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Old 07-13-2013, 03:02 AM
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Can't get haze to go away

I have tons of product from meguiars everything from waxes, polishes, running compound, scratch x, swirl x, etc. But I can't get the haze to go away and for some reason when I try to use a polish or running compound it makes it worse. the only thing that masks the hazy look is waxing over it. I wash the car and dry it.... what is the process to polish or use rubbing compound by hand? how much compound do I apply per section? should the cloth be dry or damp when I apply? how much pressure and for how long do I rub in the compound? I have tried to watch videos online and get tips, and they make it seem so easy, but I can't seem to get it. paint is only 4 years old, but I live in a really severe climate.
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:12 AM
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I am guessing you mean a haze on the paint? That is usually the signs of a failed clear coat. Cheap clear coats cannot stand up to the exposure of the sun forever.
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remove the "cheap" to make the statement correct.
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:00 AM
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anyway to get rid of haze or do I repaint? if I need to have another clear coat applied, I'm just gonna have entire car repainted
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If the clear is oxidized below the topmost surface layer then the only answer is; sand, seal and re-coat.

Post up a picture of the trouble area and maybe we can give a better answer.

One thing I can tell you is that if the problem is the most obvious on the flat horizontal surfaces and not on the sides then the clear coat is shot.
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