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    Oxidation - exterior Restoration

    My 5er has been standing out in the sun and rain for the last 5 years, and the exterior has gone white and dull from oxidation.

    Any suggestions as to restore is to a somewhat new look with a shine ?

    Tried wash and wax, had it flayed a few years ago, but that did not help much.

    So how are you guys restoring the exterior

    Gavin


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    Re: Oxidation - exterior Restoration

    You can buff it out with different compounds.
    I know at lazydays in tampa florida they have a crew that dose just that. Quite the transformation. Not sure of the cost. I see your in Saint Augustine so it would be a couple hours drive. When I had my RV FLEX ARMOR roof put on my acs became so quiet

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    My 2013 was going dull too and “wax” would no longer polish it up. I got some 80 grit liquid polishing compound and a buffer and did 1/4 of it every day then waxed it right after and it now shines again. Had to hit a few spots twice.
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    Re: Oxidation - exterior Restoration

    Several years ago, several people used a product called Barkeeper's Friend to polish out the oxidation and then used a paste wax (floor wax as I recall). This restored a shine and lasted a couple of years. Again, going off memory, I remember it was very labor intensive and a lot of work but the results were very nice.
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    Re: Oxidation - exterior Restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by gslabbert5119 View Post
    My 5er has been standing out in the sun and rain for the last 5 years, and the exterior has gone white and dull from oxidation.

    Any suggestions as to restore is to a somewhat new look with a shine ?

    Tried wash and wax, had it flayed a few years ago, but that did not help much.

    So how are you guys restoring the exterior

    Gavin


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    I did similar to what Gary did. It’s the only way to cut through the dead finish.

    Using Meguiar’s liquid polishing compound and applying it with a buffer/polishing machine using a 1” or thicker wool pad gets great results. It’s not easy and it is time consuming, but committing to sections at a time brings out the deep shine. It completely eats all the chalking and dead paint finish away. You have to use a polisher at medium speed and not a random orbital polisher.

    After doing each section, I use Nu Finish “once a year” car polish to make the shine last longer.
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    Re: Oxidation - exterior Restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by Flick View Post
    I did similar to what Gary did. It’s the only way to cut through the dead finish.

    Using Meguiar’s liquid polishing compound and applying it with a buffer/polishing machine using a 1” or thicker wool pad gets great results. It’s not easy and it is time consuming, but committing to sections at a time brings out the deep shine. It completely eats all the chalking and dead paint finish away. You have to use a polisher at medium speed and not a random orbital polisher.

    After doing each section, I use Nu Finish “once a year” car polish to make the shine last longer.
    Thanks, seems that I have some serious ex revise in my future.


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