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    Bringing back that new car shine

    What's the best proceedure to restore an old finish on a car?
    Is it possible to bring back that glossy wet look?


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    Re:Bringing back that new car shine

    watch on sunday Speed Channel ,,Trucks and they'll show you how.

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    Re:Bringing back that new car shine

    Here is what I do. It will remove the factory orange peel too.
    Every car I have seen has orange peel except for finishes where this has been done.
    Factory orange peel can be seen by looking at a reflection in the paint. Don't look at the paint look at a building or something in the reflection that has straight lines in it. You will see how wavy the paint is.
    1) Wet sand the car with 1500 paper. Use a bondo spreader to dry the area you are working on to see if there are any valleys still in the surface. Sand until the suface is smooth.
    2) 3M rubbing compound with a wool pad on a 1200 to 2000 RPM polisher. Too fast will do damage.
    3) 3M finishing compound with a polishing pad.
    4) Wax.
    It turns out like a mirror, honest.
    Great way to spend an entire Sunday.

    Cheers
    Jim

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    Re:Bringing back that new car shine

    I belive you can get rubbing compound at most automotive paint supplie stores.
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