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Hey guys/gals,

I was wondering, the front end of my car looks like ASS it is like sandblasted or something, it doesn't have rock chips in it just white circles all over. I beleive that this is attributed to me not waxing it for like 9 months and I went through a winter with it, so the sand on the roads did a number on it. My question is do I have to repaint or what is this wetsanding thing all about, how effective is it?? I'm kindof pissed becasue my probe I waxed religously and it looked great after 60,000 but a paint expert told me that waxing is actually bad for cars so I didn't wax it until I noticed these marks. ANyways any input is appreciated. Thanks!
 

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the paint expert told you that so you could buy a paint job from him .... anyhow wetsanding won't solve your problems... wetsanding is really to remove scuffs, this sounds more like a bunch of tiny chips.... if it's not that bad you "could" try a rubbing compound, otherwise it's time to see that paint expert for a paint job
 

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Cool thanks guys,

I think I'll try Black wax and see how that goes if not maybe I'll see about a chrome illusion with black and silver (is this possible chromacougar?) Now that I'm done with college I have ALOT more time to babie my car and keep it up like my probe. I feel bad for the 10,000 miles I put on her with no wax
Chromacougar do you wax your car?? Or how do you keep it up, and aviod wax marks (swirl, etc?) Thanks again guys!
 

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If those aren't chips in your bumper and just embedded road dust or bugs that have been left to sit too long, try a clay bar treatment before you go spending alot of money on paint repair. The clay easily lifts deeply embedded contaminants from your paint that cleaning and polishing can't reach. I believe Mother's and Blue Magic have clay treatments available at most auto stores, Megiuars might have one too($10-15). This stuff gets rid of everything, even solidified tree sap and paint overspray. If the bumber paint isn't majorly damaged, it will feel like glass after you do this.
 

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If they look like swirl marks, I had a similar thing on my VW Golf that I bought from my aunt. (this was my ride before getting the Cougar) Got a deal since she thought the paint was shot. I took it to a professional detailer and he got rid of all the swirl marks with some compound.

jjennings,

I've spent 9 hours washing/cleaning/waxing my car... 4 or 5 times since August. Its like a religious sacrament. Unfortunately, I couldn't wash it in the winter up here.
 
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I have to agree w/Puck-try getting it buffed out w/some rubbing compound that stuff works magic!! I took my car to my uncle's shop about 2 months ago to get a huge scratch repainted. Although some of the scratch went all the way throuh they put some rubbing compound and most of the light scratches came out. Besides a deep one that was about a mm wide and an inch long all the swirls and paint from the other car came out. Bought me some time until I get my body kit!!!
 
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