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Old 03-19-2013, 07:59 PM   #1
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Tiny Scratches EVERYWHERE

Hey everyone,

So I've had my truck for 2 years now and the brush rash is really starting to show on my black truck. It looks like I drove through a razor bladed sphicter (best way I could think to describe it haha) and I have long thin lines running the length of the truck. If I wash and wax it the scratches go away for the most part but is their anything more permanent?

Thanks for any help!
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:00 PM   #2
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Clay bar it. Usually works.
Or it's a truck gives it character
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:04 PM   #3
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clay bars get rid of surface impurities

OP, get a good polish and buffer, that should take out most of the swirling and light scratches
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:11 PM   #4
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Alright thanks guys. I've never polished so I'll have to look into that. I can say, being as OCD as I am, I'll never own another black vehicle.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:50 PM   #5
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clay bars get rid of surface impurities

OP, get a good polish and buffer, that should take out most of the swirling and light scratches
Amen.

In addition, experiment on another car first, if you can.

Black is TOUGH but nothing shines like black.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:52 PM   #6
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In my case (lots of brush scratches) clay bar works just fine because the scratches are in the clear coat.
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Hey everyone,

So I've had my truck for 2 years now and the brush rash is really starting to show on my black truck. It looks like I drove through a razor bladed sphincter (best way I could think to describe it haha) and I have long thin lines running the length of the truck. If I wash and wax it the scratches go away for the most part but is their anything more permanent?

Thanks for any help!

That is a terrifying description.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:29 PM   #10
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Paint it white
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Curious then, what's the best color so the scratches don't look as prominent?
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Curious then, what's the best color so the scratches don't look as prominent?
White, hands down.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:41 AM   #14
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White, hands down.
Agreed.

Metallic silver is probably second to that. Doesn't shows scratches, dirt or water spots easily and IMHO looks much nicer than white.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:32 PM   #15
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Black isss hot though.
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For three days off the lot, yes. I would agree nothing looks better than a black truck polished and shined, or a matte finish on black is beautiful too, but for looking good almost all the time and hiding damage; white wins hands down, every time.
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I did the polish and wow, what a difference. Its funny, everywhere I've been today (gas station, auto parts store, computer store) someone has said something about my truck.

Apparently shiny black, is better than dirty black
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:13 PM   #18
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hit it with a DA polisher and you will be amazed.
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White, hands down.
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