I let my brother "help" me debadge my truck yesterday. When he finished, everything looked great. But when I looked at the tailgate today, I noticed a bunch of little scratches where the badges used to be, as well a slight outline of the badges. I tried to get the best possible pictures for you guys. The pictures show more of a color separation between the paint and the scratches so it's not quite as bad as the pictures look; but its close. I realized some of the scratches might be through the paint, but it looks as though most of them are not.
So my question is, can I clean this up with a buffer and/or elbow grease? If so, which products would you recommend I use? I really don't want to have to get my tailgate painted but I realize that might be a possibility. Thanks for any help or suggestions.