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#1 RSutton

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 09:12 PM

Tonight I noticed my hood has huge dull areas. I guess the lights were hitting it just perfectly. I always keep it freshly waxed with Meguiars NXT wax. What can I do to restore the clear coat???

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 09:25 PM

8000.00 wax should do the trick
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Posted 19 July 2006 - 09:27 PM

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 08:59 AM

rustton what do you mean by "huge dull areas"

I myself do not use the nxt gen on the millenia because for some reason its much harder to apply and does not provide as great a shine as there professional line of wax.

it does however work WONDERS for metalic paint

I couldn't tell you without seeing it, but it seems like you may not have buffed it enough. when I buff my car it may look clean to the naked eye, but I have a special low level work light, single filiment that I glide across the surface about 9 inchs above, following the reflection, if its straight and true and you can see the filiment clearly, its done, if it appears blurry, then your not done, even though it may look fine to the naked eye in all other lights.

this results in dull areas with more wax build up.

My advice to you would be wash it, claybar it, pick up some Zymol paint cleanser, NOT paint cleaner.

then reapply an extra thin coat of wax and see how it looks.

I further confirm this since its the hood and the hardest to buff completly clear
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Posted 20 July 2006 - 09:02 AM

Thanks BHR....I will try to see if I can get a picture of it that shows the problem. Is there anyway that I may have buffed it too hard recently and have been wearing off the clear coat? It looks incredably shiny and then goes to dull in what looks like "islands"

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 12:13 PM

can you describe the island? is it like hawaii, fiji, or perhaps galapogos?
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Posted 20 July 2006 - 12:15 PM

Large islands....I'll try to get pics

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 03:08 PM

no, buffing to hard would result in concentrated swirls.
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Posted 20 July 2006 - 08:17 PM

My paint has never looked this bad. I think I just may have to bring it down to the bare metal then prime, paint, and clear coat it all over again. It's 11 year old paint anyway.

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 08:46 PM

well no, factory paint is still going to be the best. I can't see what your referring to the in picture, I would buff it some more, then wash it for good measure, or do nothing except claybar it
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Posted 20 July 2006 - 08:48 PM

You can't see the inconsistancies and blotchyness (sp)

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 08:28 AM

not with muliply light sources and camera quality
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2013 Lamborghini LP560-4 Spyder...possible twin turbo?
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Posted 21 July 2006 - 08:47 AM

The camera is great (I only buy Canon), but the light source was one florescent light in the garage which is terrible lighting for pictures

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 09:41 AM

florescent light is actually the WORST light for detailing, because it is cloudy and lights everything evenly it hides imperfections as well as masking where more buffing is needed. The best method is what bhr described above, a semi dim single light bulb where you can follow the reflection focusing your eye on the filiment itself, its a chrisp clear wire that lights up, so when the line is blurred, you know your not done.

I recommend buffing some more (if its still clean) washing and claybarring then, a light coat of wax with something OTHER the nthe nxt wax. perhaps the meguiers quik wax spray. a very light "maintance" cost. If this does not solve the problem it could be something in the clear itself

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 09:26 PM

IT WORKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks guys....Meguiars Clay Bar, Zymol paint cleaner, Meguiars NXT (went on a lot easier this time around) and all of the smudges are gone.

I really appreciate the input. That is why we come here....quality information. I just hope that I can add as well.

Now I just have to do the rest of the car like that

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 10:03 PM

well, I wouldn't have recommended the nxt generation again, but it certain sounds like you had to much in a single area. The paint cleaner and claybar make a HUGE difference in ease of app and removal however.
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Posted 21 July 2006 - 10:13 PM

Which one are you using?

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 06:40 AM

This is indeed why we are here, to help Mazda owners!! smile.gif
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Posted 22 July 2006 - 09:33 AM

rsutton - I use nxt generation and meguiers "professional - cleaner wax"

I use the professional on the millenia as a solid black it seems to work much better, however I use the nxt on the jeeps since they have metalic paint jobs. Different paints react differently with waxes and formulas
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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee...5.7 Hemi, Overland, '14 LED headlights coming soon
2005 ZX-6rr...Muzzy, power commander 3, bixenons
1987 GPZ500...Vance Hines, full led, bixenons
2013 Lamborghini LP560-4 Spyder...possible twin turbo?
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Posted 22 July 2006 - 09:42 AM

So you use just the professional cleaner wax and no regular wax over it? I am assuming you are talking about the yellow one right?