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    A Little Paint Repair/Practicing What I Preach

    Hey All,

    It has been awhile since I have done something like this so go easy. LOL
    I have/had a circular stain or blemish on the trunk of my car. It has been there for a pretty long while now and has bothered me to no end. It almost looks like someone sat a drink down on my car and it left the stain. It kind of looked like when you have an ice cold glass of your favorite beverage on the coffee table and the glass is sweating leaving the mark that your better half will eventually ask you about.

    Here is a picture of the area that I am trying to repair.



    I will be using scratch X by hand in the first attempt to remove the blemish. So after a good wash using Gold Class Car Wash Soap and Conditioner. I taped off the area around the trunk lid. Here is a tip. It is easier to tape around doors, windows and sunroofs if you open them first. It makes it easier to go around the curved edges. Then I clayed the trunk and rear spoiler using Meguiars Smooth Surface Clay Kit.



    Then after one pass of Scratch X by hand here is what the spot looks like.



    I went over the area again with Scratch X by hand and here is that result.



    The spot is gone after 2 applications of Scratch X by hand, using a terry cloth applicator pad. I decided to go all the way and get out the G-100, along with some #83 and #80 and finish it off with NXT 2.0.

    Let me know what you think.

    Here is a sun shot.


    And one of a halogen light shining on the same area that I attempted to repair.


    And My NXT 2.0 reflection.


    Thanks for looking
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    Re: A Little Paint Repair/Practicing What I Preach

    I dont even think i can see it anymore after the first app of ScratchX. Great work and i like the pic showing the sun and sky just a great reflection shot
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    Re: A Little Paint Repair/Practicing What I Preach

    Looks great. Just goes to show if you use scratch-x the proper way you get excellent results. Your car looks great. Nice reflection shot. Great work.
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    Re: A Little Paint Repair/Practicing What I Preach

    It was gone after the ScratchX. You prolly could have skipped the 83 and just used the 80. Looks very good
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    Re: A Little Paint Repair/Practicing What I Preach

    Hey very nice work Andy!

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    Re: A Little Paint Repair/Practicing What I Preach

    Quote Originally Posted by Derrick View Post
    I dont even think i can see it anymore after the first app of ScratchX. Great work and i like the pic showing the sun and sky just a great reflection shot

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    Re: A Little Paint Repair/Practicing What I Preach

    Hey Guys,

    Thanks for the kind comments. After the first application of Scratch X, I could still see a faint outline that may not show in the picture. The Scratch X did work like it is supposed to. Using the terry cloth applicator and lots of passion behind the pad made short work of the stain. I was having trouble getting pictures in the sun because it was very overcast. It seemed like everytime I wanted to take a picture the clouds would roll over and block the sun.

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    Re: A Little Paint Repair/Practicing What I Preach

    Very nice thread showing just what we teach in all our classes...

    Three Steps to a Show Car Shine

    1) Evaluate the condition of the finish
    2) Choose the right products
    3) Use good technique


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    Re: A Little Paint Repair/Practicing What I Preach

    Andy, nice work buddy !...Scratch X is such a great product. Thanks for sharing !!!
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    Re: A Little Paint Repair/Practicing What I Preach

    Hey Andy,

    A job well done!!! ! I especially like the pics!

    Tim

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