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      08-14-2006, 10:06 AM   #1
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3M rubbing compound and buff swirls/holograms

Okay...so I went to the body shop today to have them remove the buff marks/holograms/swirls off the car. They did a great job EXCEPT they missed a spot on the hood. I really don't want to have to go all the way back there so I am wondering what you all think about me using 3M rubbing compound to remove the swirls. It's not that big of an area...Any suggestions on how I can remove it manually?
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      08-14-2006, 10:24 AM   #2
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      08-14-2006, 02:28 PM   #3
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Do not use rubbing compound! You could make it worse if you do not have experience with it. Give Meguiars ScratchX a try (assuming you are working by hand). It might take some elbow grease but works rather well.
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Don't do it.
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      08-14-2006, 02:58 PM   #5
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yeah dont do it. if you paid some place to do a job and you are not happy with it then take it back. if you do it yourself and mess it up more they will just laugh at you.
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3m finesse-it II machine polish works well, but you'll have to use a portal cable with an orange pad. without a polisher, you're not going to get the swirls out.

stay away from rubbing compound.
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Thanks. I'll go back to the body shop again...*sigh*
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