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Hey just curious to know if this is possible to polish out I want to say this is oxidation on the clear coat. I wouldn’t know if there was a better way to explain it but when you run you’re finger across it it just as smooth as the paint so I know it’s not chipping or anything.

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2 hours ago, m1lkb0x said:

Hey just curious to know if this is possible to polish out I want to say this is oxidation on the clear coat. I wouldn’t know if there was a better way to explain it but when you run you’re finger across it it just as smooth as the paint so I know it’s not chipping or anything.

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Im not a professional but I had this same issue with my 93 RX7 and I was not able to polish it out. The surface was silky smooth after a few passes and there was no scratches on the surface but it still looked like this. Im pretty sure the issue is the paint under the clear coat.

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Looks like clear coat failure to me. Running your hand over it won't tell you that as it could still feel smooth, in my experience. If indeed it is, taking a polisher to it will only make matters worse, and only a repaint will fix it. I'll wait to see what others think. Adding @shane@detailedreflections, @mc2hill, @TheWolf to get their inputs...

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Oxidation usually has a rough feel to the touch. If it’s smooth, it makes me think something in the clearcoat or failure. 

 

If you have a repaint in the back of your mind, you have nothing to lose by attempting to polish it out and see what it does. Do a test spot and see what happens. Worst case is your worst case scenario comes true. 

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In looking at the Mustang I'm working that has clear coat failure, 

this does not look the same even comparing the untouched vs the test spots.   I linked in the discussion since there were several good discussion points and pictures included for comparison.  this particular car does have some similarities to both a Chrysler blue and Toyota blue that had paint failures I looked over the last year or so.

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