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erickb05
Mar 7th, 2008, 09:11 AM
hi all,
I have the following situation :

oxidation spots on my rear bumper

and i want to wax the car but i first want to remove these spots, how could i accomplish this?

could the clay kit be my solution?

Mike Phillips
Mar 7th, 2008, 09:15 AM
Welcome to Meguair's Online! :wavey


Lot's of people confuse oxidation with clear coat failure, oxidation can be fixed, (usually), whereas clear coat failure cannot be fixed, you have to repaint the area or the entire car.

Click the link below and see if your "spots" look like some of the pictures in the thread, if so then you have clear coat failure and there's no product you can apply that will fix it.

The Clearcoat Failure Archive (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20411)

Let us know what you think and you can always post a picture of the problem area to this thread so we can better diagnose the problem.


:)

erickb05
Mar 7th, 2008, 10:20 AM
clearcoat failure is not my case thanks god
there are very little little dots that are just in my rear bumper
how could i treat this?

Mike Phillips
Mar 7th, 2008, 10:27 AM
Oxidation is usually a dull, hazy look over a surface area, not little dots, sounds like you have something else wrong?

When you feel the paint is is smooth and glassy feeling? If not you need to clay.

To clean the paint and see if you can fix or remove these "dots" go to your nearest auto parts store and pick up a bottle of Deep Crystal Paint Cleaner and and apply and work this product over the affected area with a little passion behind your applicator pad, (use a foam or microfiber applicator pad also available at the auto parts store).

If this hand applied paint cleaner fixes the problem, then apply some wax over the area after you're done cleaning it.

If it doesn't fix the problem the we'll need to get more information as to what exactly the problem is, a picture would help.

The words Clean and Cleaning as defined by Meguiar's terminology (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20857)


Words: Clean, Cleaning, Cleaners
Products: Compounds, Paint Cleaners, Cleaner/Polishes and Cleaner/Waxes

PorscheGuy997
Mar 7th, 2008, 10:33 AM
Just curious, have you tried claying the area?

It would really help if you could post a pic!

erickb05
Mar 7th, 2008, 11:17 AM
i dont know if with a picture we could notice the dots but i am going to try to get one.
i have the feeling that with a bit of claying i could resolve this problem, but
i would to be sure before buying.

Mike Phillips
Mar 7th, 2008, 12:53 PM
i dont know if with a picture we could notice the dots but i am going to try to get one.
i have the feeling that with a bit of claying i could resolve this problem, but
i would to be sure before buying.

Can you pick or scrape the spots off using your fingernail?

Chances are if your car is a daily driver and you have never clayed it before then it needs to be clayed, it's a great investment because if your paint is dirty with bonded contaminants it will never look as smooth and glossy as possible and wax doesn't stick to dirt, so your wax wont' last very long.

Claying = Good regular maintenance for daily drivers

:)

roushstage2
Mar 7th, 2008, 03:15 PM
I happen to have a few pictures of oxidized paint versus cleaned paint. Figure I could put them up to add some insight (may even be good for an Information Station post to show oxidized v. clean paint).

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/IMG_0818_Medium_.JPG

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/IMG_0817_Medium_.JPG

Highflyguy0824
May 29th, 2008, 08:38 PM
I have the same problem as you erickb05. I have these little spots everywhere on the hood of my Camaro and I have never been able to get rid of them. I tried to clay it off but it doesn't work. I've also tried ScratchX but that didn't work also. I would really like to get rid of these spots cause I find them agitating. I'll try to get pictures of it tomorrow to show everyone.

Mike Phillips
May 30th, 2008, 08:11 AM
I have the same problem as you erickb05. I have these little spots everywhere on the hood of my Camaro and I have never been able to get rid of them. I tried to clay it off but it doesn't work. I've also tried ScratchX but that didn't work also. I would really like to get rid of these spots cause I find them agitating. I'll try to get pictures of it tomorrow to show everyone.

Click the link below and see if your "spots" look like some of the pictures in the thread, if so then you have clear coat failure and there's no product you can apply that will fix it.

The Clearcoat Failure Archive (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20411)

Let us know what you think and you can always post a picture of the problem area to this thread so we can better diagnose the problem.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/img030.jpg

Highflyguy0824
May 30th, 2008, 09:59 AM
I definitely do not have clear coat failure. Upon further inspection, it seems that the spots might by Type II water spots but I tried claying and ScratchX but that doesn't seem to work.