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    Truck hood is faded

    My truck hood was a bit faded. So I applied meguairs compound followed by the polish. I was doing it by hand with a applicator pad.. But now i got all looking like this now and it not sure how to fix this ugly mess on my hood ? any suggestions
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    Re: Truck hood is faded

    You need a dual action polisher. If you don't want to spring for a new one..try Craig's list.

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    Re: Truck hood is faded

    Here is a picture of the hood on my ‘93 Toyota pickup before and after I polished the hood. This truck had been sitting out in the weather for many years. After I cleaned it with APC and pressure washer (I would not do that to anyone else’s vehicle) I polished it with Meguiar’s 105 with an orange pad using a dual action polisher. Then I used Meguiar’s 205 to finish and then applied a coat of wax. BTW, the patina you see was free. I’ve been told that some guys actually pay someone to paint patina on their vehicle.

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    Re: Truck hood is faded

    Mike and Yancy covered hand polishing in this video a couple weeks ago.


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    Re: Truck hood is faded

    Here's one of your pictures,




    Looks pretty bad. The video Michael aka The Guz - shared above shares why for most people - it's going to be impossible to compound and polish an entire vehicle by hand.


    A simple 8mm or 9mm free spinning, random orbital polisher and some foam pads should fix this....

    In the beginning of this video from last week I share the Griot's G9 and Meguiar's polisher.



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    Yancy and I will go over some of the coolest tools in the industry that you must have in your detailing arsenal. I'll share my own tips and techniques as well as personal insights as we go through all the tools.






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    Re: Truck hood is faded

    And for inspiration, check out this thread, it documents that you can in fact bring the dead back to life.

    Looks like its past the point of no return or just severely oxidized? Can it be fixed?






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    Re: Truck hood is faded

    ^ Similar story to Mike's, dealer bought a black Trailblazer to stock in the Buy Here Pay Here program, every inch of paint completely baked like the Ford above. Dealer was expecting to take it to Maaco for a respray, did a test spot with a Rupes Yellow on a LHR21 Mk3 to reveal actual clearcoat still under it. 7 billed hours later, they had a nice shining vehicle that was no longer in danger of getting a sandpaper feeling respray.

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    Re: Truck hood is faded

    Quote Originally Posted by BurnsDetailing View Post
    ^ Similar story to Mike's, dealer bought a black Trailblazer to stock in the Buy Here Pay Here program, every inch of paint completely baked like the Ford above. Dealer was expecting to take it to Maaco for a respray, did a test spot with a Rupes Yellow on a LHR21 Mk3 to reveal actual clearcoat still under it. 7 billed hours later, they had a nice shining vehicle that was no longer in danger of getting a sandpaper feeling respray.
    What compound did you use and where's the pictures?

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    Re: Truck hood is faded

    Quote Originally Posted by Rsurfer View Post
    What compound did you use and where's the pictures?
    This was before the new D-A system, so that would be the old Rupes Keramik Fine "yellow top" compound and Rupes yellow pad. Searching through my phone for the photos but it appears I may have deleted them at some point.

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    Re: Truck hood is faded

    Quote Originally Posted by BurnsDetailing View Post
    This was before the new D-A system, so that would be the old Rupes Keramik Fine "yellow top" compound and Rupes yellow pad. Searching through my phone for the photos but it appears I may have deleted them at some point.
    Since 1923, please explain.

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