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damaged finish on hood

I love the looks of the hood, but because of this stupid flawed design, water pools without being able to drain. When it evaporates it leaves a white stain on the finish and I can't get it off. What do?

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buff it out? then wax it. water should run off. maybe do a spray wax everytime you wash your truck? Or get a new hood. lol.
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yeah I'll try buffin it out, but it's 7 years worth of damage to the clear coat. Not sure if it'll work.
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I've wondered if that hood and roof design would pool water and cause damage... sucks it does. As suggested wax and buff hopefully puts it back to new. You may need to go to a polish to get it back to perfect. I've had success with mothers 3 step Cleaner, Polish and Wax and if it's bad build up clay bar.

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my dad sierra does that on the hood to. his is white though so you can't see it.
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Wax your truck more often. Park with the front downhill.



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Wax your truck more often. Park with the front downhill.



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^ what he said, Wax wicks away moisture. it also protects. Go get some Mothers California gold and rub it in good.
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Thanks guys. I'll do that.
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get a new one and sell me your old one...
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^ LOL not happening.
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maybe a dry shot to see the damage?
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^ yeah, I'll do that whenever it quits raining
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so it finally stopped raining today and heres a pic of the damage.

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Rubbing compound and some wax.
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Yeah, try the rubbing compound. It just looks like water staining from the picture? You can see what looks like a leaf shaped print. Rubbing compound and a soft towel - rub the sh*t out of that area. Then wax.


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allright, I'll do that and report back.
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