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Clean up tips and grill paint

Well my '97's paint is showing the signs of 200k miles and sitting outside everyday of its life. When I wash it, if you get close you can see the paint is still dirty. Does anyone have some suggestions on the best way to get the paint cleaned up?
Also my front grill is getting really faded in the slats between the chrome. Does anyone have any tips on how to prep and paint it, and what paint to use?
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Use a clay bar on your paint they work awesome. You can go to your local auto body supply and get any color paint mixed up in an aerosol can (make sure it is good for plastic application) then just scotchbrite your grill and clean it well before painting it. Good Luck

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clay bar definitely the way to go for your paint...it will smooth it right out
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clay bar definitely the way to go for your paint...it will smooth it right out

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Will that get rid of the dirt that seems to be soaked into the paint too?

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Clay bar works great, the first time you do it it takes awhile, but after that you can clay it pretty quick. Just understand it's going to make scratching noises and you'll think you're ruining your paint.

Clay a section and then feel it compared to the rest of your paint.......smooth as glass.

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Where can you get the clay bar? Is it actually called "paint clay"
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No, its called clay bar. Get everything you need here. Thats where i get everything. Great products

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cool thanks. I meant to say paint clay bar lol

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