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    Angry Ultimate Compound messed up my paint

    I applied Ultimate Compound by hand using a pad yesterday, and it messed up the paint job. I was using it to remove oxidation and any bonded contaminants. What do I do now to remove the damage that Ultimate Compound caused?


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    Re: Ultimate Compound messed up my paint

    I actually just used some Ultimate Compound today and it was 100% flawless and ready for wax on a 2006 Nissan Frost White (Pearl) Maxima- just goes to show how many variables there are in detailing! (Paint, problems, application media, technique, etc).

    That said, can you possibly elaborate on your exact process when using the Ultimate Compound?

    What type of pad did you use to apply the product? Was it 100% clean? (Was the surface washed first?)

    Also, what type of "damage" did it leave? Any chance you have pictures?

    The more information we have, the better our ability to help you solve the problem.

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    Re: Ultimate Compound messed up my paint

    You'll have to check how you loaded your pics. Assuming those are pics, they dont seem to show up, and it would be best to see what happened.
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    Re: Ultimate Compound messed up my paint

    First, welcome to MOL!!

    We do need a little more info on the problem to help you out. Better yet do you have any photos you can post, I have tried to locate the photos that appear to be posted but no luck? Give us the info mentioned above by Mark and we will help you out.
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    Re: Ultimate Compound messed up my paint

    Bonded contaminants should be removed via clay.

    A compound would be used to remove below surface defects.

    Nevertheless, I'm sure when you provide the guys some more details they can help you out. I've used Ultimate Compound and even more aggressive on entire cars, so I doubt it did anything that can't be fixed.

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    Re: Ultimate Compound messed up my paint

    I used a new pad and tried to use the technique in the video. It was washed and dried. I did not apply any thing else to the car. I was thinking about going back over it.
    Any suggestions?

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    Re: Ultimate Compound messed up my paint

    What are you working on?

    Type of car?
    Year?
    Does it have single stage paint or a clear coat?

    Did you to a Test Spot first?

    Or did you go over the entire car?

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    Re: Ultimate Compound messed up my paint

    Looked at the code for your image and it's all messed up, here's what the code looks like,

    http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/%5B....jpg%5B/IMG%5D


    Find the image you want to share and right click on the image, snag the URL ADDRESS for the picture and copy and paste it into your message and someone here or myself will correctly insert the [img] tags to make the picture show up.


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    Re: Ultimate Compound messed up my paint

    Click on the link below and see if your car's paint looks like any of the pictures in this thread,

    The Clearcoat Failure Photo Archive

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    Re: Ultimate Compound messed up my paint

    Fixed it for ya...



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