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What to use to buff a hood?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Gus68, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. Gus68
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
    Posts: 428

    from Minnesota

    Hey!!! I'm more of a mechanic type of guy than a body type of guy, so sorry if this sounds a little stupid. Anyway, my kid has an OT car that had been sitting outside for quite a few years. The paint is black and cleaned up pretty good, but the hood is kinda whiteish/chalky looking. I bought a buffer wheel from my neighbor buddy but I don't know what type of compound to use. I think it will turn out OK, I took a little wax on a rag with my finger and rubbed the hell out of one little corner and it started to look better so id just like to try to buff it.
  2. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,151


    3M 06068 polish is good. Stay off sharp edges. Use plenty of clean fiber towels. Follow with cleaner wax or a quality glaze. Top w/ straight carnauba or Wizard Sealnt (sealant last's months not weeks) two coat minimum.
  3. Francisco Plumbero
    Joined: May 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,531

    Francisco Plumbero
    from il.

    Use Slammed's avatar sittin on the hood for about 5 minutes..:D
  4. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,151


    Spit shine w/ that behind!

  5. oldsman41
    Joined: Jun 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,541


    go to a good auto paint dealer and ask them. most deal in several kinds of products. i prefer 3 m products myself.
  6. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,633

    from Chino, Ca

    just watch out for dingleberries:D
  7. 2racer
    Joined: Sep 1, 2011
    Posts: 960


    this works good, wax after...
  8. ihv800
    Joined: Aug 2, 2013
    Posts: 7

    from Colorado

    3m has a 3 step system, it's a rubbing compound I like to use with a wool pad, a machine polish with a foam pad, and a ultra-fine with an orbital. I'm not certain of the numbers. Always run your buffer so the pad spins off the edges, and as a general rule use the least aggressive products to get the job done. That will lessen your chances of burning through!

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  9. If it's base coat/clear coat and the clear has failed, you're SOL
  10. Go to to watch a great training video on the Perfect it paint finishing system

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