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Technical Oxidized paint that sucked up wax... now what?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by DrivenDead, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. DrivenDead
    Joined: Apr 21, 2009
    Posts: 417


    Help! Tried to wax the car and as the car was drying I noticed the oxidized paint just sucked in the wax and looks white. Ideas on how to fix it? 20190610_213516.jpeg 20190610_213527~2.jpeg

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  2. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,910

    anthony myrick

    That paint looks dead
    Have you tried any mild abrasive compounds?
    Going to have to remove the oxidition
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  3. SS327
    Joined: Sep 11, 2017
    Posts: 443


    Time to break out the buffer and 3M heavy duty compound.

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  4. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 39,492


    TRY maybe..,.dawn or other dish washing soap first it does help remove wax. Good luck.
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  5. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,683


    Or mineral spirits maybe.
    Let me be the first to say "That'll buff Out"!:rolleyes:
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2019
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  6. Take it to a good detailer
    High speed cut n polish
    With high end materials will work
    Paint faided bad but can be brought back with the right stuff
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  7. john worden
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,726

    john worden
    from iowa

    Wax and grease remover should remove the wax.
    The finish may have deteriorated past the point of saving. Try color sand w/1500-2000 grit and buffing.
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  8. Where’s that infomercial from the junkyard and the guy waxed the worst faded screwed up cars into show cars?
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  9. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 5,677


    Used to wash with comet are bonami cleaners. Cut the oxidation and then polish.
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  10. tim troutman
    Joined: Aug 6, 2012
    Posts: 375

    tim troutman

    done a couple like that with ajax looked a lot better afterwards let us know what works or doesnt
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  12. That stuff is a joke. HRP

  13. I had the same issue with the dash and interior doors on my jalopy. I wanted to bring the original paint back from the dead, but didn't want it to turn into an ordeal. I tried using some of (my precious) Liquid Ebony, hoping it would cut didn't. A good friend left me some Ice liquid clay bar, so I tried it and man did it work good....amazingly good! It comes with an applicator pad, but because I was doing small areas I just squirted some on a soft cloth and wiped it on, rubbed it in a bit and buffed it off. This stuff did a great job, removed all the oxidation, brought the paint back to looking new and saved me a lot of work. I recommend trying it.
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  14. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 6,245

    A Boner

    Use cheap wax. Good wax is wax, cheap wax has cleaners and wax.
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  15. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
    Posts: 1,784


    Usta be some stuff called Car Skin. Liquid............wipe it on....wait for it to haze....wipe off and it was down to the "good paint"! It was amazing. Been awhile but check with Poop Boyz or one of the others.
    Amazing stuff
  16. B1gDaddy
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
    Posts: 266

    from aladambama

    STOP !

    Google "mike Phillips meguiars number 7 Lincoln "

    Pay attention, the guy is a master. You need to moisturize the paint first with no 7. Start with little to no abraisive first, then if necessary you can get more aggressive. Everyone here, even the old masters can learn from mike Phillips . He is the paint boss ! It works, just do it
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  17. classiccarjack
    Joined: Jun 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,460


    I have a OLD bottle of that stuff here somewhere... Probably a rock hard substance by now... LOL

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  18. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 5,899


    Funny, I remember getting good results from "Nu Finish" back in the day. I got onto it from an article in "Consumer's Reports" where it was the highest rated polish they tested. I use a more sophisticated method these days (clay bar, quick detailer, and Meguiars's #7), but "Nu Finish" worked great for daily drivers. A change in formulation maybe?
  19. okiedokie
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 4,374

    from Ok

    I had a similar experience with an every day ot car years ago. Went back later and just used a polish ( and lots of elbow grease ) on the chalky paint and it came out fine. Might try it.
  20. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,910

    anthony myrick

  21. 'Back in the day', the go-to stuff was Turtle wax 'ColorBak' followed by a good wax job. I had a '56 Ford with paint so oxidized that just dragging your fingers on it would leave color of your fingers. That stuff brought it back pretty good, but you had to keep wax on it.

    And I'm another guy that's had good luck with 'NuFinish'. Pretty much the same results as above, except it didn't last a year, more like six months, but I suspect that had more to do with the paint. As it's a one-step process, it's easier to apply.

    Both require large quantities of elbow grease...

    I'm hesitant to get more aggressive as that's an easy way to end up with 'patina' (primer showing..).
  22. southcross2631
    Joined: Jan 20, 2013
    Posts: 4,414


    Better call Maaco. They can make it shine again.
  23. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,294


    Used NuFinish many times on daily's that never get the TLC they deserve. No complaints. Lasts decent & cheap.
  24. J'st Wandering
    Joined: Jan 28, 2004
    Posts: 1,772

    J'st Wandering

    I use this polish. Works for me. The "No rubbing, no buffing" is a stretch but for polish, it is ok. I have not found any polish that doesn't take a little elbow grease.
  25. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,260


    I used to use Nu Finish on ot daily drivers. Wipe on-wipe off. Worked pretty good for the price.
  26. Roger O'Dell
    Joined: Jan 21, 2008
    Posts: 1,143

    Roger O'Dell

    Now I use a detailed, younger days Blue Coral
  27. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,483

    0NE BAD 51 MERC

    No such thing as Mechanic in can or new paint in a bottle. Dead paint is dead paint. Current products are water base , not petroleum base like in the old days. even with a lot of hard work you do bring back a shine it won't last. It needs a strip and repaint period! Larry
  28. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 4,364


    Isn't that what the Karate Kid used? (Danielsun)
  29. stubbsrodandcustom
    Joined: Dec 28, 2010
    Posts: 1,535

    from Spring tx

    Oxidized paint, I would wet sand the offender areas with 1000 grit to start, then step up to 1500 grit and then 2000... After that get some compound and start the buffing process... Followed up by Polish, then finished with 2 coats of wax... I wouldn't worry about the wax that the ox. sucked up... It will wet sand out for sure. But this is the way I have corrected a few that were almost too bad to save... Best part on a good single stage paint job you have some meat to work with, 2 stage, not so much.
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