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Old 06-03-1999, 10:00 PM
Ammadeus
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I have a sport utility vehicle. The clear-coat is beginning to peel and is in need of major attention. What do you recommend. We are going to keep vehicle---and repaint. But--for now any suggestions to stop---the annoying shed of outer skin. Sorta looks reptilian.

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Old 06-04-1999, 12:05 AM
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Is this poor reptile a G-wagen? I would think any ML way too young to suffer from such a condition. I suppose you could run down to a local bodyshop and ask to buy some VERY aggressive rubbing compound. Meguiar's #2, #3, or 3M's medium cut combined with an orbital buffer should help smooth the shedding process. While we are talking bodyshops, do ask around at your local MBCA chapter or any other similar gathering of people who care about their car. Ask them for bodyshop recommendations. You can also call your insurance company and ask them which body shop they recommend. That way if the shop they send you to gives you any crap you have a bit more leverage.

Hope this helps...Lee
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Old 06-04-1999, 01:26 AM
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Thanks Lee------for suggestions. Can we wax to restore any luster without painting. If so---what waxes would you recommend?
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Old 06-04-1999, 05:47 PM
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Polishing, in various forms and with various substances, is generally what gives you the shine. Wax only protects. After going after the 3M fine cut or M's #2 or #3, go over it with M's #9, then M's #7. Once you have gone through those steps you wont believe how much improved it will look. (don't expect a new paint job...we are only making the most of the paint that is still there) To help protect your investment of elbow grease you then wax it with Meguiar's "Mirror Glaze" #26. Don't use the new Gold Class Wax on the semi-clearcoatless finish. I tried some Gold Class on a car that did not have clearcoat and spent the next hour trying to get rid of the streaking. The #26 wax will work great on just about any finish.

Hope this does the trick for you...Lee
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Old 06-04-1999, 11:27 PM
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Lee--may I express my thanks to you for your advice. I have been a registered guest for just a short while and have found this site to be most informative. May you find continued success in our your endeavors.

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