Guys my neighbor spray painted the gate/fence of his house and the white spray paint was all over my black Honda civic (only 6 months old). I immediately went to some local paint shops who advised I use rubbing compound. Not wanting to subject my brand new car to the extremely abrasive rubbing compound I tried out polish and then polishing compound (on a small panel) but it did not help in removing the white spray paint particles.
I had then no choice except to go for the rubbing compound route. Took it so a professional who spent 2 hours on the car. 80% of the spray paint particles have been removed and the remaining are only visible if I look very very carefully. To be on the safe side, I also got the car waxed 2 times immediately after the rubbing compound. Once using carnauba wax and secondly synthetic wax.
The strange thing however, which I noticed was the the swirl marks and small scratches were still there on the car. I am not at all concerned due to this but I am actually happy because, as far as my knowledge goes, this means that the rubbing compound did not cut a significant layer of clear coat and that my paint finish is still okay. My question is that is my assumption correct?
Secondly, I was advised that I should get the car treated again with rubbing compound again after a month for perfection. Is this advisable? Also when should I next wax my car? I am planning within 2 days. Reason being I am very paranoid about my car and want to keep my new black car shining as a brand new out of showroom car.