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Can I buff out my brother's de-badging "help?"

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Riverdog, May 16, 2013.

  1. May 17, 2013 at 8:10 PM
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    Riverdog

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    Haha! When we were kids he throat punched me once, so I guess I owe him one back.
     
  2. May 17, 2013 at 8:11 PM
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    Cool, I'll check it out. And welcome to TW!
     
  3. May 17, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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    I know I'm completely hijacking my own thread but....

    I noticed where you're located and that made me think of something. Another member on here is selling some really nice N-Fab step bars that are for sale in Port Angeles. I don't know if you're interested or not, but I thought I'd pass on some info in case you are since its pretty close to where you live. They're for a double cab and it looks like you have a double cab too. Here's the link: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacoma-marketplace/266222-fs-n-fab-cleated-step-bars.html

    And don't worry, I don't charge a finder's fee. ;)
     
  4. May 17, 2013 at 10:31 PM
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    I had similar scratches on my BMW. I used a orbital palm buffer and Meguires compound. let the buffer do the job, don't use force and push down on it excessively.

    After I buffed it out as much as possible. I used Meguires 3 step polish/sealant/wax series to bring it back.
     
  5. May 18, 2013 at 3:20 PM
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    Those look great, but I would really like a nice set of bolt on sliders. My favorite ones so far are the Famous Fabrication sliders. Only problem is looks like he isn't making them any more :(.
     
  6. May 18, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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    Unless of course the OP asked him to do the debadging, IMO

    I debadged my Sunfire Red Pearl 12 years or so later... had a little bit of ghosting, it buffed right out pretty much and since has gone away completely after getting some UV treatment itself.
     
  7. May 18, 2013 at 7:42 PM
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    That's what I'm hoping for. I went into it knowing that there was a possibility of a little ghosting since the truck is an '05. So I'm hoping that proper buffing can minimize the ghosting that is there. And then I hope over time the sun "smooth" it out even more.
     
  8. May 30, 2013 at 8:32 AM
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    UPDATE:

    In case any of you are interested, I was able to get rid of most of the ghosting and some of the with Meguires. But the deeper scratches remain... However, these deeper scratches are barely visible from a couple feet away and impossible to see from about five away. So I'm not terribly worried about it. Yeah, getting the tailgate re-painted would be nice, but I'm not sure it's worth it over a few scratches that are not very visible. Plus, it's a truck. It's bound to get scratches every now and then. Thank you for all your help and suggestions!
     
  9. May 30, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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    Go wheeling through the woods and you'll forget all about them

    :eek:
     
  10. May 30, 2013 at 6:27 PM
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    If you can get your hands on a bit of 3000 wet sanding paper and have a polisher give the scratches a light sand and then polish it out. That will probably get the rest of the scratches out.
     
  11. May 30, 2013 at 7:46 PM
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    Thanks for the tip. I'll give that a try some time.
     
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