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PVT Pablo 03-19-2013 07:59 PM

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!

Oowen 03-19-2013 08:00 PM

Clay bar it. Usually works.
Or it's a truck gives it character

Konaborne 03-19-2013 08:04 PM

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

PVT Pablo 03-19-2013 08:11 PM

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.

PolishAndWax.com 03-20-2013 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Konaborne (Post 6615574)
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.

Oowen 03-20-2013 06:52 PM

In my case (lots of brush scratches) clay bar works just fine because the scratches are in the clear coat.

Ryan DCFS 03-20-2013 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by PVT Pablo (Post 6615547)
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.

fletch aka 03-20-2013 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by PVT Pablo (Post 6615607)
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.

This ^^ mine is MGM but close enough.

Fightnfire 03-20-2013 07:25 PM

Black vehicles only look good right at sundown.

benbacher 03-20-2013 07:29 PM

Paint it white :)

ace96 03-20-2013 08:13 PM

Visit Autogeek. Have forum that will be helpful

winL 03-20-2013 09:23 PM

Curious then, what's the best color so the scratches don't look as prominent?

Fightnfire 03-20-2013 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by winL (Post 6621350)
Curious then, what's the best color so the scratches don't look as prominent?

White, hands down.

PolishAndWax.com 03-21-2013 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Fightnfire (Post 6621353)
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.

winL 03-21-2013 09:32 PM

Black isss hot though.

benbacher 03-21-2013 11:29 PM

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.

PVT Pablo 03-26-2013 12:10 PM

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 :D

Dark_Taco 03-26-2013 12:13 PM

hit it with a DA polisher and you will be amazed.

d9lowe 03-26-2013 01:24 PM

Polished my black DC this weekend. Huge difference!!http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...pictureid=3345

Psynx 03-27-2013 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fightnfire (Post 6621353)
White, hands down.

+2 for white lol


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