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Discussion in 'FX (03-08) - Interior & Exterior' started by brown_fv, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. brown_fv

    brown_fv Premium Member Premium

    well my sister took my FX to her storage today because i took her car to get serviced. i came home and saw somewhat deep scratches and scuffs on the bumper where the hatch is. her response was "oh that sucks". at this point i wished i had a brother so i could punch him in the face.

    anyways when i glide my fingers over the scratches i can feel depth. if they have gotten into the clear coat and not through them could i still use products like scratchx and that nu finish doctor stuff? if it is completly through the clear coat will it require paint/collision work or can i still use the scratchx stuff?

    i told my mom about it because theres no way in hell i am going to pay out of my own pocket to fix this and her response was "why do we even have a trunk then". once again at this point i wish i was talking to somebody where some physical force could be applied.


    btw, i apologize if im being an asshole my day has just been a complete wreck.

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  2. wasabiz45

    wasabiz45 Member

    We use Menzerna IP and FPII with a UDM (like a porter cable but better), after a wash/claybar/wash.
    My friend did this process on his wife's altima (from our chicagoZ forum)

    a section of the hood was taped off to show differences.
    View attachment 117590

    Now the trunk. The swirls and oxidation were out of control. The car has been covered in salt forever it seems. We had no idea it was this bad. also keep in mind the car was washed twice and clayed and this is what it looked like.

    trunk before
    View attachment 117593
    trunk after
    View attachment 117596
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2008
  3. Keemo

    Keemo Premium Member Premium

    That stuff looks like it works really well.

    Where do you get it from?
  4. OP

    brown_fv Premium Member Premium

    IMO that was a very nice correction. I often find Menzerna to be quite costly...the last stuff i picked up was some Optimum hyper compound and Optimum poli-seal. it did a great job, although i havent detailed the car since then (probably 5 months) and havent even washed my FX since november so im due for another detail soon.
  5. wasabiz45

    wasabiz45 Member

    items used:

    Dawn dish soap
    Claybar (mothers/zaino either one)
    Zaino car wash soap

    UDM polisher tool
    Menzerna IP (w/mild cutting pad)
    Menzerna FPII (w/polish pad)

    Zaino Z5 w/zfx
    Zaino Z6 spray