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Old 10-05-2009, 07:24 PM
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Vehicle: 2001 Ram 1500 Quad 4WD 5.9
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Originally Posted by CajunDodge View Post
The "white" stuff you are referring to is because the paint is oxidized. I would try starting with a good coat of wax, to protect that, it worked on my Jeep for awhile, and since mine is red, I used the Turtle Wax with the red pigment in it, which brought a lot of the color and shine back. Eventually, I did have to have it buffed up a little to bring the color back and then waxed again, just depends on whether you want to at some point paint it. Good luck! P.S. - red paint looks great but is one of the harder colors to maintain.

- Cajun
Thanks for the info. I've already used a very light polishing compound and waxed it(TurtleWax hard shell), that made it worse. My truck is maroon/burgandy color. Is there a wax product that would work for it?
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