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oxidized 04 ranger

alright, ya kno, maybe its just me, but my hood looks like its oxidized, and i have tried everything on it to bring it up... maybe its just a different color, but my driverside front fender, when i clean it with that 3m rubbing compound, comes out awsomely, nicer than when it was new, however my hood, leaves a bit to be desired, like, when u look at it, it looks fine, but when u get up close and personal it doesnt look "clear" like the roof of my truck or any other part of the truck, looks to me like its oxidized, any ideas...?

oh ya and i tried a buffer on it.. OMG what a DISASTER that turned out to be.... i think ill leave the buffing to the people that know how to use it heh
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try clay bar - then a good waxing
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ditto, I think its a pretty common ranger thing, mine was the same way. I got the Mothers Clay bar kit thing and it took care of it great and it still feels great.
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this is hard to say, and judge w/o pics of the oxidation....
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the hood is a different material than the rest of the truck, maybe thats why the paint finish looks different
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this is hard to say, and judge w/o pics of the oxidation....
He has a pretty new truck, so it can't be too bad. Mine's older and the previous owner parked it outside 24/7 so the hood was pretty oxidized, but the clay bar + wax made it better than new!

Im wondering if the premature hood oxidation has to do with the powerdome hood being fiberglass?
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He has a pretty new truck, so it can't be too bad. Mine's older and the previous owner parked it outside 24/7 so the hood was pretty oxidized, but the clay bar + wax made it better than new!

Im wondering if the premature hood oxidation has to do with the powerdome hood being fiberglass?
Most 2004+ Rangers have steel hoods. Some reports are that the very early production 04s still had SMC (composite) hoods but that they were soon switched over to steel. A magnet would determine which it is.
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hmm, used a buffer?......Didnt by any chance burn through or burn up the clear coat did you?? That would defenitly make the paint look like its oxidized or the clear coat blury.....
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ya was it an orbital buffer? The full out buffers can easily tear some stuff up
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i dunno, its a "professionals" polisher buffer..... dad says its like, $300 new or something... i didnt burn threw it, i did that on my car, and man did that suck...

i also get oxidation on top of the front corner panel, and rubbing compound makes it "clear" again, tho my hood... well u know.... as far as the material goes, the hood itself in steel but the underside, the reinforcement is a cross between steel and fiberglass depending on where u put your magnet... and the roof is fiberglass..... yet no seam as to where the fiberglass ends and the steel body starts
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