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I got side swipped.....but I think I fixed it.

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    I got side swipped.....but I think I fixed it.

    So my car got scrapped on the side and I decided to try and fix it myself. Here is what it looked like before any attempt to fix it:


    Here is what it looked like after some work with an orbital buffer and some rubbing alcohol :


    And this is what it looks like now. I used some very fine steel wool.

    Does anyone know what I can use to get the dull spots to look glossy again?
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    I would try buffing and if that doesn't work I'd wet sand and buff.
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    I will try that, is there a polish that might help too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98TransAmWs-6 View Post
    I will try that, is there a polish that might help too?
    I'm sure someone will chime in with a good polish. Looking at it now, you sort of did the wet sanding part with the steel wool so buffing it should do it.

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    Yeah I did. Hopefully buffing will work, if not I need to find a good polish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98TransAmWs-6 View Post
    Yeah I did. Hopefully buffing will work, if not I need to find a good polish.
    Well if you use a good compound with the buffer it should shine right up.

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    yep, i'd keep the alcohol off it next time though.
    You'd be surprised how much you can clean up something like that with goo gone or something similar. Glad to see you weren't hit that bad

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    a good wet sanding and polish the hell out of it top it in a paint glaze then wax it

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