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Old 07-02-2003, 03:11 PM
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Recommendation to remove paint oxidation?

I have a (slightly metallic) gray 84 123. I've had it about three years, and it looks like its been in the sun most of its life. There is some oxidation on the roof, and a tiny bit on the hood and trunk. What works to get the oxidation off? Will clay do the job?
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Old 07-02-2003, 06:12 PM
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Go to an auto parts store and loo for a product that is designed to remove oxidization from paint. Claying removes contaminants off the clear coat, maybe after you remove the oxidized paint, then you can try claying your car.
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Old 07-31-2003, 10:17 PM
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Try 3M product


I highly recommend a product from 3M called One Step Cleaner Wax - Medium Oxidation Remover. I purchase it online at 3M's online store as I couldn't find it anywhere locally. Try

I have a white 91 190E that when bought had a dull haze all over, stains and smears. It looked like the PO hadn't cleaned it in five years. You could rub your finger across the surface and white would come off on your finger - not good.

Anyway I went over the whole car with this stuff, its grunt work as you have to work small areas and rub firmly in and then wipe off with clean terry. But it worked magic, the dull finish and dead paint dissappeared, stains were gone, fine scratches around my door handles vanished. I followed with a coat of liquid wax.

It looks like a new car again - awesome stuff.

Good Luck. Doug
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