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Old 11-20-2010, 09:15 PM   #1
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Exclamation Destroyed my paint job

I am so embarassed to even write this thread, but what must be done shall be done for my baby.
A while back I got really washer happy with my camaro. I used one of those rough green "sponges" you use to clean dishes; it's not really a spone since it doesn't absorb water...do you know which one I mean?
So much to my anger (I've never hated myself more), I have completely scratched the s%8@ out of my ride. There are little superficial swirls ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL OVVVVVVER my car. They are superficial but wax doesn't take care of it.
HELLLLLLLLLLLLP !!!!
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:23 PM   #2
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are you talking about a scouring pad or one of those scrubber things that is like a plastic ball of fibers? Either way, take your car to a quality detailing shop and have it buffed by a professional
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:27 PM   #3
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+1

The Professionals can save you.

Save the scouring pad for the pots & pans!
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:30 PM   #4
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are you talking about a scouring pad or one of those scrubber things that is like a plastic ball of fibers? Either way, take your car to a quality detailing shop and have it buffed by a professional
+1, don't fret too much, a good detailer can take care of that damage.
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:37 PM   #5
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if superficial, the fix is easy just looking for a professional
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:02 PM   #6
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I had a buddy who's wife used a brillo pad like that on his new car....she thought she was surprising him by washing it so good, well.....they aren't married any more.

As posted above, if you didn't go to deep a dood detailer should be able to save it.

Lesson learned.
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:06 PM   #7
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Thank you everyone, I feel very reassured. How much do you think I'm looking at?
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:21 PM   #8
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Anywhere from a few $hundred to a full color sand, buff, and polish can run a few grand for a show quality finish. You would be amazed what a skilled detail guy can do withthese factory paint jobs.....just fantastic.
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:27 PM   #9
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:47 PM   #10
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You know we want to see pic

Hey, lesson learned, and like everyone else said dont be to pissed should be able to be buffed. Just dont buff it yourself
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:59 PM   #11
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What the hell were you thinking taking a scotch brite to your paint?
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Old 11-20-2010, 11:09 PM   #12
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And I wouldn't even use the foaming brush at the high preasure car wash to avoid that. A good machine buffing might take the paint back to shine.
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Old 11-20-2010, 11:15 PM   #13
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:37 AM   #15
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Ouch! It's fixable - Your going to need a buffing machine. Hopefully the junkman will chime in with his input I know he fixed a new mustang where the guys wife had done the same thing.

You can get the Adams polishes new Flex kit and do it yourself for the same price your going to pay a "professional." Who will probably leave holograms in your paint anyways. Then when your done you have all the gear to keep your car in great shape without having to pay someone to do it.

It's a labor of love though - hard work but well worth the time.
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:45 AM   #16
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thans agai

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Ouch! It's fixable - Your going to need a buffing machine. Hopefully the junkman will chime in with his input I know he fixed a new mustang where the guys wife had done the same thing.

You can get the Adams polishes new Flex kit and do it yourself for the same price your going to pay a "professional." Who will probably leave holograms in your paint anyways. Then when your done you have all the gear to keep your car in great shape without having to pay someone to do it.

It's a labor of love though - hard work but well worth the time.

Thanks a lot! And to everyone else who offered advice.
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