- Any car industry (dealer types) on here? Marked paint work …
We recently had our wheels balanced at the local dealer – they were the cheapest around.
All was fine but we’ve noticed that in a couple of places on one side of the car you can see fingerprint/hand marks.
On close inspection they look like glove marks.
Where the affected areas are the paint (metallic) has dulled and has been left with a whitish mark.
I’ve thoroughly cleaned the areas and whilst wet the marks vanish but re appear when dry.
I’m not looking for recourse against the dealer just how best to remedy the situation and get an understanding of what caused it!
All help much appreciated 🙂Posted 4 years agohot_fiatSubscriber
Could it be the mechanic had brake fluid on their gloves?
I wouldn’t use a rubbing compound just yet: a bit like using bolt droppers to trim a cable end.
I’d try, in this order:Posted 4 years ago
A good car wash
Pampers baby wipes (yes, really)
Auto glym super resin polish. Use lots on the area and rub it in with a really soft cloth. The cloth should just start to take on the colour of the paint. At that point, wipe it nearly clean and let it dry. Then polish it back with a soft dry cloth.
A very gentle compound like maguires non abrasive colour restorer)
A more abrasive compound like autoglym paint renovator (read instructions carefully -you’re now starting to really eat into the top coat, have you considered asking someone like dentmaster?)
T-cut (ok, so now you need to know what you’re doing)
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