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    Re: MASKING- Looking for the RIGHT way to do it

    For covering the tires, just go to a RV store and buy spare tire covers. Just make sure to get the ones designed for large 5th wheel trailers as they are usually 235/85R/16 size and will cover most tires well enough. Also try and get the ones without the felt lining as pieces of lint may stick to the tires.




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    Re: MASKING- Looking for the RIGHT way to do it

    How do you correct the areas that were covered with tape during the machine correction? By hand? How do you properly blend it with the machine corrected areas?

    I generally finish the areas that were taped up by hand though it is time consuming and often time, to the trained eye, I can kind of see where I had taped it. It really bothers me.
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    Re: MASKING- Looking for the RIGHT way to do it

    Here is another graphic I had made a while ago. Don't know if it helps here, but I love making these things...

    Let's make all of the cars shiny!

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    Re: MASKING- Looking for the RIGHT way to do it

    I liked that graphic. Too bad I don't have a Lambo.

    Now to go over the rx8 like that.

    The area I have trouble with is the hood. As the top-middle is in an odd shape. although, I don't see that being a tape-item.

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    3M paint guard

    I have a 2011 Infiniti g37s in black and was purchased new with a 3M paint guard placed in all the places prone to scratches and chips (front bumper, partial hood, mirrors, etc). I have tried cleaning this with typical washing claying and compounding with no effect. All it is is protective clear film. What can I use to get rid of the awful water marks left behind. Also when I detail the car by hand that area stands out as not being too detailed at all. I will receive my da on Monday and will give it a try over that area but what else can I try if that doesn't work. Here is a pic of the hood where the film stops. The top portion of the pic is the film.


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    Re: 3M paint guard

    You should post this in its own thread for the best responses.

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    Ok well I mask my cars parts that I do not want to contaminated with compound. I usually cover small areas to prevent compound from drying in small crevices like door handle and so forth. If anything is black and plastic I tape off. It takes only about 20 min but can save hours removing if not done. I have a couple of pics.




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