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    Help with oil slick after clay bar cleaning, compound, polish & wax

    Hi,

    I got oil slick my front panel after trying to do 5 steps paint care circle. All done by hand.

    • Wash by Ultimate Waterless Wash & Wax
    • Clean above-surface by Ultimate Claybar Kit
    • Correct below-surface by Ultimate Compound (on demand area)
    • Polish by Ultimate Polish
    • Wax by Ultimate Wax (Apply 2 passes)


    When I worked under my apartment parking, there was only artificial light, so it didn't show up. But when I parked the car under the sun, I could see a lot. It was only showed up if I look direct, but it didn't show up when looking asquint.

    I couldn't wipe it off by a microfibre cloth. As I figured out it after doing full steps, I didn't aware which product cause this issue.

    Does anyone know what cause it and how to fix this one? Please help, thanks!

    Look straight (oil slick showing up)



    Look asquint
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    Re: Help with oi slick after clay bar cleaning, compound, polish & wax

    Are you saying light and dark spots on the paint? If so the ULW does it every time for me too on dark colors. I use ULW only on light colors because of it. Tried everything, its always there after ULW on dark colors

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    Re: Help with oi slick after clay bar cleaning, compound, polish & wax

    Quote Originally Posted by topblissgt View Post
    Are you saying light and dark spots on the paint? If so the ULW does it every time for me too on dark colors. I use ULW only on light colors because of it. Tried everything, its always there after ULW on dark colors
    Thanks for your share. Really? if it is true, seems like a wax defect. I understand ULW can't leave a dark shine like GGLW, but shouldn't leave that spots on my paint.

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    Re: Help with oil slick after clay bar cleaning, compound, polish & wax

    looks like either a paint defect or the very early stages of cc failure.

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    Re: Help with oil slick after clay bar cleaning, compound, polish & wax

    Quote Originally Posted by tomsteve View Post
    looks like either a paint defect or the very early stages of cc failure.
    Well, that could be a permanent issue. Although my car is already 8 years old, it's paint is still shine. As these spots are not easy to detect, I don't feel it looking like a CC failure. But, I'm still wondering if I should stop using Ultimate Compound & Polish on my car paint. If my paint clear coat is already thin, can Ultimate Compound or Polish damage it? Or might I apply too much wax than necessary? Quite confused now.
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    Re: Help with oil slick after clay bar cleaning, compound, polish & wax

    Quote Originally Posted by tuanva View Post
    Well, that could be a permanent issue. Although my car is already 8 years old, it's paint is still shine. As these spots are not easy to detect, I don't feel it looking like a CC failure. But, I'm still wondering if I should stop using Ultimate Compound & Polish on my car paint. If my paint clear coat is already thin, can Ultimate Compound or Polish damage it? Or might I apply too much wax than necessary? Quite confused now.
    How long ago did you apply stuff? For me, the Ult Wax can leave some residue as well, but usually gone in a couple days, or after next wash/rain.

    It is a bit hard to say if it is clear coat failing or the wax smudging...

    Using Ult Compound as needed, and the Polish/Wax regularly will be safe for the paint, assuming you are applying them in a normal manner, good cloths/pads, etc.

    If it does end up being failure, just want to keep it polished/waxed gently as much as possible until you feel like dealing with paint. But hopefully just a smudge.
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    Re: Help with oil slick after clay bar cleaning, compound, polish & wax

    Quote Originally Posted by Murr1525 View Post
    How long ago did you apply stuff? For me, the Ult Wax can leave some residue as well, but usually gone in a couple days, or after next wash/rain.

    It is a bit hard to say if it is clear coat failing or the wax smudging...

    Using Ult Compound as needed, and the Polish/Wax regularly will be safe for the paint, assuming you are applying them in a normal manner, good cloths/pads, etc.

    If it does end up being failure, just want to keep it polished/waxed gently as much as possible until you feel like dealing with paint. But hopefully just a smudge.
    Finally, I figured out it was wax smudging. After I tried to wash & strip all the wax on the panel, they were gone. I think I put too much wax and couldn't buff off all of them. Thanks everyone for supporting me

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    Re: Help with oil slick after clay bar cleaning, compound, polish & wax

    Quote Originally Posted by tuanva View Post
    Finally, I figured out it was wax smudging. After I tried to wash & strip all the wax on the panel, they were gone. I think I put too much wax and couldn't buff off all of them. Thanks everyone for supporting me
    Happy to hear you were to able to remedy. It looked like simple product residue to me also, which typically can be easily removed by re-applying or in your case a wash.
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    Re: Help with oil slick after clay bar cleaning, compound, polish & wax

    I get those spots cleared away with m34 Final Inspection. A quick mist and wipe.

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    Re: Help with oil slick after clay bar cleaning, compound, polish & wax

    I haven't tried yet, but I think Quick Detail might help to remove them. During my work, I found the Ultimate Polish was really difficult to totally buff off the hazy residue, hence, I had to use Quick Detail to wipe them off before applying wax.

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