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    Big School Boy Error :-( :-(

    Hi Guys,

    Long time no speak. Need to update my profile. I now drive a mk7 Golf GTD in pure white. And my wife drives a Nissan X-Trail in Zinc.

    The reason for my thread is simple. Always, always check the paint depth prior to any kind of DA worker.

    Are mint 9 yr old X-Trail got detailed Fri-Sat. Compound, polish & wax. Due to being a daily drive/ workhorse it only see's clay once a year & a wax. This year I decide to spend 2 days, simply on the paint.

    On returning from an evening meal, some arse, decided to key the passengers front door :-(. Part of the scratch was only surface, while the rest had gone through the paint :-( :-( :-(.


    Sunday am I decided to cut out the scratch the best that I could. Not even thinking to check the paint again after heavy correction work.

    So now I'm left with a faint scratch and a circle where I have cut through the clear coat. Ok, I know it needed a repaint. But never under estimate the cutting power of a Megs DA & Ultimate Compound.

    Still kicking myself. Gutted. :-(.

    Rappy.

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    Forgot to add, detailing for well over 15 yrs :-( :-(

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    Re: Big School Boy Error :-( :-(

    How can you tell you burned the clear coat? Are you getting paint transfer on the pad? It could be DA haze, over working the product. Did you try following up with a polish and polishing pad?

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    Re: Big School Boy Error :-( :-(

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    How can you tell you burned the clear coat? Are you getting paint transfer on the pad? It could be DA haze, over working the product. Did you try following up with a polish and polishing pad?
    No noticeable discoloration of pad, especially with compounds with color. Yes tried to fix. No luck. Burn through the size of two quarters. A friend of the owner said, " No wonder, Meguiar's not made for new vehicles." I offered to pay for repaint, owner said no, leave it, no problem.

    I got the scratch out....

    "fishing for swirls in a sea of black"
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    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz:561276
    How can you tell you burned the clear coat? Are you getting paint transfer on the pad? It could be DA haze, over working the product. Did you try following up with a polish and polishing pad?
    Yes paint transfer gutted -(. The last time I burnt through paint was around 15 yrs ago using a rotary. TBH it was going to see a repaint due to the scratch being so deep. Just not as quick as it needs it now :-(.

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    Just tried adding pics. But it wont allow me to. Never had issues before.

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    I keep getting this message.

    The usser has logged in but does not have permission to perform this request?

    I may need to move pics to dropbox etc....

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    Link to thread on the X-Trail forum, with pics.

    http://www.x-trail-uk.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=38193&p=283625#p283625

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    Re: Big School Boy Error :-( :-(

    Upload your photos into your gallery or host them on something like photobucket. I can't see the photos at that link due to permission.

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    https://www.dropbox.com/sc/f588f4jsiltikcl/AADWncWSEqInFUxTaSvNEV1Ka

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