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Old 10-11-2012, 06:11 PM   #1
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Carbon fiber Hood insert detailing ?'S

Did a little work on the Z today. Spent some time going over the areas that needed attention. Over all the car is in good shape save a few minor scratches that have been there from day one.

My hood insert was replaced recently it had some serious hazing under the clear that would not polish out and I didn't want to press my luck with it so GM replaced it under warranty.

Now the new one upon close inspection has some minor imperfections. I have tried to resist polishing it, waxing, claying, glazing, and etc.

I have resolved to attempt to make it better.

What polish could you recommend that is very gentile and that could be applied by hand?

I cannot get myself to invest in a pc yet. I know that it is inevitable but for now I can live with the paint that I have and all the little blemishes that come with it.

Your thoughts and process to improve the finish and protect the insert are welcome.



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Old 10-11-2012, 06:43 PM   #2
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get a speedy prep towel, use that to clay it, after that go over it with zaino ZAO
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:09 PM   #3
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That's clear-coated right? If so, you can treat it just like your paint. Get something like a Revive polish (assuming you're an Adam's person).
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:54 PM   #4
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That's clear-coated right? If so, you can treat it just like your paint. Get something like a Revive polish (assuming you're an Adam's person).

Yes I have fallen into that catagory. I have been poking around youtube. Have you had any experience with the Jet Seal products? Chemical Guys had a video on it.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:57 PM   #5
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Yes I have fallen into that catagory. I have been poking around youtube. Have you had any experience with the Jet Seal products? Chemical Guys had a video on it.
Sure haven't. I'll have to look into it. CG doesn't make bad stuff though.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:27 AM   #6
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What type of defects/blemishes are you looking to fix?
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:39 PM   #7
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What type of defects/blemishes are you looking to fix?

Minor scratches nothing deep. I was hoping to find a product or products for this carbon fiber hood.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:44 PM   #8
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Its cleared so pretty much you can treat it just like any other painted part of the car, we have a 2013 black on black ZL1 vert in the warehouse... the cf insert corrected just as easily as the rest of the hood.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:01 PM   #9
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If you want an over the counter polish that will work great by hand is Meguiars Ultimate Polish (mind you it will still take a hella long time since you're doing it by hand).

If you get a DA, I would recommend Optimum Hyper Polish instead.
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