Anyways, spent this week working on some paint corrections. Learned to do this stuff at work. Surprisingly enjoyable. Got most of the scratches out of the car. Also worked on removing tire sling. This stuff is horrible, and tire shine really should be outlawed, at least the liquid solvent kind. Do others a favor and quit using it on your tires. They don't appreciate getting bits of rubber harder than diamond on their paint. Use the gel that doesn't dissolve your sidewall.
1st Big area to be sanded (1500, 3000) and them compounded using 3m compound and 3m orange pad.
Sanded with 1500 and 3000.
Compounded it out. No more scratches.
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There were 3 more areas like this where it looked like someone use a pot scrubber to clean the car. Got all of them fixed.
Tire sling, you can tell I spend most of my time in the fast lane. Probably 150-200 of these black specs on the passenger door, fender, and side of the hood. Less than 20 total on the driver's side.
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I tried several methods to get rid of this stuff. I found Turtle wax bug and tar remover to be the best method. Just remember to let it set up for at least a minute, then lots of elbow grease. Doesn't hurt to clay bar the panel afterwards.
Not pictured. I was working the trunk area, and ended up get some sort of seed caught in my microfiber towel without noticing it, and scratched the **** out of the trunk. Ended up sanding through clear trying to get it out. So much rage. Decided I am gonna use some 3M Di-Noc CF pattern and wrap the trunk lid and spoiler until I get ready to paint the entire car.
Don't have time to fix the rest of the pics to work on this forum before work. Will fix them tomorrow when I get home.
Actually forget about, with the page tearing issues and the new image manager on this forum, I think I will just host my build thread only on DSMpurity.com and the mazdaspeed miata forum. Site is just to aggravating to view on my pc.