Thanks everyone. Yes the Adam's PC kit seals the deal. Unfortunately I don't think you can polish out the damage sanding will do by hand. You can try though, but I know the PC makes it a lot quicker (and really quick if you have a buffer and know what you're doing).
I'd recommend pulling the car out in the sun and maneuver around the sanded areas after you've polished to make sure you've got it all. I noticed a small spot on the top of my bumper in front of my headlight that needs some more polishing. Again, a tough spot to get the full PC pad on.
I may order this kit up. You can attach to your drill and go at the smaller spots and this is MUCH cheaper than the full PC kit. However, this will turn you're drill into a rotary buffer so you have to be more careful with heat.
I actually think I'm going to get this kit and go at some of my smaller spots for father's day now that I'm thinking about it. This could be a very cheap solution for those who want to touch spots up but don't want to drop $300 on the PC kit. I'll keep you all posted on how it goes
Thanks. If you are planning on having it professionally painting, doesn't hurt to try something yourself first. They can always fix whatever you screw up....and who knows, it may come out looking halfway decent. Practice makes perfect.
Just had one out on lyell ave on my way home from buffalo a few hours ago...cheeseburg' plate, beans, home fries, sauce only, num num num.
Back on topic, has anyone tried touchups on a white car yet? I dont know if it is more or less forgiving than the metallic colors. I would guess it's easier, but I'm totally inexperienced with this stuff
Reviving an older, amazing thread. This will be very helpful come Spring. I might just give this a try on the 4 or 5 spots I have on my bumper. I do have 2 or 3 little spots on my hood but I'm not sure if I have the guts to try the hood. LOL.
It's a good thing this thread is still alive...all my hard work is getting demolished by our winter...again. Damn salt. I'll have to refer to this when I hit it again this summer. I may get more aggressive this time and see what happens...I think I'm looking for an excuse to get a GXP bumper
There's always going to be a chip! But only had the G8 a month and the first road trip gives me a BIG chip! Sounds like some work, but for the G8 it's worth it! Will work on it later this month and report back. With before and after pictures. Thanks for the post!
Someone scraped the corner of my bumper when I was parked in a garage downtown, of course no note or anything. Took some paint off, down to the fiberglass in a couple small spots. I have about three, two inch scratches, about an eighth of an inch wide. I have no idea how well this is gonna work, but I'm gonna use your guide and see what I can do. I figure it can't look any worse than it does now - worst case I'll get a new bumper, which is where I'm at at this point anyway. Wish me luck!
I have a similar situation dushea. I bought my car with a roughed up bumper. It appears that the rear bumper along the driver side was scraped pretty good, the bumper is actually dented just a touch, but the paint looks to have been bunched together in one place. This should work. I bought a small scratch fix kit with sand paper and it helped a bit, but I'd like to smooth this baby up. I think it would be possible with this Step by Step. I am AMAZED that the hood looks that good after just a little clear coat spray! Good job dude.
Installed V6 tails, had moisture, carefully sealed up outside seams with silicone, work for a year or so, back again😡
Anything new tried lately?????
The V8 lights never had this problem, just do not like the look
Got my first g8 and i live down about a mile of gravel, i have never owned anything nice so i have never cared about the dust until now. I was just wondering what the best thing to use to prevent the dust from sticking to the paint would be, i drive about 10mph down it and it still gets all over.
Do anyone else have this issue with this plastic panel near/under the passenger side wheel?
I saw another parked G8 the other day and noticed that this panel was sagging as well.
When I was last under the car, I noticed that this panel looked like it would sag but I didn't see an extra hole...