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    Mobile detailing: Scuff and paint transfer removal

    I had a customer bring me a Buick that had hit some parking structures in a parking garage. It had scuffs and paint transfer. He thought it would need to go to the body shop, but asked if I could give it a shot first.

    I thought I would go ahead and do a write up and maybe somebody will save $500 instead of going to a body shop.





    I started off with a good scrubbing wash with Chemical Guys Wash & Gloss. I clayed the area with Chemical Guys Heavy Clay Bar and CG Synthetic Detail Spray for clay lube. The clay removed some of the paint transfer. I really went over the area many times, pressing hard since I knew I was going to be polishing.

    To start, I used a dual action polisher (Makita PO5000C) and an orange pad. I started with Meguiar's Ultimate Compound, which has a aggressiveness rating of 8 on the Autopia Polish Chart. It removed a lot of the paint transfer, but there was still some paint left.

    I moved up to Wolfgang Uber Compound 3.0 which has a rating of 10. This removed all the paint, but I could still see a pattern where the paint transfer had been. It looked kinda like "orange peel" or maybe a glue residue kind of look. I moved up to a yellow pad (heavy cutting) and got the rest of it off.

    There were still some scratches visible after removing all the paint transfer so I decided to wet sand the area. I used 3000 grit wet sand cloth and sanded lightly until the scratches were gone. This, of course left a little bit of sanding marks, in the form of a haze. I went back to the orange pad and the Wolfgang and compounded out the sanding marks. I followed with a white pad and Meguiar's Ultimate Polish (aggressive rating 3) and polished the area.

    At this point, the affected area looked polished shiny and incredible and the other side of the bumper was dull. So I clayed the rest of the front bumper and polished it with the white pad and the Meguiar's Ultimate Polish.







    I finished out the entire car with Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish polymer sealant. It was raining when I gave the car back to the customer, which always sucks, but it shows off the awesome beading of the Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish!





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    Re: Mobile detailing: Scuff and paint transfer removal

    Awesome job!! Nice save!


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    Re: Mobile detailing: Scuff and paint transfer removal

    Great save Kirk,,looks like you saved your customer some money which always makes you feel good and your customers coming back
    “I have trouble with names and faces, but I never forget a car.”

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    Re: Mobile detailing: Scuff and paint transfer removal

    Nice!!
    "Dirt likes detergent so much better than the surface that it's attached to, it'll leave that surface to go hang out with the soap"...aim4squirrels

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    Re: Mobile detailing: Scuff and paint transfer removal

    Excellent save! I bet they were happy!
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