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How to remove scuff/scratch marks on paint

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by vivica89, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Aug 17, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    vivica89

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    I have backed out of my driveway and got too close to the palm trees and now my truck has 6-8 inch scuff/scratch marks on the side of my truck. Scratch isnt too deep, but you can see it's a light scratch with black scuff marks. Can I use Nevr-Dull polish on the paint or is it just for chrome? What is a good stuff to use?
     
  2. Aug 17, 2010 at 9:56 PM
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    hendooman

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    Go real light with a polishing compound, and then a good coat of wax...Autozone or someplace like that has scratch remover but I am not sure if they work. Make sure to get polishing compound not rubbing compound. Good luck and check out the detailing forum. Pics are always welcome!
     
  3. Aug 18, 2010 at 1:51 AM
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    sorry to hear about your scratch, If it's not through the paint i have had very good lucky with a product called quixx scratch remover its pricey but works good and goes a long way you can buy it at wal mart the cheapest place i found it good luck
     
  4. Aug 18, 2010 at 6:27 AM
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  5. Aug 18, 2010 at 6:42 AM
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    Before polishing compound, I would try some Scratch-X, Mequire's Ultimate Compound, or the Quixx mentioned above. These are micro-abrasive and are less abrasive then polishing compound. You should try the less abrasive products first before moving on to the more abrasive.

    Note that you may need several applications of the micro abrasives to get good results.
     
  6. Aug 18, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    I've had very good clay bar and wax after that...you may give that a shot first.
     
  7. Aug 18, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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    First off, you have three layers of product on your truck. Primer, then base coat - the paint, then clear coat.

    The suggestions are spot on. Using a compound you can try and rub out the scratches. I agree with the suggestions that you start less agressive and move towards more agressive if things are not working.

    If the compounds do not work, then I would try to buff it out with a machine polishers - careful if you have never done this before.

    Lastly, if this has never been done before, you can wet sand the clear coat (there are plenty of steps here that I am not covering when wet sanding), and then buff that out. With factory clear you will probably only get to do this once. If you have scratched through the clear coat, all is not lost as you can reshoot the clear and get that to blend. If it was so bad you had to paint then AFAIK you have to shoot the whole part since it is metalic.

    Disclaimer: I am not a pro, but I have painted my bike using HVLP with pearl and metalic and it looks pretty damn good - you can see it in the motorcycle section.
     
  8. Aug 18, 2010 at 11:03 AM
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    monoman

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    TR3 works pretty good. You can get it at any auto store. I've gotten many scratches on the sides of my truck (and plastic part around mirrors) from bushes on narrow trails and this stuff never fails.:D
     
  9. Aug 18, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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  10. Aug 18, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    Thanks Bobo
     
  11. Aug 18, 2010 at 3:06 PM
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    Thank you
     
  12. Aug 18, 2010 at 3:12 PM
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