Paint/clearcoat woes

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Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Exterior including Body and Wheels Discussion, Paint/clearcoat woes in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; My Caddy's paint is just getting horrible. Fine scratches, waterspots, spots seemed to have been from nuclear bird crap, etc. ...
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    VinnyT is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 1998 Deville
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    Paint/clearcoat woes

    My Caddy's paint is just getting horrible. Fine scratches, waterspots, spots seemed to have been from nuclear bird crap, etc. Yes, I have used cleaner wax, clay bar, almost everything short of compound. Any GOOD products to help revive the paint? I want her gleaming again.

    Thanks all! V.

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    turbomangt is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: Paint/clearcoat woes

    VinnyT, from you describe, you will never bring that finish back my hand. I can tell you what I would do, but if you don't have access (or experience) using a DAbuffer, you won't enhance the look. first thing would be a hand wash and clay bar treatment, this will get all the surface contaminants off. Then I would use a DeWalt DA buffer with a yellow cutting pad and some Med-Heavy compound (which I don't sell, by choice) with the machine on med-high setting I would work the product into the finish, This process will remove many of the scratches and blemishes, next I would switch to a polishing pad, and a ligher compound. this will even out the finish nicely. Next I would use a polish to bring out the shine and debt. finally I would apply my paint seal. If you PM me I will give you more details if you like, its better getting me here Gary

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