oxidation on black roof

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  1. 11 Oct 2020 at 3:00 PM #1
    leem4c

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    Hi all, a previous owner had the roof on my white E90 painted black. It's started to look terrible with a dull ghosting which I presume is oxidation? I'm unsure how to tackle this to get it looking its best again, any ideas and what products are best to use?

    For some reason my google photo won't embed, so linked below.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/nioEqN1GCveAvatJ6

    Thanks.

    Lee
     
  2. 11 Oct 2020 at 4:23 PM #2
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    It's hard to tell from the photo. Is that it freshly washed? It looks dirty. If it is, I'd probably take it to a detailer and ask their opinion. Might just be that the thing has been subjected to a ****ty wash routine rather than a fault with the paint job.
     
  3. 11 Oct 2020 at 4:33 PM #3
    leem4c

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    Yes it's hard to get it captured on photo, that is indeed a pic when dirty but the dullness remains after a two bucket clean. I've tried a wax post clean and it helps bring it back for a day or so but then the dullness returns. I'll find a local detailer to cast their eye over it, thanks.
     
  4. 11 Oct 2020 at 8:53 PM #4
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    I'd start with 2 bucket, iron fall out, clay bar. See how bad it is and then try a heavy cut if it still looks the same. You might be able to rescue that by the above or it could need wet sanding.
     
  5. 14 Oct 2020 at 7:14 PM #5
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    Thanks I'll give it a go, fingers crossed
     
  6. 17 Oct 2020 at 11:24 AM #6
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    Hey dude,

    Not the best photo but it 100% needs a cut. Not a big job it looks worse than it will be to correct. I'm not sure of your skill set but you can bring this back to life yourself.

    I suggested above. It needs a full deco and prep to see the full extent but it's fixable without painting imo.
     

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