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    Is this clear coat failure?

    I did claying, then ultimate compound and ultimate polish by hand. Then washed with quick detailer. Last I applied gold wax. Does it look like clear coat failure? . Car was not maintained from previous ower and area has lots of pollen, sap I should cover it.

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    Re: Is this clear coat failure?

    no picture.

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    Re: Is this clear coat failure?

    Ok I uploaded it.

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    Re: Is this clear coat failure?

    I honestly cant see any clear coat failure. You mean on the left side? I see swirls, but that you can take care of

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    Re: Is this clear coat failure?

    if it was cc failure with the cc being gone, you would have gotten color on the claybar and pads.

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    Re: Is this clear coat failure?

    Quote Originally Posted by snozan View Post
    I honestly cant see any clear coat failure. You mean on the left side? I see swirls, but that you can take care of
    Because of the blurriness at the left part I worry if clear coat is failing.

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    Re: Is this clear coat failure?

    Nah, well ofcourse i cant be 100% sure since i havn't seen it in person, but this is how a clear coat failure looks like (the one i know of)


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    Re: Is this clear coat failure?

    Can you help us understand the image a bit better.

    Is this an image of the front top of the roof?
    Does the car/van have a wide silver/gray stripe down the center?
    If a stripe, is it painted or a decal?
    Do not compound/polish a decal.

    Is the area you are asking about where the bright sun is shining through the clouds?
    Others will add their thoughts, yet this looks like heavy scratching of the clear coat, rather than CC failure.
    These are deep and I don't know going after a whole top like this by hand is feasible. It may need a good DA to reduce them.

    There is a cloudy line about 4 inches into the gray. I am wondering if this is residue that has not been wiped off where you stopped working?

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    Re: Is this clear coat failure?

    Pahrs

    Check out the posts of the Thursday Night at the garage.
    It shows a set of bird induced scratches on a silver blue Colorado truck hood that required special tools and techniques to remove.
    It also shows less deep scratches on a white GTI that could be taken out with a 3 in 1 product (or with mild compound followed by polish).
    https://meguiarsonline.com/forums/sh...070#post592070

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