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Hard top rub marks on bedside

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by 88K5Jimmy, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. 88K5Jimmy

    88K5Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    So when my buddies and I were putting my hardtop back on we rubbed the bedside with the hard top. It's not scratched but seems just like a rub. It really stands out because they are white rubs on black paint. Is there anyway to use some extremely fine sand paper with the combination of wet sanding or other means, without messing up the 17yr old paint because it still shines up real well.

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    Try some wax or rubing compound, if that doesn't work wet sinding might work
     
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    I tried some Maguire's cleaner/wax but that didn't work. Thanks for the tip though.
     
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    a light use of some polishing compound worked for me.
     
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    Rubbing compound is not the same as Maguire's cleaner/wax. Rubbing compound is what you use after you wet sand to get the very fine scratches left behind by the sand paper. It's a very fine abrasive.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. Do you have any brand suggestions?

    Thanks
     
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    Try the orange color back stuff at Autozone , also called restore , or once a year car polish . Seems to not only bring back the color , but for me it removes fine scratches , overspray from painting bumpers on the truck , and rtv etc .
     
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    So I went to an automotive paint supply store in town and got some Meguire's Mirror Glaze 84 Compund Power Cleaner with a 9 on the cut scale on the side of the bottle and it took off the white rub marks but you can still see the actual spot where it rubbed the side of the body. Now you just can't see the white rubs. Overall I'm pretty pleased with it. After you apply it and remove it the paint looks dull so you have to follow up with a wax.

    I also hand buffed it. So a high speed buffer might actually take out whats left of the rub. We'll see I guess.
     

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