ultimate Compound. Previously, the hood, as seen on the pic, was really faded. It seemed as if it had accumulated a lot of oil or something of that nature. I used this compound. It effectively restored the paint to some extent. However, underneath that layer was these swirl/scratch marks.
That seems strange, does it feel like there is still a later of clear? Of it that all oxidized
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:46 AM
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Thats sun damage...only way to fix that is to get repainted and re cleared.
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Old 09-10-2015, 11:51 PM
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Given I havent washed it in 1-2 weeks,, there still seems to be clear. I've read 1 or 2 posts where it is suggest to wax immediately after applying compound. When I used compound, I got too lazy to apply the wax.
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Originally Posted by follyburr View Post
Can anyone help me identify what this is. Is it swirl marks or scratches. How should I go about removing them, if I can.
WOW! Well, to clear something up, swirl marks are scratches but I see your concern. At this point, those are deep *** scratches in your car. Post more pictures at different angles if you can.

My 07' red max was all most this bad and the only way I was able to remove them was sanding and polishing. My Roof is even worse and I haven't had time to do that yet..
https://maxima.org/forums/detailing/...ml#post9073775

Post more pictures lets see the whole thing..
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Old 10-12-2015, 09:52 AM
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Apparently it gets worse after a wash. and here is another angle. you can ignore the trash on the hood, dumb trees.


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WOW! Well, to clear something up, swirl marks are scratches but I see your concern. At this point, those are deep *** scratches in your car. Post more pictures at different angles if you can.

My 07' red max was all most this bad and the only way I was able to remove them was sanding and polishing. My Roof is even worse and I haven't had time to do that yet..
https://maxima.org/forums/detailing/...ml#post9073775

Post more pictures lets see the whole thing..
Thanks for the reply. The car is fairly dirty right now and my phone cant seem to take good pictures that show the problem. I'll try to wash it later today. However, after a good wash, the hood has those "scratches" all over. The hood also has areas the are tougher to see. It seems as if the hood is dirty/oily. As for the roof, there is close to no shine,probably no clear. It remains oily/faded, etc.





























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Old 10-13-2015, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by SR20Power View Post
WOW! Well, to clear something up, swirl marks are scratches but I see your concern. At this point, those are deep *** scratches in your car. Post more pictures at different angles if you can.

My 07' red max was all most this bad and the only way I was able to remove them was sanding and polishing. My Roof is even worse and I haven't had time to do that yet..
https://maxima.org/forums/detailing/...ml#post9073775

Post more pictures lets see the whole thing..
A source tells me it is "clear coat failure". There is no "easy" fix other than new paint. However, I could stop the white residue from spreading with Meguiar's Ultimate Quik Wax.
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Old 10-29-2015, 11:25 PM
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Clay down the paint and do a test spot. Use the least abrasive method. Try using a light cutting pad and m105.
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Update please!!!
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