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Dead Paint!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by windrider, Mar 3, 2001.

  1. windrider

    windrider Registered Member

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    The paint, black on my 88 Jimmy is real cloudy. I tried rubbing compound then waxing it, but that only helps for a short time. Is there a good paint restorer on the market that anyone has used?
     
  2. Bri's88Jimmy

    Bri's88Jimmy Registered Member

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    I've also got an 88 Jimmy with cloudy paint. I've just started to work at Pep Boys in Portsmouth NH and we have some paint resrores the match your color sort of wax. I have never tried it before. Probaly the best paint restorer is a new paint job. I know it is expensive but it will difently do the trick. before you do that try Pep Boys or VIP for a paint restorer.
    Hope it helped.
    Brian Sav
     
  3. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    Try some 3M fine cutting "FInesse it" polish on a high speed buffer, then follow up with a good carnauba wax (like Meguiars Gold Class). If you aren't comfortable with running the high speed buffer, most detailing shops do this for around a hundred bucks.
     
  4. Logan

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    The Paint on my '84 was completely shot when I got it. It had been repainted a few years earlier, but was never given a clearcoat... The paint had completely oxidized -- no shine at all. No matter what I did, it wouldn't polish up. I tried rubbing compounds, waxes, etc. For a laugh, I bought some $3 "GT-88" car polish from walmart. This stuff is incredible!

    It wipes on, dries, and wipes off. I put it on once last May, and even through all the salt and slush and crap this winter, the truck still shines up the second any water gets on it. Heh, I sound like an infomercial, but check it out if you can find it. It saved me a new paint job. ;)

    -Al.
     
  5. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    I would hit it with a buffer like Pugsley said. If you do it yourself just be careful not to burn through the paint.

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  6. FOSGATE5

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    If you don't have experience with a buffer I wouldn't try it. Black is the lest forgiving color to make mistakes on. A friend restoring the black on a 92 camaro and just made it worse because there was not much paint left to try and buff. I'd try waxing it with something like Zymol and then add a clearcoat finish from the bottle to her. If that doesn't work I'd be prepaired for a new paint job and try a buffer as a last resort. my 2 cents
     
  7. muddin4fun

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    hmm...i might give that stuff a whirl

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