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    Help: Tape line after using Ultimate Compound

    Hi all,

    So I just taped off a section on the hood to focus on the area that I want to attack a minor scratch. I am using a DA with Chemical Guy white foam pad. I did a couple of passes with Meguiar Ultimate Compound. After I removed the blue painters tape, I notice an outline of the tape has formed. I hit the area with M210 on a finishing pad a few times, but the outline is still visible at certain angle.

    Did I hit the area too hard with the compound? While I taped it off, I didn't really limit my passes strictly within the taped area, I did let the pad go over and beyond the area I taped off, but I can't imagine that's how I imprint the outline.

    It is minor and I can only see it if I look for it, but you know how it is if you are OCD. Any suggestions on how to remove the outline?

    I tried to capture it on camera, but it just wouldn't pick it up.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Help: Tape line after using Ultimate Compound

    This happens sometimes, when people tape off a section, and polish inside the square. What happened is that the paint is now lowered in that section.

    You might be able to polish it out, but since paint is already thin, you might want to consider living with it.

    Many detailers who use tape, only do so to protect trim because of this type of event occurring.

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    Re: Help: Tape line after using Ultimate Compound

    Thanks.

    I am thinking about just hitting that area a few quick pass with Ultimate Compound again. It just surprised me as I didn't think Ultimate Compound was that aggressive. The car has never been polished by DA before, all previous "correction" was done by hands, so I can't imagine the paint is too thin at this point.

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    Re: Help: Tape line after using Ultimate Compound

    Can’t you just do the rest of the panel so it is all even

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    Re: Help: Tape line after using Ultimate Compound

    Most likely. Maybe not the entire panel, just the area affected and hopefully, it will be gone once a few passes are done.

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