use distilled water
There's a million and one products out there now and I'm sure with a Google search you'll find what you're looking for.Hello
Has anyone heard of a product you can spray on the car immediately after washing, causing no water spots?
I know we talked yesterday but to reiterate, if the clear coat is truly gone, there's nothing more that can be done, it will have to be repainted.Guys, I screwed up and used windex to prep for a decal. Now the clearcoat on that spot is GONE! Any suggestions? The spot is about 3"x4".
I still do some detailing when work is a bit slow at the shop to fill in those days.JoshVette: I have been looking for the right person to detail the paint on our daily driver. I don't expect perfection, but I would really like to improve it beyond what it is. Do you still do any of that work?
I apologize to everybody else if I used an improper format to ask the question. Still learning how the forum is structured. I will figure it out with some help, so feel free to correct me.
=================================================Oh no, please don't bring up F-11..... :surprise::crying::crying:
I'm not sure about the windscreen but the painted center area is just painted and clear coated the same as your exterior paint so you can clean it, clay bar it, polish it as if it were the exterior paint..... cause it is. :wink2:I have a couple of questions for the experts here...
1. The part of the center console that matches the exterior paint in the R I just purchased looks nice from a distance but is pretty rough to the touch due to light scratch and swirl marks.
2. It also has a nice polycarbonate windscreen but it's pretty hazy with lots of swirls, some light scratches and rub marks from the seat backs.
I've read a lot of threads/posts here and elsewhere, found a lot of products and DIY videos claiming to be "the best way" to repair these sorts of surfaces, but there seems to be little consensus. So I wanted to check with the experts here for their recommendations. I'm not expecting perfection, but would like to return things to their original smooth, glassy surface as much as I can.
Understood about the center console. I've used clay bar on exterior paint before, but didn't know if the interior paint on the console was "special" in some way. So I'll tackle that soon.I'm not sure about the windscreen but the painted center area is just painted and clear coated the same as your exterior paint so you can clean it, clay bar it, polish it as if it were the exterior paint..... cause it is. :wink2:
Posting pictures of the actual areas your talking about would be helpful as it's hard to diagnose paint based on "it's pretty rough". Is that literally rough or figuratively rough? swirls won't make a surface feel rough but it will make it look rough... if it feels rough clay bar should help smooth it out but if it's just scratched up, the polishing should help unless the scratches are too deep.
When ordering they need your OEM paint code. Ours is Aqua Blur Metallic - 26U/WA-214M. It has a serious amount of metal flake in it.Caution: You can obtain good touch up results with solid colors, but high metallic like silver will give you a leopard spot result even with so-called good factory matches. It's not the paint that is the problem. It's the application. It needs to be sprayed to get even metallic distribution.