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    Hi there

    I have just bought a new car which I am trying to return to new.

    On the boot there was some tape residue and the owner tried to remove this with some WD40 and a cloth.

    Sadly it appears that he has rubbed to hard, as whilst all the residue is now gone, you can see an outline where the tape used to run.

    Its a black car, and where the tape used to be it has dullened / faded so that it appears slightly grey.

    I have used some T Cut which has got out most of the fading, but it still looks noticable and my fear is that I rub too much.

    How do I know if the 'dulling' is the top layer that needs polishing, or the white paint underneath showing through?

    Can you rub right through black paint with a cloth, or is it likley to just damage the top clear coat?

    Any tips would be useful!
     
     

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    I see this all the time in work. You could try somthing like turtle wax colour restorer (the coloured stuff) . Failing that you could try a machine polisher with somthing like G6 dry use compund. Someone else mite have a better idea.
     
     

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    Try Meguiars they will have something that will restore the paint.
     
     

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