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Old 12-17-2014, 10:30 AM   #1
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Need help. Rubbed my clearcoat off!

Well I backed into a wall like an idiot yesterday not paying attention to the camera. No dents or scratches just some nice paint scuffs on the rear bumper. Today I decided to take a small piece of brillo pad to it and the paint came off but so did the darn clear! Is there anyway to fix this or at least make it somewhat back to normal?






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Old 12-17-2014, 10:46 AM   #2
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Ok bad idea with the Brillo but you should be ok. Get some buffing compound and just slowly work the area. It will buff out I don't think the clear is gone as much as just scratched to heck. I may be wrong but if clear is still there you should be able to buff it back to shine.
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Old 12-17-2014, 10:56 AM   #3
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Yes very bad idea! Google is not the best adviser. I will try the buffing compound. Should I use elbow grease or my dremel at a low setting?
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Use your hand to keep from burning paint for now
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Sounds good. Thanks! Gonna head out to pickup some rubbing and polishing compound and go at it. Also gonna get some wax to apply after I am done.
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Ok so I just gave it the first go around with rubbing compound, polishing compound, then wax and it looks a lot better. Still has the marks but I think the more I compound it the better it will get. I will snap a pic soon.
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There is a "ladder" that you should use. You should always use a product with the LEAST amount of abrasive first. If your first choice does not work then you can go up one step(using something with more abrasive)and see if it does the job. The same principle works in reverse. Once you have removed the scratch, (or whatever), you need to go down one step and use something with less abrasive to remove the scratches left by the compound. You would use a polish instead of compound as polish has less abrasive, then a sealant, then a wax. Usually compound and polish are more effective when you use a dual action buffer ie, a Porter Cable. Look on autogeek for information about products, their use and the cost.
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Judging by the after pics looks you did a nice job on the polishing!
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