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# 181049 30-Sep-2015 14:43
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I recently bought a 2003 Diamante. The car looks nice and is in very tidy condition. The only problem is the spoiler. For some reason the paint on this is fairly badly oxidised though the rest of the car looks fine. I asked a professional groomer about it while having the car cleaned but he said it is beyond help and can only be fixed by repainting. There are lots of products that claim to magically bring paint back to life but I am fairly sceptical and I don't want to spend tons of money trying things out. Does anyone know a good hack for this kind of situation?

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  # 1397387 30-Sep-2015 14:58
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Just get the paint and do it yourself. Get really fine sand paper, the right color paint, and the clear coat. I did it for my 2003 car's wing mirrors, worked great. Take it off the car of course, painting makes a mess.

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  # 1397754 1-Oct-2015 08:07
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A lot of the "magical" things you see advertised can only handle very shallow clear coat finish issues, not actual damage to the paint.  You could try a cutting compound to a discrete area first and see if it makes it better or worse.  Cutting compounds work by cutting the top layer of paint off, and as long as the paint is thick enough you'll be left with nicer looking paint underneath.  If you do decide to use cutting compound use it sparingly.

But if a professional groomer has already said the paint has gone too far I don't like your chances.

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