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Old 11-11-2015, 06:24 AM
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Is my paint ruined?

I have noticed that my car has a dull haze to it. Even after waxing. I will wash it, use a rubbing compound on it and it looks great, but when I wax it, it will shine, but then I notice that it will look hazy on some areas, especially the hood where I can see the circular pattern of the polisher. These aren't scratches, just haze. I notice it more after I wax it (I only use Megiuars products, so nothing cheap or anything like that, but I don't want this to be a thread about brands just the haze). The other day I decided to use just the rubbing compound on it and the car looked amazing. I keep it in the garage. I drove a bit, but not much. The next morning I go in the garage and I noticed that the haze is coming back. So is the paint ruined or what is going on? Here is a picture of a partially compounded hood. You can see that it gets a beautiful shine, but it just doesn't last. I have not noticed any of the fish scale or flaking of clear coat either.
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Old 11-11-2015, 10:47 AM
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It appears that the clear coat on your car has started to go bad. You might want to take your car to a good body shop/painter and get their opinion. Quite often the clear can be re-applied without painting the entire car.
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Old 11-11-2015, 12:19 PM
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The clear coat starts to lose adhesion to the base coat causing it to lift. The clear also starts to turn white giving the haze. No amount of buffing will fix that.

All the clear must be sanded off and reapplied. For a better job, a thin base coat then standard clear works better.

My 702 Smoke Silver 97 C280 that came from So cal, got a re clear at some point. The problem is the roof base coat is failing causing the clear to lift and some of the smoke silver in other areas developed a pink / purple cast as it's constitute colors fade at different rates. You can only see the pink / purple cast if it is compared to my 97 SL320 and you look at the two for a while.

I'm probably going to repaint the roof and let the rest go from there.
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