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    Hello guys!

    I’m looking for some insight on my situation: so I was fixing a friend’s alfa and had to grab some parts for it and had left them on my trunk lid IN A BOX.

    After messing around a bit i have saw that it left a lot of scratches on my lid through the box, go figure, boomer.

    So instinctively I grabbed some polish that was laying around in my garage, wiped the trunk with alcochol and began scrubbing(polishing).

    Some scratches came out, but I am left with this haziness.

    Now I want to ask, could this be scratches from compound and I just need to grab some finishing polish to correct this or what?

    I don’t think I managed to ruin my clear coat just with a hand? I am not really sure what polish I used because it was in a jar.

    Grabbed some pictures with good light. Without any light you can’t see the haziness. Thanks!

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    Re: Hand polishing

    That all depends on what product you used, and how hard you rubbed.

    It is actually pretty easy to strike through clear coat with a compound or polish by hand. (Too much pressure in one concentrated area).
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    Re: Hand polishing

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    That all depends on what product you used, and how hard you rubbed.

    It is actually pretty easy to strike through clear coat with a compound or polish by hand. (Too much pressure in one concentrated area).
    I am not sure on product as stated.

    Did not rub it hard(figured you donít use too much pressure with a DA and let the product do itís job, so followed the same principles) , but I did do a few passes.


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    Re: Hand polishing

    Are you dead set on hand polishing the black paint?
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    Re: Hand polishing

    First - because this is your first post,

    Welcome to AutogeekOnline!



    Second - Hope you don't mind but I edited your post and broke up the huge chunk of text into smaller sections to make it easier for everyone to read.

    How to type in a way that other people will read what you write



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    Re: Hand polishing

    Here's your picture,




    For everyone that reads this into the future, if you ever doubted the most important factor when polishing paint is abrasive technology - well.... it is.


    Abrasive Technology - THE most important factor when it comes to polishing paint


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    Re: Hand polishing

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post

    That all depends on what product you used, and how hard you rubbed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Edvinac View Post

    I am not sure on product as stated.

    I'm curious. If you can find the product it would be interesting to know what it was.


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    Re: Hand polishing

    I'm sure I have an article on this somewhere but can't think of the title?


    Here's the deal, (I type this out all the time every year),

    It takes MORE skill to work on clearcoat paint by hand than it does by machine. And in this context I mean an orbital polisher - not a rotary buffer.

    I could fix this scoured mess by hand. I make a video next week and how you how to do it.

    It will be faster and easier and also safer to somehow get an orbital polisher, a foam buffing pad and some Meguiar's Ultimate Compound - available just about anywhere and buff the area.

    Word.


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    Re: Hand polishing

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    Are you dead set on hand polishing the black paint?
    I just wanted to correct this one spot, I usually take my cars for a full polish, then try to maintain them myself.


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    Re: Hand polishing

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post
    I'm curious. If you can find the product it would be interesting to know what it was.


    I got it from a detailing shop a year ago. They used to use purple 3M in the old days, not sure what they use now Hand polishing


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