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Old 07-23-2007, 10:56 PM   #1
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I used turtle wax rubbing compound the other day to get bird poop that was etched in my car wich worked realy good and did no damage but I don,t know much about this stuff so what would I put on may finish after using a mild or strong rubbing compound? wax? polish? or what and if I use that would IT be re sealing the clearcoat to where I could use the compound in the same place if needed
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A good coat of wax or polymer sealant will do the trick. If you have some stuff on hand, use that or pick up a fresh one at the store.

If you want to repolish the area, just use your paint polish or compound and don't worry about the wax as it will be removed during the polishing. You will need to reapply the wax when you are done compounding and polishing.
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Try not to use rubbing compound too much in the future. Does it look ok even in the sun? If you haven't tried yet, start with something gentler. If you buy off the shelf, any of the "swirl removers" or "polishes" made by Mothers, Meguiars, etc. would be a good start. Anything with "compound" in the name is scary, to me (even though the whole class of surface products could be considered compounds). Some of the "polishing compounds" can be more abrasive than you need.
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A good coat of wax or polymer sealant will do the trick. If you have some stuff on hand, use that or pick up a fresh one at the store.

If you want to repolish the area, just use your paint polish or compound and don't worry about the wax as it will be removed during the polishing. You will need to reapply the wax when you are done compounding and polishing.

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