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      09-04-2012, 08:43 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by JoM3z View Post
I'm all about DIY and open to suggestions. I'd hate to wet sand it and forever damage the clear coat. At this point I'm willing to try anything that has a high probability of working LoL
Wet sanding is a bit extreme and would be required only if compounding & polishing didn't correct the etching. I'll walk you through the process.

Compounding --> polishing --> finishing

Compounding (removes 1500 grit etchings), polishing (removes 2500 grit etchings + swirling), and finishing (brings gloss back to the paint).

Polisher:

http://www.chemicalguys.com/porter_C...htm&Click=5104

COMPOUNDING:

http://www.chemicalguys.com/SearchRe...it=&Click=5104
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http://www.chemicalguys.com/HEX_LOGI...htm&Click=5104

POLISHING:

http://www.chemicalguys.com/v36_OPTI...htm&Click=5104
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http://www.chemicalguys.com/SCRATCH_...htm&Click=5104

FINISHING:

http://www.chemicalguys.com/V38_Opti...htm&Click=5104
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http://www.chemicalguys.com/POLISHIN...htm&Click=5104

If you do decide to go the DIY route, let me know and I'll go a bit more in-depth in the workflow.