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ary999

Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:38 AM

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Sifus, need ur advice badly to remove this tree saps from the hood of my car.
I have given some passes with rotary n purple wool pad + Ultimate Compound. It only make the thing smooth but still wouldnt remove it completely. Im afraid if i do too much cutting than my clearcoat are gone.
Before this i can feel the contaminants but after doing some passes now its smooth but still visible. smile_angry.gif
Car is white.



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:26 PM

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QUOTE (ary999 @ Apr 17 2014, 11:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sifus, need ur advice badly to remove this tree saps from the hood of my car.
I have given some passes with rotary n purple wool pad + Ultimate Compound. It only make the thing smooth but still wouldnt remove it completely. Im afraid if i do too much cutting than my clearcoat are gone.
Before this i can feel the contaminants but after doing some passes now its smooth but still visible. smile_angry.gif
Car is white.


First question how do you know its solid white or its a 2k white with clear coat?

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 02:45 PM

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QUOTE (jonlsl @ Apr 17 2014, 01:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
First question how do you know its solid white or its a 2k white with clear coat?


I didnt know. I just thought all modern cars are with clear coat regardless of color.
So how do i check?

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 04:37 PM

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QUOTE (ary999 @ Apr 17 2014, 02:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I didnt know. I just thought all modern cars are with clear coat regardless of color.
So how do i check?

1. Most cars in malaysia are solid white. Only metallic or pearl white are clear coated.

2. To check if its solid paint, you need to polish with a foam pad if the pad turn white then its solid white as there is paint transfer. On clear coated cars there will not be paint transfer to the pad.

3. There is less you can do with solid paint as its much more porous then CC thus it would have "seeped" into the paint already. So I suggest level it as much as you can thus at the same time as little as you can.

4. If its clear coated I should be easy to polish off. I got a funny feeling your paint is solid white.

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:55 AM

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QUOTE (jonlsl @ Apr 17 2014, 04:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
4. If its clear coated I should be easy to polish off. I got a funny feeling your paint is solid white.

Quite agree as he already done purple wool with ultimate compound. If with CC should have come off already....

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 12:27 PM

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QUOTE (jonlsl @ Apr 17 2014, 04:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
1. Most cars in malaysia are solid white. Only metallic or pearl white are clear coated.

2. To check if its solid paint, you need to polish with a foam pad if the pad turn white then its solid white as there is paint transfer. On clear coated cars there will not be paint transfer to the pad.

3. There is less you can do with solid paint as its much more porous then CC thus it would have "seeped" into the paint already. So I suggest level it as much as you can thus at the same time as little as you can.

4. If its clear coated I should be easy to polish off. I got a funny feeling your paint is solid white.


Yes its a solid white.
Which means as u says there is no cc thus nothing much i can do about it.

Whats the reason solid white were not clear coated?

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 04:15 PM

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QUOTE (ary999 @ Apr 18 2014, 12:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes its a solid white.
Which means as u says there is no cc thus nothing much i can do about it.

Whats the reason solid white were not clear coated?

because the paints are made differently. never tried to ask whether you can clear a solid white or not. most probably the clear wont stick on the solid white. That is why when repainting car always ask for 2k white with hard clear. Very much easier to take care. Solid paint also is cheap as the technology is very old.

To make you feel better my solid white also got a stain which has permanently set into the paint which cannot be removed.

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 07:49 AM

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Yup, 2k especially metallic paint color, the clear coat to protect the metallic particles which differs from solid type paint.

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 11:15 AM

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QUOTE (jonlsl @ Apr 18 2014, 04:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
because the paints are made differently. never tried to ask whether you can clear a solid white or not. most probably the clear wont stick on the solid white. That is why when repainting car always ask for 2k white with hard clear. Very much easier to take care. Solid paint also is cheap as the technology is very old.

To make you feel better my solid white also got a stain which has permanently set into the paint which cannot be removed.


Recently i bought those paint touch-up from Ezy Touch Up for this car. It came together with a bottle of clear coat. I havent use it yet though but i believe the clear should be able to stick on the white.

QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Apr 19 2014, 07:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yup, 2k especially metallic paint color, the clear coat to protect the metallic particles which differs from solid type paint.


Thanks smile_thumbup.gif