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I知 looking for recommendations on products to remove minor oxidation on paint? Since the oxidation is minor I was able to remove some of the oxidation with some elbow grease

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I知 looking for recommendations on products to remove minor oxidation on paint? Since the oxidation is minor I was able to remove some of the oxidation with some elbow grease using Meguiars cleaner wax. What advice and products do you recommend using to remove the oxidation?
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Junkman2000 has some excellent posts on this site and videos on Youtube about paint care.
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you need a compound to remove oxidation. your cleaner wax may have cleaned up some of the very light oxidation because it does have very fine abrasives in it, but you need to go with a slightly more aggressive abrasive to remove it all. Personally I would start with a polish, Like Meguiars 205, and see how well that goes, if you need something stronger, 105 ultra cut compound.
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you need a compound to remove oxidation. your cleaner wax may have cleaned up some of the very light oxidation because it does have very fine abrasives in it, but you need to go with a slightly more aggressive abrasive to remove it all. Personally I would start with a polish, Like Meguiars 205, and see how well that goes, if you need something stronger, 105 ultra cut compound.


On a more pedestrian level, Meguair’s Ultimate Compound works pretty well for me.

Get a Dual Action polisher and a few pads from Harbor Freight to start, much easier than elbow grease
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you need a compound to remove oxidation. your cleaner wax may have cleaned up some of the very light oxidation because it does have very fine abrasives in it, but you need to go with a slightly more aggressive abrasive to remove it all. Personally I would start with a polish, Like Meguiars 205, and see how well that goes, if you need something stronger, 105 ultra cut compound.
For off the shelf products Meguiars makes good quality products. I tried the Meguiars cleaner wax by hand only to see how thick the oxidation was. I will definitely need to use a orbital on this as it is heavy oxidation and light oxidation in some areas of the paint. I知 open to subjestions though. Thanks Ron I will try the Meguiars 205 and see how that does and then go to Meguiars 105 if really need be. Using a compound on this will be a must. I will give the Meguiars Ultimate Compound a try and see how to works overall. I have experience using the Adams Polishes heavy connecting compound and had great results with it. I will finish with a good polish and I値l try the Meguiars Ultimate Polish and give that a try too. I used the Adams Polishes One Step Polish before as well with great results. I plan on taking my time and having patiences on this job.
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Remember, when you use an orbital to let the machine do the work ! Do one panel at a time and a panel could take you 30/45 min.
After you polish you have to seal it with a wax or sealant
There are some good tutorials on this @autogeek.net
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hopefully you won't be removing the clear coat completely in the process or you will have a bigger problem on your hand.

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hopefully you won't be removing the clear coat completely in the process or you will have a bigger problem on your hand.
Been compounding and polishing my car twice a year for 8 years now. Close to impossible to burn through the clear with a dual action, unless of course you pass out drunk and fall on it while its running on your hood. You may wake up with a hangover, and some burnt through clear. Other than that, your safe.
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Been compounding and polishing my car twice a year for 8 years now. Close to impossible to burn through the clear with a dual action, unless of course you pass out drunk and fall on it while its running on your hood. You may wake up with a hangover, and some burnt through clear. Other than that, your safe.
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Been compounding and polishing my car twice a year for 8 years now. Close to impossible to burn through the clear with a dual action, unless of course you pass out drunk and fall on it while its running on your hood. You may wake up with a hangover, and some burnt through clear. Other than that, your safe.
Full disclosure here.. Recently my car was vandalized, and I was compounding feverishly to try to repair one of the areas, I figured I had nothing to lose at that point, (it was repair if possible, but knew most likely it would call for a re-paint) and was applying a great deal of pressure to a curved area on the rear deck lid, when I DID in fact burn straight through the clear with my DA.
Now, I was applying pressure to the point where I started bogging the buffer down, where typically the weight of the buffer does the work, so.... I retract my previous statement about it being close to impossible, and shall say "close to impossible if used properly".
I keep hearing the Junkman saying "technique trumps product 24/7"
Anyhow, shes going in for a complete re-spray next week. An aftermarket spray and clear should be a little more resilient than the factory finish.
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