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    No Clear Coat

    What is the best way to go about detailing a car with no clear coat? Can you use normal waxes on it? Thanks for any advice anyone can give on this.

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    Is it a single stage finish or "no clear coat" as in bad paint, peeling, bad oxidation?

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    its a single stage finish, no clear was ever put on this car, however info on both would be appreciated if the techinques are different.

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    I can't remember reading anything about different treatments to CC or single-stage paints.

    The only thing that's going to happen is that if you use cleaners / polishes, your pads and Microfiber towels will pick up pigment on single-stages which is normal.

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    Since it sounds like your finish is in good shape, the usual 5-step process will work fine for you.

    If it was clear-coated, but the clear had peeled off, the only fix would be a new paint job.
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    thanks for all the help so far, but I have one more question that just came up,

    what about swirls in a single stage paint, removing them can I still use scratch x or should I use something else? and what is the best way to bring back the color (if it can be done) and give it a nice shine (again if it can be done)?

    thanks again.

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    rrobello,

    While I don’t profess to be any kind of expert, I did watch Mike Phillips’ DVD where he did an older corvette that didn’t have a clear coat. If you haven’t seen it, it is worth buying.

    As for color restoration, I just finished the neighbor’s red S-10. It is an older model and had been left in the sun for long periods of time. I used COLORx on it with a dual action polisher. It came out looking pretty impressive. It went from pink to red.

    Hope this helps,

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    Here is what ColorX can do when well worked in by hand.
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    As for the rest of your question, yes, ScratchX can be used on an old paint job as well.

    You would want ot use one of these 2 procedures:

    1. Wash - Gold Class is nice for old paint, or any other favorite.
    2. Clay
    3. Clean - ScratchX and/or DC#1
    4. Polish - DC#2, or your favorite polish
    5. Wax - Nxt, Gold Class, etc.

    OR:

    1. Wash - Gold Class, etc.
    2. Clay
    3. ColorX
    4. Wax - Gold Class, Nxt, etc.

    Hope that helps...
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