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    CQuartz Coated Car Marred with Clay Bar

    I recently ceramic coated my vehicle (2021 Macan) about 2 months ago, and last week I had a bird dropping on my hood. After gently washing the area I noticed a mark was left behind, so like a novice I busted out the clay bar and marred/put a few swirls in the area. What is the best way to remove the stain and clay bar damage?? Assuming a light polish and re-coat or recharge the area. Appreciate the help!!

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    This is why it is not recommended to clay a coated vehicle. It will marr. The only way to fix that is either polish it off and re-coat or use a Essence Plus which has minor filling capabilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    The only way to fix that is to either polish it off and re-coat or use Essence Plus which has minor filling capabilities.
    ^ Agreed

    There are many grades of clay bar - coarse, medium, fine, ultra-fine, etc.
    Each grade contains abrasives that it uses to remove surface contaminants.
    These abrasives call/will damage a coating and cause marring on the surface.

    Quote Originally Posted by krclayton View Post
    What is the best way to remove the stain and clay bar damage??
    Do you still have the bird-dropping stain?

    Repairing the coating...

    Choice A: IMHO The BEST way is to lightly polish off the marred coating area and recoat.

    Choice B: Essence Plus may "fill" the marred coating and maintain your existing coating.

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