From digest.v7.n6 Fri Jul 25 07:01:18 1997
From: "Dave Douglass" <ddouglass_at_iquest.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 1997 19:32:56 -0500
Subject: that nasty hood stain....
When we last left our hero, he was agonizing over a nasty hood stain.....
VICTORY!! For those of you interested, here's the process I used.
NOTE: Apologies to my paint and to Paul Michael Brown, who suggested a
product by 3m called "fine cut rubbing compound". I only now realize that I
mis-read his post to me. I missed this part and saw that he mentioned the
hand glaze. I think that this product would have taken care of the problem,
without the need to remove the damage to the clear coat!! NOW YOU REMEMBER
HD cleanse: Some help, but did not totally remove the spot.
3m Imperial hand glaze: No effect
Cleanz Easy (Dupont) No Effect
MeGugire's cleaner wax No Effect
<SIGH> Polishing compound. After 3 (!) applications, the spots were gone.
However, I now had noticeable scratches in the paint
Back to 3m Imperial Hand Glaze. Again, 3 applications was the magic number.
After the first use, I had to look very hard to notice the scratch marks.
So I applied again, and this time had to really search for any trace of a
scratch, but I did find some if the light was just right. So, I applied
another application and I am no longer able to see anything but a crisp
Now back to the Zymol Cool Carbon......
Ooh yeah, still backing Phil and the American way
o/______\o Dave Douglass
(oo=00=oo) '84 533i
------ Metric Mechanic 3.7
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