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Hazy patches

Discussion in 'Autocare, Detailing, Valet, Product reviews' started by flowrider99, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. flowrider99

    flowrider99 Senior Member

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    Can anyone advise on what the issue is with my paintwork, when the sun shines on it has hazy patches as seen in the picture.

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    Thanks
     
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    Polish residue , or wax residue not fully removed or rubbed in ?
     
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    flowrider99

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    Yep i think you were right. I thought it was the result of a poor mechanical polish as there were other signs indicating this but after spending several hours today with Autoglym Super Resin Polish in hand i have been able to polish out nearly all the marks.

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    Looks good, we also have matching rusty brake disks :D
     
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    Someone has waxed it at some point in direct and The wax has reacted with the hot panel, leaving the haze which can be moved by real hard work as you’ve found.
     
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    Looking good now (for an audi :rolleyes:)
     
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    Strangely the Audi discs always go like that as soon as they get any water on them, my SL discs don't do that for some reason.
     
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    I know what you mean but i do like the S5. I wanted a performance saloon for about £20k that was no more than a 3.0 litre and Mercedes didn't have anything. If i was looking now i think a C63 would be sitting on the drive
     
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    Weird, i drove mine in the end to make them look better.
     
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    S5?, Nice car with loads of power.
     
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    Indeed, Audi claim 328bhp but most S5's in standard spec out of the factory have 10-15bhp more with a 0-62 time of around 4.7s. I have been considering a stage 1 tune which gets the car to about 400bhp and a 4s 0-62.
     
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    So do mine, quick spin round the block gets some heat on and dries them
     
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