Just talked to my fiancÚ who drives my Sterling Grey SE hatch and she hand-washed the car using a bucket of water and a green pot scrubber. I have not seen it yet, and I won't be until Wednesday. Even she noticed that it was badly scratched, in two places where apparently she scrubbed at some bird poop. But my concern is that the entire car is scratched, including the clear coat. I will post some pictures on Wednesday when I get home.
I am angry and disappointed but I am determined to do whatever it takes to restore the finish on the car. Does anybody know what kind of steps I need to take? Assuming the worse that the clear coat is heavily damaged how do I fix that? She also scrubbed the 17" black alloys. Yeesh.
06-24-2012 09:44 AM
Oh boy.. How could you think of using something coarse to wash an automobile. :(
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06-24-2012 09:46 AM
Does anybody know what kind of steps I need to take?
We all make mistakes. Forgive and forget. Life's too short to stay pissed-off for long.
Maybe she'll make it up to you?
06-24-2012 09:54 AM
Did she use the same bucket and sponge on the car AFTER cleaning the wheels? And a pot scrubber? Sheesh.
An annoyed as you surely must be, I would think that any scratches to the clear coat could be corrected by a good detailer with a rotary buffer and compound. You could even do it yourself, but if you don't have the gear and experience, you're probably better off paying a pro the $200 or $300 it would cost.
06-24-2012 10:05 AM
Call off the wedding. Seriously.
06-24-2012 10:13 AM
strip it down with dawn liquid soap, wax it. I can't imagine that it got through the clear. As long as they're superficial which I imagine they are, a couple coats should clear it up.