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Old 04-04-2007, 11:26 AM   #1
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Light scratches on black paint

So my friend borrowed the new truck and had to put a large, heavy, cardboard box in the bed. Unfortunately she huffed it over the side instead of dropping the tailgate and sliding it in.... now i've got a whole swath of light scratches in the clear coat on the side of my bed


any good recommends to minimize or remove these? I know they make car wax especially for black, but won't that wear away with time and the scratches will be back?
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Old 04-04-2007, 11:29 AM   #2
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:46 PM   #3
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oooo...good topic! i'd love to hear about taking those annoying little scratches out too
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:50 PM   #4
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Someone told me Scratch-X is decent for those fine surface scratches.
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:56 PM   #5
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hmmmm, i've never heard of that. is it like a wax type of product?
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Old 04-04-2007, 10:42 PM   #6
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hmmmm, i've never heard of that. is it like a wax type of product?
It's a polish that's made by Meguiars. Most scratches that don't go into the paint can be polished out.


http://www.meguiars.com/?auto-paint-cleaners/ScratchX
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I'm dreading the first scratch on my baby, but i know it will happen eventually. I have a black truck too, i'd like to know what to do when that terrible day finally comes....
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Old 04-05-2007, 03:13 PM   #8
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That's the rub... I totally pamper my Tacoma... but it gets used like a truck should. And the black just looks so good when it's clean!
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The black also looks good with mud kicked up all over the side of it kinda turns me on a little....
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a bunch of my coworkers and i are having a mobile detailer guy come out next week to claybar/wax/detail our trucks (we ALL have trucks!)...he's doing it for a great deal too because there are like 6 vehicles (he'll be here 3 days)...anyway, i'm going to ask him to polish out my little scratches, and i'll let you all know how it goes
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Anybody heard of Scratch Doctor by Nu Finish? I haven't used any yet, but I heard it was pretty good stuff. If it would ever stop snowing here, then I could clean my truck properly and do some much needed scratch removal. I'll let you know how the scratch doctor works when I try it out.
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Well I ended up getting Scratch-X... It seems to work pretty well. I'd say it took the appearance of the scratches down 90%. That is, I have to really get close in bright sunlight to see them.
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Well I ended up getting Scratch-X... It seems to work pretty well. I'd say it took the appearance of the scratches down 90%. That is, I have to really get close in bright sunlight to see them.
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Dredding the first scratch? Is this a pretty pre-runner that doesn't see the dirt? Why not just buy a car?
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id say drag your buddy over by the ear and tell him to polish those scratches he put in it out..


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So my friend borrowed the new truck and had to put a large, heavy, cardboard box in the bed. Unfortunately she huffed it over the side instead of dropping the tailgate and sliding it in.... now i've got a whole swath of light scratches in the clear coat on the side of my bed


any good recommends to minimize or remove these? I know they make car wax especially for black, but won't that wear away with time and the scratches will be back?
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Good thread - my Black Sand Pearl paint looks like it's covered in spider web strands from the sand / dirt / mud / debris that's been rinsed and wiped off of it - I wouldn't mind polishing it back up.....
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Good thread - my Black Sand Pearl paint looks like it's covered in spider web strands from the sand / dirt / mud / debris that's been rinsed and wiped off of it - I wouldn't mind polishing it back up.....
You can always just get a cut polish too. It buffs off a certain amount of the clearcoat with it so there is a limit to how many times you can cut, but if the scratch doesn't penetrate the clear coat then it will look like new.
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Took mine to the woods less than 24 hours after signing the paperwork. I bought a truck to get me where I wanted to go. I haven't worried about the scratches yet. I do plan on taking to a friends body shop and letting them buff and wax my truck for me.
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