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Old 08-27-2011, 07:50 PM
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Any idea what I need to do here?

So I decided to remove the pin-striping from my Jeep earlier today - I guess its been there since the Jeep was built, I don't know. It was a pain in the ass to remove, but I finally got it all off.

I then used some hot water mixed with baby shampoo to remove the leftover adhesive from the pin-striping. I used this mixture on a microfiber cloth to rub the adhesive off.

So then I pull the Jeep out of the garage to wash it, and that's when I notice it...

There is now a horrible cloudy, scratchy, scuffing surrounding the area where the pin-striping used to be. It looks like my microfiber cloth scratched the shit out of my paint!

Anyways, I have tried scratch remover, rubbing compounds, wax remover, adhesive remover, bug & tar remover, spray wax, hot soapy water, even alcohol, and I cannot get it to come off. In fact, I made an area look even worse by creating a large cloudy area that i can't seem to get off either.

Is this something I can take to a detailer and have it buffed out?

I will add pictures tomorrow - it was too dark to take a good picture once I finally gave up.

Be advised, I have no idea how to use compounds or waxes or anything, so I may have used the stuff incorrectly, or created a worse problem, who knows. My idea of washing a car is running it through the car wash.


Any kind of advise would be great here. The Jeep looks great without the pin-striping, but once you hit that certain angle... yikes!

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Old 08-27-2011, 08:26 PM
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Ouch, but I'm sure you'll be able to buff it out!!! Gl n let us know!
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:54 PM
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Re: Any idea what I need to do here?

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I wouldn't take it to the dealer, but it should buff out with no problems. It may need to be wet sanded then buffed. Any competent paint shop or body shop could do it for you. Mite as well have them wet sand and buff the whole thing and get rid of the factory orange peel.
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Re: Any idea what I need to do here?

As you can see, there is a clean line where the pin-striping was, and it is surrounded by cloudy scuffing where I cleaned the adhesive off.











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Re: Any idea what I need to do here?

look like some light scratches. probably from dirt stuck on the microfiber towel. Do you have Meguiars Ultimate Compound? Try some on that, works best if you have a DA/PC
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Re: Any idea what I need to do here?

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look like some light scratches. probably from dirt stuck on the microfiber towel. Do you have Meguiars Ultimate Compound? Try some on that, works best if you have a DA/PC
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Be advised, I have no idea how to use compounds or waxes or anything
I will go buy some of the Meguiar's Ultimate Compound, but I have no idea what a DA/PC is.
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Re: Any idea what I need to do here?

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I wouldn't take it to the dealer
Was never going to take it to a dealer.

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Is this something I can take to a detailer and have it buffed out?
I was hoping an experienced car detailer could remove the scratches.
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Re: Any idea what I need to do here?

Looks as if it can be buffed.
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Re: Any idea what I need to do here?

So.. should I go buy some of that Meguiars compound and a buffer, or take it to someone who knows what they're doing? I don't want to screw it up any further. I've heard some nightmare stories about what bad buffing can do to paint.
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Re: Any idea what I need to do here?

I'd take it some where. I hear there is a serious technique when it comes to using a buffer.
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Re: Any idea what I need to do here?

Go ahead and have the whole thing buffed. Get a full paint service.
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