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#2 of 85 Acura 2006 paint problems...
May 23, 2006 (1:28 pm)
I bought an Acura 2006 3 months ago. The exterior color is black. Very nice looking car.
The problem is that I had some bird droppings on the hood of the car. I washed it like a day or two later and I got this haze of the bird dropping that looks like it is under the clear coat. I tried bug/tar remover. I tried a scratchy sponge (bad idea), polishing compound. I can still see a faint outline of the bug droppings now I have scratches.
I tried scratch remover and I can still see scratchs...very frustrating.
I purchased Zaino Z5 for the scratches...but haven't used it yet.
Does anyone have any ideas to get the faint (looks cloudy remains) of the bird dropping stain and to remove the scratches?
Thank you so much. I am very frustrated!
#3 of 85 Re: Acura 2006 paint problems... [tomziegler]
May 24, 2006 (7:34 am)
I'm not sure how bad is your case, couple of weeks ago, there's a scratch on my fender due to bouncing stone, I used the megauiar scratch remover but still see a little scratch, then someone helped me sand down a little on the clear coat (2000 grit) and then bluff it back with 3M finesse; now it likes new and I just wax it over the weekend. (mine is royal blue, so quite easy to see scratches)
You may want to check out this link:
#4 of 85 Re: Acura 2006 paint problems... [hky]
May 28, 2006 (6:54 pm)
Thank you very much for the link and help. Can you give me more details on this 3M finesse? There are many types out there from a machine version to a finishing material..which one did you use and should I get? Do you apply it by hand and have to buff it out with a buffer? Thanks again!
#5 of 85 Re: Acura 2006 paint problems... [tomziegler]
May 29, 2006 (7:28 pm)
It is finesse-it II finish material, I think they are just different sizes. Since my scratch was wet sanded, it can only be buffed back using the machine polisher. You may want to check with some local shop who do auto detailing or paintless dent repair, they may be able to help you for a small fee.
#6 of 85 Re: Acura 2006 paint problems... [tomziegler]
Aug 01, 2006 (11:26 am)
tomziegler: You have my sympathy over bird droppings. I have had the same problem, and the only thing that has improved the condition (partially) has been repeated applications of Zaino. Use both the polish and the wash additive. After six months, I still have a faint residual shadow, but it seems to be disappearing gradually. Caution: avoid using abrasives of any sort; they usually create more problems than they solve.
#8 of 85 Paint/Simoniz Problems---NightHawk Black Pearl
Jul 31, 2006 (9:48 am)
I have a 2005 Acura TL, NightHawk Black Pearl exterior (purchased April 2005). I got the Simoniz option on the exterior. A few months after I had my TL I noticed 2 spots on my hood about the size of a quarter, and 1 spot on my rear deck/trunk lid. These spots look like stains on the paint surface kinda like marks left by water...a clear noticable spot. This really ticked me off b/c I regularly wash my car and never "let it go" The Simoniz comes w/5 year warranty so the dealership repaired these 3 spots for me at no charge. Well, here it is about a year or so later and I have another one of these spots on my hood, my rear deck/trunk lid, and below each headlight (multiple spots/blotches below each headlight!)
I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem????
I am thinking it's an application issue, rather than a malfunction on Simoniz's part because my Dad spoke w/the Vice-President of Simoniz. The place where my dad works p/t supplies car wash products to car washes throughout the U.S. (Kleen-Rite Corp. in Columbia, PA) and from time to time the V.P. of Simoniz stops at Kleen-Rite. My Dad spoke to him about my problem approx. 2 weeks ago and he said that it sounds like the bodyshop did not clean/prep my car surface properly before applying the Simoniz!
Anyway, I have to get these spots repaired. I would appreciate any feedback...Thanks!
#9 of 85 Re: Paint/Simoniz Problems---NightHawk Black Pearl [justinsblacktl]
Sep 24, 2006 (1:25 pm)
I have the same problem. I have not had any simonizing. I believe it is a defect in the paint, but Acura is telling me that it is from bird droppings.
I also have the same problem on Honda civic wuith the same paint Black Pearl