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Bugger, didn't see the water mark on the paintwork

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by jesters3, Jul 28, 2003.

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    jesters3 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    [Jul 28, 2003]
    Morning All,

    Did the car at the weekend, the cleanse, the polish and the Quik Detailer. Gave the car a good clean, put on the old Scratch X on the bonnet and bumper, gave it a good buff and then applied Quik Detailer all over to finish her off.

    Just had a ciggie whilst looking at the cr and sonething caught my eye, on closer inspection a can see water drop marks all over the bonnet and the roof!!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif

    Gave it an experimental rub with the finger and nothing, it seems that I have not chammied well and then coated it with Scratch X so that the mark is 'under' the polish and now I can't get it out!!! If you are a little way away you don't notice it, but in the right light, you can see them all peppered over the bonnet and roof.

    Any ideas how I can get them off? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/idea.gif I reckon the problem was washing the car in the sun yesterdy and not chammy it off quick enough and so let it dry to leave a mark. Won't be doing that again!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

    Cheers /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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    [Jul 28, 2003]
    Use the stage 1 of the 3 stages. Other option is the Meguiars paint restorer.

    When you do your car, the Quik Detailer is only really needed bewteen washes. I did two stages on Saturday, the polish (stage 2) and then the wax (stage 3). There is no need to apply the Quik Detailer after that. I sunday I drove down to Billing and the car was a little dusty etc. The Quik detailer was then used to bring it bring it back to its clean shiney state!
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    Happens to me all the time. Water is so hard around our way that if it drips from the wing mirrors after washing I have to polish the marks out!

    Agree with Moff, try stage 1 (or SRP etc) or for a more gentle approach a clay bar.

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    Hmmm, may have to give that a go. Just waiting till I get paid then I can send my order over to C'A'S.

    Clay Bar, what's that?

    Cheers
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    [Jul 31, 2003]
    clay bars are pretty much just that - a bar of clay that you just rub over the paintwork with the aid of a lubricant.

    It'll pull off all sorts of debris, bug bits, tar spots, marks left by bird S**T, water marks etc etc and leaves the paint SO smoothe. Highy recommend getting one.

    Just checked and clean and shiney John does a Meguiars one, (i know how much you love your meguiars Jester) the Zymol one is about 60 quid i think. I use the swissol one - about 30 quid for the paint rubber kit which includes 'quick finish' as the lubricant which you also use as a quick detailer.

    http://www.swissol.com/E/GB/Produkte_Lack2.htm
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    Nice one, ta BF. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif

    The claybar sounds like a must have, better have then /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Yes I am a bit partial to the old Meguair's range /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heart.gif You've got to admit it is impressive stuff.

    Hmmm, looks like another addition to the growing list /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

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