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cleaning paint
trashline Offline
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#1
i read the tech article but is was very brief on the use of a rubing compound. i have a meduim fine rubbing compound from napa and the paint on the tbird could use something before a waxing. i want to use this compound but im not sure how to use it should i just use it by hand? bc i dont want to use a power tool and burn the paint. and how do i clean it off bc it seems to put a fiom on the car. (i tried it on my girlfriends car first). thanks guys

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1966 mustang
1988 tbird
Brian

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Ryan H Offline
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#2
...Did you try reading the directions on the container?
'88 TC Smile Walbro 255HP, Stinger FMIC, PIT BOV, Pro 5.0, Kirban, RR cam, FRPP strut tower brace, T3
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tps87turbo Offline
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#3
Depending on how bad the paint is, I would first try a clay bar system. If that doesn't work, then the compoung you have will be needed. The problem for you is that it really cannot be applied by hand, it should be done with a polishing wheel as you need the revs to work the material into the paint to clean it up. A polisher only burns the paint if the revs are too fast. Thats why I use mine on the lowest setting & take my time.

You may want to take it and have it professionaly done if its that bad.

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trashline Offline
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#4
that was another option. i read that you should start with a not so abrasive material first as to not mess it up. but i think i should take it somewhere.

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1966 mustang
1988 tbird
Brian

www.BCPCustom.com

06 Cobalt SS
66 mustang 289 C4 handfully modded

Stingers IC install and tbird photos
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Qwertys Offline
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#5
I did my whole car by hand with the rubbing compound. took 10 hours. a power tool will suffice but only use fine grit.
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'88 TC Kirban AFPR, Autometer Boost, FP and A/R Gauge, 8.8 to 4.10 rear, Walboro 255lph Fuel pump, Garrett GT3071R T3/T4 Dual Ball bearing Turbo, Custom AWIC.
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trashline Offline
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#6
how did it turn out? how did you do it? what did you use?

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1966 mustang
1988 tbird
Brian

www.BCPCustom.com

06 Cobalt SS
66 mustang 289 C4 handfully modded

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Ryan H Offline
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#7
http://www.meguiars.com/video/

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