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  1. 2 points
    RayS

    Hood streaks with every product

    Based on having more than one place where you have a clear coat failure, I would recommend have the entire vehicle repainted. It is really the only way to ensure you won't end up with another failed area in the near future. In addition, trying to get a partial repaint to fully match it nearly impossible since they will fade at different rates.
  2. 2 points
    RayS

    Dads Against Daughters Dating

    My wife and I met when we were both in the Service, US Coast Guard. She's of French-German decent and a Catholic and I'm English-Welch and not of a Catholic, we've made it 38 years and counting. There is only one firm rule in the house, don't walk between her and the TV when the Packers are playing, everything else can be forgiven. We have two daughters, both are married to good guys. All the guys they dated always knew exactly where they stood from day one. You hurt my daughter, I hurt you. Nothing more was needed to be said, there were no threats, just that the one fact. My wife I were always known as the cool parents, they girls could have parties at house. Even their friends could have parties are our house if their parents said it was ok. Keep the noise at a reasonable level, respect the house rules and no alcohol or drugs and cleanup afterwards. I still remember a student asking me if I'd call their parents if they every brought alcohol or drugs to my house. I calmly told him that I would not call his parents, I'd just call the sheriff let them deal with a minor in possession. Treat the parents with respect, be polite and treat their daughter right and they'll welcome you with open arms, just give them some time too get to know you.
  3. 1 point
    jswhite

    Hood streaks with every product

    Yes but it was in direct sunlight. I need to pull it into the garage so I a can show it under the same lighting as the previous pics. I'll probably do that today.
  4. 1 point
    jswhite

    Hood streaks with every product

    Thanks for the advice. You are probably right but this is an 8 year old car with 150,000 miles on it. The second body shop guy very quickly said the front door was a bad repaint job. I bought the car used in 2015 and it had a clear CarFax... This might also explain the hood. The rest of the car looks pretty good given the age of the car; the body shop guy even commented on it.
  5. 1 point
    jswhite

    Hood streaks with every product

    Took it to a couple of body shops to look at the hood and the driver's side door (major clear coat failure). The first body shop said they wouldn't touch it because taking the door handle off would trigger the car alarm and only the Land Rover dealer (Its a 2011 and the closest is 2 hours away) could reset it. I asked couldn't they just tape it off and he said no way. I took that as code for he doesn't want to mess with it at all (lazy). I took it to another local paint shop. They quoted $1,000 and 5 days to do both. I asked him about the door handle issue and he looked at me funny and said, "We would just tape it off..." like it was no big deal. I chuckled. The door looks awful so I have to do something. I was concerned that polishing it would make the clear coat damage worse. Now knowing that I have a repaint of the hood and door in my future, I took @falcaineer's advice and polished the hood with Finishing Polish. It definitely made a difference. The clear coat damage is still there, the swirls are still there but the mottled haziness on the hood went away. I threw a coat of paint sealant (by hand - don't have that pad yet) on there and it did not streak as it did previously. All in all, it looks much much better plus I got in some practice with the polisher! I'm thinking that the haziness was a mix of oxidation and clear coat failure. Polishing just knocked out the oxidation. I might go back and hit it with Correcting Polish to see if it improves it even more and to get some more "risk free" practice. Thanks again for all the advice!
  6. 1 point
    GXPaycheck

    Drying aid

    I’ve haven’t seen a coated car that water doesn’t slide off of. Using a pooling rinse will help as it leaves less water on the car to start.
  7. 1 point
    falcaineer

    Dads Against Daughters Dating

    To all dads out there with daughters: Been spending a lot of time with my girls over the Christmas break, and one just showed me this video. The girl's reaction is priceless. Made me laugh, but also made me think...50 may still be too early! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZsYy0wYBBA P.S. Is there a way embed the video?
  8. 1 point
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  9. 1 point
    falcaineer

    Hood streaks with every product

    I mention Revive because it's least aggressive and a paint cleaner, so if it helps it could indicate oxidation vs. something worse like clear coat failure. I recommend you take it to a local paint shop and see what they say. I had the same thing happen to me, took it to a paint shop, and discovered it was indeed clear coat failure (also on a black car). I wound up selling the car before taking additional measures (note: a repaint isn't necessarily what led me to sell it, but it did weigh into the equation). If you move forward without the paint shop, and you're prepared financially for a repaint, you could bust out the polisher and see what happens. Start with Finishing Polish, if available, and work your way up. Just understand when you polish you're removing clear coat, so if it is failing, you're expediting that process and could even burn the rest of the way through.
  10. 1 point
    GXPaycheck

    Dads Against Daughters Dating

    When you have a boy you only have to worry about one of them. When you have a girl, you have to worry about ALL of them (boys, that is).
  11. 1 point
    Rich

    Dads Against Daughters Dating

    They're our "little girls" forever. I hated it when mine started dating. Fortunately (or not) she only dated 2 guys. One was her high school crush for 2 years, and then she met her future husband senior year of high school. He was the older brother of her prom date. I made sure she waited until she got out of college before getting married, so she finished up in 3 1/2 years with a double major in criminal justice and political science, magna cum laude, and even studied in Germany. She finished school in January of 02 and got married in July of 02. 14 years married, 2 kids, full time government job. I'm more than a little bit of a proud daddy. And then there are sons.
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