Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Zackkahry, Mar 8, 2008.
remove paint transferred from another vehicle to my clearcoat?
I would say a small amount of paint thinner and rag... be careful tho
You probably will receive best information on the wax sub-forum, but you might try a polish or compound:http://properautocare.com/polish.html
Claying the car might work too: http://properautocare.com/claybars1.html
I thought rubbing compounds scratch clear coats. I would consult a pro before I did anything.
Moving to someplace you'll get better advice.
Yep, a compound will haze the paint. You will want to follow up with a 2000 or 3000 grit polish to remove the haze.
Best to start out with a polish. If the polish doesn't work, then try a compound. Compounds dig deeper into the paint.
OP - if you go with a polish or compound, be sure to check if the material is for a machine polish or is a hand polish. Also be careful of not digging to deep into your paint - easier to do with a machine polisher. I have not done it, but have heard of others that have used a compound for too long on a stop and went through the paint.
I've also had good luck using some of the chemical/wax polishes like Klasse. Claying might also work well as I've found it's great for removing dried road tar.
Try cleaner wax or something like Meguiars ScratchX first and make sure you work it into the paint. If you just wipe it on like a wax, it won't do squat.
Try a claybar if it's paint transfer. That method has worked for me in the past.