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Buff and wax

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Buff and wax

Post #1 by 64-5mustang » Thu May 10, 2018 8:43 pm

A nother year to bring out the shine. My car was painted in the 80s buy a previous owner every time I buff and wax it the red will fade to a organ in about a month. I use turtle wax and rub compound does a great job. But it doesn't seem to one thing no matter what I do I have like a film of something looks like slightly dirty water. The paint is smooth as a baby's butt after a buff the stuff seams to be on the paint but under the clear coat. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get a picture that shows it. What would you guys suggest I use to try to get it out? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Buff and wax

Post #2 by mustang6 » Fri May 11, 2018 12:02 pm

Are you sure you really have a clear coat there? You should have a paint guy look at your car and tell you what type of paint you have and if it is a base coat/clear coat or just single stage acrylic enamel or something like that which was common paint in the 80's. My Mustang had acrylic enamel that would behave just as you describe- it was basically tired red acrylic enamel single stage paint and would look good for a short while after waxing but quickly go back to an orange look. The best results I got were with "wet look" polymer finishes but the real fix was a repaint.

Or if you do have a clear coat maybe it is yellowing? Which once again would require paint work. There are some experienced paint guys here, hopefully they will chime in. Good luck.

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Re: Buff and wax

Post #3 by 64-5mustang » Fri May 11, 2018 2:36 pm

Thanks for that it might be the acrylic paint. It will get a repaint that's the next big thing on the list but now I need to recoup the funds the engine took.

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Re: Buff and wax

Post #4 by 65-coupe » Mon May 14, 2018 5:36 pm

I like Menzerna no fillers in it and water based. You could use there 2400 and get a great shine.
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