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What can I do about my car door paint?

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What can I do about my car door paint?

Hi all,

The previous owner mentioned to me that the car door was hit previously in a parking lot, fixed and repainted.

I polished the door last year and it was clear and shiny again like the rest of the car. After polishing I used paste wax hoping it would stay shiny. During the fall/ winter I noticed it started getting cloudy again. Photos attached.

Anyway I can permanently keep my paint shiny?

TIA
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Last edited by Alvord on Apr 3rd, 2019 7:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Its hard to tell from the photo but that looks like its salt/dirt. Have you given it a proper car wash by hand using proper car products?
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Permanently? Don't drive your car and keep it in a garage under a cover.

It looks like your car is dirty. Wash your car. Wax it again.
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The clear coat might had not done in the same finish. Oh well.
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Aug 12, 2014
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Looks like the car just needs a wash.

If after washing it and it still isnt relatively shiny, looks like its simply a bad paint job. Wax etc will provide a temporary fix (if nething). Might require a repaint if it bothers u that much
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Looks like oxidation or salt. After polishing and wax, apply a good sealant.
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Just get it wrapped instead, problem solved!
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ronthan wrote: Looks like oxidation or salt. After polishing and wax, apply a good sealant.
Just looked up paint oxidation on google, you seem to be correct! Thanks
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I used to like keeping my car nice and clean and polished.
Then I started working full time, got married, have kids. My car gets beat up by door dings at GO station parking, I don't even bother anymore

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