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Old 08-26-2013, 07:52 PM   #1
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How to clean up oxidized paint?

Hello again! What is the best way to get my 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport shiny again? I just bought her a month ago and the black paint is oxidized.


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Old 08-26-2013, 08:00 PM   #2
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If you have porter cable random orbital polisher/sander.... Grab some pads and some good polish and go at it. I recommend you visit autopia. I learned everything I know there. They are not expensive and make even waxing soooooo much easier. I bought mine back in 06 when I bought my Mustang. Do a little reading and find what polish is best for your needs. Good luck. You can save your paint it will just take some effort.

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Old 08-26-2013, 08:00 PM   #3
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Polish it.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:55 PM   #4
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If it is pretty dull you can mix fine rubbing compound, polish, and water in a plastic bottle with a small top. mix to a somewhat runny consistency. slop some on and buff with a power buffer, but go easy and keep it moist so you don't burn the paint-or -take off too much (don't push hard), weight of the buffer and keep it moving. Only use slow speed. buffs out the dull stuff and polishes at the same time. I learned this from a detailer at an auto dealer I worked at long ago. There may be something better, just my 2 cents.
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