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Old 8th January 2009
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Hello, Recently there is a growing annoyance of my 9000 aero, my bonnet, i was just wondering if a cut and polish would bring a real shine and sparkle out? or do i need to get the bonnet re-sprayed?

(pictures): http://gs83.photobucket.com/groups/j300/CYMN8SR5SJ/

P.S Is mopping the same thing as a cut and polish?\

This is just really annoying me.

Thanks.

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that will wake up...work it by hand first with some good wax (i like black magic or 3M show car finish----whatever your choice) before you put a cut type wax or a buffer on it you don't want to cut swirls in it, you'll never get them out...but for sure it can be saved
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Yeah iv taken care of worse, i think a good hand polish would do it, i dont think you need to cut it, some turtles rubbing compound with a micro-fiber towel should be good
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to get it to shine hand buff it with some Nu finish scratch doctor then apply a coat of good quality carnuba wax and enjoy seeing your smile on that bonnet.
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The idea is progressive abrasives. Start with a mild abrasive and move progressively up to a more aggressive abarsive until one works. I would start with Turtle wax (or equivalent) polishing compound. If that doesn't work go to rubbing compound, followed by polishing compound. If that doesn't work, go to 2000 grit wet sandpaper, yes sandpaper, rubbing coumpound,polish.

If that doesn't work, time to repaint.
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wow sandpaper?? After that he'd definitely need a paint job. The idea here is to try restore the paint not peel it off.
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Yeah, havent you heard?Ppl sometimes use very fine sandpaper to make the paint smoothe, and then polish it(makes it very shiney)
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wow sandpaper?? After that he'd definitely need a paint job. The idea here is to try restore the paint not peel it off.
Part of any very good quality paint job ($3000+) is to wet sand the new paint. New paint always has some imperfections, usually slight orange peel, and the only way to get a perfectly smooth mirror finish is to wet sand.
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Part of any very good quality paint job ($3000+) is to wet sand the new paint. New paint always has some imperfections, usually slight orange peel, and the only way to get a perfectly smooth mirror finish is to wet sand.
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Yeah, havent you heard?Ppl sometimes use very fine sandpaper to make the paint smoothe, and then polish it(makes it very shiney)
My bad, i didn't realize that the picture he showed us of his vehicle was of a $3000+ paint job. You guys are very perceptive.

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To damage paint with 2000 grit paper, you either need to be at it for a LONG time or really have no clue what you're doing.

I did some paint work on my hood (bonnet) leading edge, took some 2000 grit paper to wet sand it smooth, then used "Meguiar's Deep Crystal System 3 step" Paint cleaner Step 1 (mild abrasive) and then polish Step 2, then later waxed it using my preference in wax.

I believe your paint is black, and has no clear coat since it is a solid color.

You'd really be surprised what people do to finishes that looks REALLY BAD but yet when they finish the steps of whichever products they use, you can't even tell any damage was there. Just do a search on exotic paint touchups, you'll see scratches disappear from cars worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. They wet sand, abrade and polish too.
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