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Old 03-30-2012, 07:21 PM   #1
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Default Cleaning my z? Tiny bumps on paint.

I just purchased a 2005 ZR , Yellow, which looks great and runs great.

I gave it a good wash, and spent quite a bit of time cleaning it all up,
but if I rub my hand over the paint, it has tiny bumps on it, that I believe come off with my fingernail. It may have not been waxed or detailed in a while.
I have read the forum postings on how to detail the car, but I am afraid of ruining the paint.
Suggestions to bring the paint back to a smooth sleek look and feel again without any worry of causing harm?
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:11 PM   #2
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It might be tinny specs of tree sap.

Just use a clay bar. As long as you follow the instructions no harm will come.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:14 PM   #3
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Ok, I am just a bit scared of trying the clay bar technique. Haven't done it before, and don't want to mess things up.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:27 PM   #4
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Clay bar treatment. Trying to scrub the bumps off or scratching them with your fingernails will damage the paint quicker than anything.

Kneed the clay for a few minutes to soften it up, before using it. Fold it over frequently, for a fresh surface. Use Plenty of lubricant. Rewash the car and go over it with a good wax, and micro fiber towels.

Everything else is kaput.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:35 PM   #5
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Ok, I will give it a shot prozack, thanks for the help.
Do I wax after?
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Quote:
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Do I wax after?
Yes

Wash, clay, wash, wax, enjoy
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You think some fracking photos might be helpful.
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they say a picture is worth a thousand words...
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Just clayed my 08 that I got last week for the first time today. The paint feels like new.

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I tried to take pics , but its not something that shows up in a picture.
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Could be possible over spray from an accident it had.
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