Dealing With Heavy Oxidisation
The car was now ready for a paint enhancement. Why not a full correction and all the works? Well, with the car showing signs of having a refresh in the past and a couple of niggly bits from where it had been stored, a full correction would not only be impossible but not safe or sensible. I went around the car and measured the paint on every surface and in some places, the paint was a bit too thin for my liking so I had to make my expectations more realistic. My aim was to remove minor defects and lessen the appearance of any major issues where possible as well as improving the depth and clarity of the paint.
Heavy oxidisation created an initial layer to remove and the best way to move past this was to ‘blitz’ the paint. I’d best describe this as ‘blitz-ing’ a heavy cutting pad across the entirety of the car with excessive product. Why? There’s no point trying to correct through the oxidisation as the only place it will go is into the pad which you’ll grind into your paint, essentially causing more problems. By using this ‘blitz’ method, you quickly grind away this unwanted skin and remove it by constantly cleaning out the pad. I used an old pad and a cheap compound to do this – no point wasting the good stuff!
You can see from the pictures below (again, apologise for the poor quality video screen shots) how the rapid passes have pulled off a lot of the 'skin' meaning future passes and pads won't be holding that type of residue.
For the generic 'before' pictures see my previous post on 'Assessing The Paint'