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Flat spots

Post by windyred » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:54 pm

I have an alpine white car...but there are some flat spots in the paint..looks like its been sanded ( best way to describe it ) whats the best way to bring back the shine ?

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Post by marco_polo » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:56 pm

polish up, then wax or sealant.
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Re: Flat spots

Post by windyred » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:23 pm

marco_polo wrote:polish up, then wax or sealant.
Tried polish..only by hand mind you...worth getting a buffing machine ?

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Re: Flat spots

Post by marco_polo » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:25 pm

Hand polishing is fine, just takes a bit of elbow grease with a fine polish.
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Post by windyred » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:28 pm

Cheers...i will get some more grease

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Post by Jonw246 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:13 am

Where about are you? If you're near stoke on trent at all I could polish them up with my rotary polisher for a small fee. Don't get buying a rotary to have a go yourself if you've never done it before though as it could be a costly mistake!


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Re: Flat spots

Post by windyred » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:26 am

Jonw246 wrote:Where about are you? If you're near stoke on trent at all I could polish them up with my rotary polisher for a small fee. Don't get buying a rotary to have a go yourself if you've never done it before though as it could be a costly mistake!


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Re: Flat spots

Post by Jonw246 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:31 pm

windyred wrote:
Jonw246 wrote:Where about are you? If you're near stoke on trent at all I could polish them up with my rotary polisher for a small fee. Don't get buying a rotary to have a go yourself if you've never done it before though as it could be a costly mistake!


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Re: Flat spots

Post by ad_123d_coupe » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:59 pm

A rotary or a DA should sort the problem. If its been heavily sanded you may find you need to re finish after a week or so....

You could always try something like a paint renovator to do it by hand.
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Re: Flat spots

Post by windyred » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:22 pm

ad_123d_coupe wrote:A rotary or a DA should sort the problem. If its been heavily sanded you may find you need to re finish after a week or so....

You could always try something like a paint renovator to do it by hand.
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