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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-25-2010, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
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renewing tired paint

i have a 1990 thunderbird sc, its all black, original paint and it is tired. its shines pretty good still but when you look at it you dont get a clear reflection in it anymore.. i dont know really how to descride it but it doent have a clear shine it has a roughness to the shine
heres the only pic i have that you can see the roughness to the shine.. it also highlights the lovely scratch i touched up... i have touch up paint



what would be the best way to bring back the deep dark shine it used to have

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Machine polish it. You could simply throw a coat of wax on it, but that won't last. Polishing it will provide a much better looking, longer lasting result.

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the picture is after a good wash wax.
im pretty handy with a buffer maybe i can get my hands on one, mine crapped out

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Got any pics of the whole car??? I love super coupes!!

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If you really want it too shine find someone who really knows what they are doing and have them 2000-2500 grit wetsand and then buff the whole car.
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If you really want it too shine find someone who really knows what they are doing and have them 2000-2500 grit wetsand and then buff the whole car.
i thought about doing that but im conserned there might not be much clear left on it because we bought it from a woman who had if detailed and buffed at the dealer about monthly and they didnt do a very good job

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Got any pics of the whole car??? I love super coupes!!
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Machine buffing and wetsanding both cut the clear. If the lady did have it detailed every month, I highly doubt it was buffed every month. If so it would be down to primer if she did it once a month for 19 years lol. I would also start with 2500 grit and wet-sand. If you have never done this before, you might want to have someone show you who knows how, or have it done. Then buff and wax.

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have you tryed any of the 3m products i have used some of there compounds and glaze then wax it doce wonders for a paint job.

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