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    So now that xp is about to get a new engine I figured Id go through it and make it look nice again so I got all the 97 decals off and Im trying to buff out the oxidation to make the paint shine and match again. Do any of you have any tricks to restore paint? I tried turtle wax rubbing compond and it didnt really do much.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rotaryfc View Post
    So now that xp is about to get a new engine I figured Id go through it and make it look nice again so I got all the 97 decals off and Im trying to buff out the oxidation to make the paint shine and match again. Do any of you have any tricks to restore paint? I tried turtle wax rubbing compond and it didnt really do much.

    Was your compounding attempt done by hand? Compounding, polishing and then wax are going to be your best bet, but the compounding and polishing really needs to be done with a machine like an orbital or polisher. I really cannot comment about the turtle wax stuff, but I have personally had good success with 3M brand heavy duty compound and 3M polisher. Be careful while compounding, low to medium speed, being extra cautious no to stay in one spot to long.

    Good luck with the project

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    If there's no crack. Wet sanding with 2000 grit then compounding will make it shine

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    you can also restore your plastic parts like hood by polishing with a very fine steel wool, i think the finest grade is 0000 like 4 zeros,
    go to any craft store they will have it. after polishing to sand off all the dried out plastic , wash it and shine it with motor oil, or the protectant of your choice.
    i always liked to oil it, restores some of the oil that gets bleached out by the sun!!
    some people say to use the steel wool wet, like wet sanding,i have used it with wd40 to lubricate and sand at the same time and it worked really good.

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