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I need help repairing deep scratches in my hood

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Rucas, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. Rucas

    Rucas [OP] 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    Aye aye aye!

    So the previous owner had one of those useless hood shield things on the truck and I decided to take it off because I knew it was scratching the crap out of my hood. now what? :(

    How should I remove these sticky things? (some over the headlight plastic)
    Then how should I fix the deep scratches properly?

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    THXEY Panda Jerk

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  3. Rucas

    Rucas [OP] 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    ya sigh*
     
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    goo gone to remove the sticky stuff. scratches idk how to do those somebody else will ring in soon
     
  5. Rucas

    Rucas [OP] 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    and goo gone is alright to use on the lights?
     
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    johnw Well-Known Member

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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    i dont think it would hurt them. but i honestly dont know
     
  7. Rucas

    Rucas [OP] 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    ill try a small test area first just to be safe
     
  8. dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    You might be looking a re-paint. It looks like there is a chip through the paint and it definitely looks like it's through the clear coat.
     
  9. Rucas

    Rucas [OP] 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    ya that crap went all the way through. uggh!
    toutch up paint?
     
  10. rhodehard09

    rhodehard09 sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

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    well shit man.
    you could lightly scuff the scratched area and a very little beyond with some 600 grit sandpaper. then take some factory( i stress factory) touch-up paint and dab some into the scratches. let it dry. put another light coat on and let dry completely. like overnight at the very least. then very lightly wet sand with 1500 grit sand paper. try to only sand where you put the paint(trying to avoid sanding through the clearcoat in the surrounding area). then apply a light coat of clearcoat (also available from the dealer) let dry, apply another coat. let dry at least 24 hours then lightly wet sand with 1500 till it feels pretty smooth. take a little bit of rubbing compound and lightly rub an area about 3 times the size of the original damage. then take a good finishing glaze and rub an area about 5 times the size of the original damage. wax the whole area. this should blend in fairly well. the only way your going to do any better is get the whole hood repainted, which may or may not match the rest of the truck.
    good luck
     
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    Rucas [OP] 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    Ya ill definitly give that a try, and of course ill use the factory paint.
     
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    rhodehard09 sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

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    i hope i was some help to ya bro
    it may take a little while but the final result will look much better than a rush job.
    post some pics of the finished product
    what bay are you around?
     
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    Rucas [OP] 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    ya ill take it slow, theres no fire burning

    Im in California, east bay area.
     
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    gotcha
    im in the tampa bay area....florida
     
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    well nice to meet you!
     
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    Rucas [OP] 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    So I got the sticky peices off with the ever so helpful "goo gone" and its not as bad as I thought. Only two major spots that neep touch up paint, and a slight scratch, the other areas could just use some clear coat and they'll be fine.

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    Any other suggestions on how to repair these??
    :(
     
  18. steviestyles

    steviestyles The "Search" tab is your friend!!

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    Must of had the OEM Toyota shield based on the mylar strips in your pictures. Get yourself some Toyota Speedway Blue touch up piant, and finish up with this:

    http://www.langka.com/
     
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    Rucas [OP] 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    steviestyles The "Search" tab is your friend!!

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    I have a Weatertech bug shield on my truck and love it. I think it keeps the leading edge of the hood from getting knciked up with rocks, and it seems to reduce bug guts all over my windhshied in the summer. I guess it's a matter of taste really.
     
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