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Old 31-05-2018, 07:36 PM   #1
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Paint feels very rough after decon?

Here's what I did (to the whole car):
Foam
Rinse
2BM
Rinse
Iron-X
Rinse
AG Tar Remover
Rinse
Dry

Once dried, I used 30% IPA and wiped down. The paint felt grabby! I tested another panel with a QD. Still felt very grabby. Any idea why?
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Old 31-05-2018, 07:50 PM   #2
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I notice you didn't mention clay bar....perhaps that will sort out the rough feel
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Old 31-05-2018, 08:27 PM   #3
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I notice you didn't mention clay bar....perhaps that will sort out the rough feel
I skipped that because the car was polished only last week and the paint has always been silky smooth until today after this decon process.
I didn't want to marr the black paint so I thought Iron X would be the substitute?
I've applied DSW and the foam pad felt grabby. It's smooth now with the Wax, which is to be expected.

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Old 31-05-2018, 08:30 PM   #4
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I skipped that because the car was polished only last week. I just did a decon to ensure a good surface for my DSW.
did you clay before the polish?

99% sure be needing a clay. i use the G3 mitt
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Try claying one panel and see if it removes the bonded contaminants.
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I didn't clay before the polish. I know, I should have. However the paint was silky smooth before and after polishing. Only since today's decon does it feel rough!
I'm worried about marring the soft black paint. I used Iron-X because people have suggested you don't need to clay as this does the same job effectively. I've already applied DSW. Given that I don't want to marr the paint, and have already applied Wax, what should I do?

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Perfect paint with a few crunchy bits in it is preferable to marred paint with no crunchy bits in it if you ask me.

Clay will likely remove it, but you'll also need to polish after if your paint is black and soft.
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Perfect paint with a few crunchy bits in it is preferable to marred paint with no crunchy bits in it if you ask me.

Clay will likely remove it, but you'll also need to polish after if your paint is black and soft.
That's true!

Before waxing, the surface felt rough. MF towels felt grabby, resulted in linting! Paint felt fine after polishing last week. It's always been smooth to be fair. After today's decontamination, it's a different story. Maybe I should've done a 2BM after the Iron-X and AG Tar? The products might've left a dry film after rinsing only with water!

If I do clay, perhaps Meguiar's® Smooth Surface Clay Kit will prevent marring? I washed my MF towels and my hands felt slightly sticky. Not sure if that's from AG Tar or because I used more detergent than normal. Coincidence? additionally, I would've thought polishing removes most contaminants anyway.

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You did all that decontamination AFTER polishing? And there's not a claying anywhere? Why???
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You did all that decontamination AFTER polishing? And there's not a claying anywhere? Why???
I would also be interested as what you have mentioned should be carried out before a polish then after polishing paint should be sealed and your good for a year ??
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