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Unread 01-13-2011, 09:07 PM   #1
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Best way to buff out scratches and polish old paint?

I know nothing about body work. I know there are a gazillion products out there and many different buffers etc. I've asked this question before and have been told "Get a buffer and some compound....." I would like specifics. What kind of buffer? What kind of pads? What kind of compound?

My Jeep is 10 years old. There are places where I had stickers removed and you can still see the outline. How can I buff all this out and bring some life back to my old paint?

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Unread 01-14-2011, 12:25 PM   #2
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Go to autogeek.net and read the Expert Advice on the left hand side of the page. That will help you a lot. Better yet, call them via their 1-800 number and let them help you.

Generally, you'll probably need a polishing compound (or maybe rubbing compound which is more aggressive) and a Porter Cable buffer with pads. When your finished removing the top layer of paint, you'll need to put down a really good wax job.

I used Zaino Fusion on my car and it worked great, but that's probably not the right product for your Jeep.

Not me, but that is my car getting the Fusion job.
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Unread 01-14-2011, 02:55 PM   #3
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Thanks for the advice. I'll look into getting one of those.
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Unread 01-14-2011, 02:57 PM   #4
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its a jeep put a little more mud on it and drive. lol
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Unread 01-14-2011, 06:28 PM   #5
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I use an Porter Cable orbital buffer and Príma products. They have some really awesome products and are locally based in Colorado which is how I found out about them. They have 3 levels of polish and an awesome wax, and all their products are water soluble. I used their stuff from friends beater cars to a Lamborghini Gallardo. I have some pics, I just have to dig them up. But for now here's a link:

http://stores.shopprimacarcare.com/StoreFront.bok

There stuff isn't horribly priced and is (IMO) better than the stuff you get at any department store (mothers, turtle, etc.). They also have a broad range of products, not just paint care, but interior. They have this stuff called Nero for plastics, rubber, and vinyl that is amazing and smells like bananas.







I think I've used these pictures before, and I have to admit I can see some swirls. These pictures were taken a couple years ago and I had to dig them up, I wish I had some better ones.
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Unread 01-14-2011, 10:16 PM   #6
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Wow, looks nice. I'll add that to my spring things to do.
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