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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 8:14 am 
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Having gone from from rock solid paint on a Merc I took my DA to a Nissan. Hadn't released quite how soft the paint was and ended up taking a layer off. The area in question has now lost its shine and is a bit flat and noticeabley faded.

I was using the Meguiars microfiber system.

Would welcome thoughts on if this is recoverable or not? Would a less abrasive compound help or is it too late!?

I tried to attach a picture but the 'forum quota has been reached'.


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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 8:20 am 
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Here's the picture I tried to upload originally....

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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 8:24 am 
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OK don't panic. The forum attachment system has been turned off. You will need to use a site like Flickr or Photobucket and copy and paste the img tags viewtopic.php?f=20&t=6977

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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 8:26 am 
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OK seen the photo. Was there are paint colour on the Meguiars microfiber pad? Also do you know if the car has single stage paint or clearcoat?

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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 8:49 am 
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Hi, thanks for your reply. Yes, there was paint colour on the pad.

I'm not sure re. the clearcoat, it's suppose to me a pearlescent finish.


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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 10:51 am 
To establish if the car has a clearcoat or not....rub a cloth with some polish on it, on a small area which you haven't polished. If there is any paint colour on the cloth, then there is no clearcoat on the car.

If there is no paint colour on the cloth, then you have, more than likely, machine polished through the clearcoat.

But this is the confusing bit..... you say that the area you machine polished is 'dull'. Polishing the paint would have increased the gloss.

After you have established if the car has a clearcoat or not, you could use a couple of different products.... both of which could provide a semi-permanent 'repair' clearcoat.

1. Carpro 'Essense' ...a polish which has a light abrasive content and also applies a thin coating of resin. this resin can provide a base coat for a 'cermaic' protective coating such as CQuartz sealant.

2. Kamikaze Collection 'Artificial Clearcoat'.... this product has no abrasives in it, but covers up imperfections in the paintwork and applies a 3-5 micron thick 'new' semi-permanent clearcoat'. The product, without anything applied on top of it can last a couple of years.


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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 11:21 am 
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Hi, I've managed to confirmed that there is a clear cote on the car so it looks like I gave gone through it.

'Dull' might have been a bad way to describe it, it's still reflective but no longer has the speckled pearlescent finish. I was wondering if there was any way to get this back, perhaps by using a very fine abrasive or have I completely screwed it!?


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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 1:51 pm 
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Very sorry but yes it does look like you have removed the clear-coat. The paint must have been very soft and thin to remove it with a DA :shock: . The trouble is without a paint thickness gauge you don't know if the paint have been polished very thin before you had the car. :-k

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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 1:56 pm 
sounds as if you have flattened the flakes in the paintwork...... metailic has 2 'sides' and pearlecent has 5. The clearcoat protected the paint finish beneath it.....oops!

alas, I'm no paint specialist, but it does sound as if it needs stripping right back to the primer and then resprayed.

Hoping that I am totally wrong.


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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 2:16 pm 
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Thanks guys. This is what I had feared.

I've owned the car since new, it's coming up to three years old now. A Nissan approved body shop told me it was water based paint and they have to be very careful when carrying out work.


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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 9:39 am 
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I've never heard water based paint is soft :? . I think it's more likely it was due to it's thickness. As far as I'm aware all modern paints are water based due to H&S. I know my 308 has water based paint on it and it's by no means soft.

I hope the fix is not going to be very expensive :!:

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