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Kbrown
Jul 7th, 2020, 12:52 PM
I finished detailing outside of car - my first time "deep" cleaning the paint. After multiple attempts, I still have some scratches and stains. I used a DA orbital polished with medium cut 6" pad, Ultimate Compound, Ultimate Polish then waxed. I do not believe the Ultimate Compound is cutting enough to remove the remaining issues.

Looking for recommendations on a deeper cutting compound.

Cheers, Keith

Murr1525
Jul 7th, 2020, 12:56 PM
I finished detailing outside of car - my first time "deep" cleaning the paint. After multiple attempts, I still have some scratches and stains. I used a DA orbital polished with medium cut 6" pad, Ultimate Compound, Ultimate Polish then waxed. I do not believe the Ultimate Compound is cutting enough to remove the remaining issues.

Looking for recommendations on a deeper cutting compound.

Cheers, Keith

Any chance of a photo or two to see what is being worked on? And info about the paint / stain, etc?

Nick Winn
Jul 8th, 2020, 10:22 AM
There are many situations where a more aggressive combination is required. A good next step up is our D/A Microfiber Cutting Disc with our D/A Microfiber Correction Compound.

Kbrown
Jul 9th, 2020, 09:14 AM
OK, I just posted photos to the gallery. Not sure how to pull them into this thread.

Kbrown
Jul 9th, 2020, 09:24 AM
http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2/medium/IMG-0816.jpg

Kbrown
Jul 9th, 2020, 09:26 AM
this is the remaining stain

http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2/medium/IMG-0735.jpg

Kbrown
Jul 9th, 2020, 03:50 PM
Murr, I think the photos are now in the thread - stored on the gallery.

thoughts?

Kbrown
Jul 9th, 2020, 03:50 PM
Nick,

posted some photos. Thoughts?

The Guz
Jul 9th, 2020, 04:02 PM
Here are your photos

http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2/medium/IMG-0735.jpg

http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2/medium/IMG-0816.jpg

http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2/medium/IMG-0818.jpg

The Guz
Jul 9th, 2020, 04:07 PM
Here are your photos

http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2/medium/IMG-0735.jpg



This looks like a bird dropping etching. May need some wet sanding to remove it.



http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2/medium/IMG-0816.jpg


http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2/medium/IMG-0818.jpg

This is clear coat fracturing. Essentially clear coat failure. Only fix is a repaint.

Kbrown
Jul 9th, 2020, 04:45 PM
Thanks Michael.

Any way to cover the clear coat fracture until repainting?

Old Bear
Jul 9th, 2020, 05:24 PM
Try this Keith to get your images to show inside your posts:
Click on your link above to get back to the gallery.
Click on the smaller version of the image you wish to include.
Scroll down, past the larger image and into the lines of HTML code.
Locate the line that says: HTML CODE. It will also include the characters img source.
Highlight the code in the box and then copy it. You can use "Control C" to copy if on a PC.
Now paste that code into your post.

http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2/medium/IMG-0735.jpg

The Guz
Jul 9th, 2020, 10:39 PM
Thanks Michael.

Any way to cover the clear coat fracture until repainting?

Unfortunately there is not. It is the compound and polish that has gotten into those fractures.

Nick Winn
Jul 10th, 2020, 04:50 PM
Hi Keith,

I would agree with Guz regarding the "scratches" it appears to be a type of common clear coat fracturing which is essentially a form of failure. No way to repair or hide to my knowledge besides repainting.

Regarding the stain, this is something that could potentially come out by getting more aggressive. I really need to do an article on how to perform a spot stain or stain removal, but essentially, the below recommendations all apply, but you just decrease your working area to the scratch/stain, and then shorten the amount of passes.

D/A Polisher Basics with Meguiar's MT300 (https://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?66960-D-A-Polisher-Basics-w-Meguiar-s-MT300-Dual-Action-Polisher-amp-Ultimate-Products)

If you could answer these questions, we can help guide further:

What exact dual action polisher machine are you using?

What exact backing plate it is equipped with?

What exact pads do you have?
http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2644/medium/BentleyPaintRepair-66_Custom_.jpg