So I have another car in the garage that I have put a lot of time into building. You would never know this by the looks of the outside. I decided to give the polishing a run on the paint to see what it would turn out like.
The spoiler has be very dull looking for a long time, so I figured I would give it a shot first.
I did the right side a few days ago with some turtle wax rubbing compound and a wool pad.
This is cleaned and clayed.
This was with a wool cutting pad and Meguiars Ultimate compound.
After doing this, I noticed that my pad was black. My first impression is that the clear is gone, but I have done nothing else to this paint so I do not know what to think.
Even considering the clear was gone, I decided to color sand the paint. It practice anyway right????
At this point I tried a few different combinations. I used the wool pad with ultimate compound, the tagerine cutting pad with 105, the orange pad with 205, the red pad with cleaner wax yada yada,
After finding what worked best for me I used that process on the wing. You will see that the majority of the wing looks hazed over and parts of the wing are a dark deep black. Are the dark black spots the base coat where I have sanded through the clear??? It was like this before I started sanding, I was just trying to smooth the image a bit. OR is the hazy part where the clear is just oxidized???? It did not turn out like I had planned so I was just looking for some answers.
After this disappointment, I moved to another panel on the car that is painted the same black base clear. This paint is in much better condition and I was just curious as to how many of the scratches the 205 and orange h20 pad could remove.
I did a section of the roof and a side panel
This is the after and comparison shots.
If you have any insight on the wing paint it would be greatly appreciated.