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Is it possible to get rid of the scratches?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by memario1214, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. Sep 12, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    memario1214

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    Over time, my truck has found itself with quite a few scratches in it. Nothing really major, but definitely there. Is there anything that can be donw to make the paint "like new"? There are some chips and things that I understand cannot be fixed, but the scratches?
     
  2. Sep 12, 2010 at 5:07 PM
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    If they aren't to deep you can buff them out.
     
  3. Sep 12, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    yes, just depends on how much money
    or how much time you want to spend on them
     
  4. Sep 12, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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    If they are in the clear only... you can buff them out. If they're down through the paint (including to primer or metal) then no, you really can't. You can use the scratch/chip pens to cover them (in fact if it's metal I suggest you do to prevent rust). They will never look that great though, unless you repaint the whole panel.

    But if it's just clear.. no biggy. Just make sure to wax her good after you're done, and don't "over buff" through the paint :D
     
  5. Sep 12, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    Maybe try this for the deeper stuff?

    http://www.touchuppaintonline.com/buy/91296

    It will look better but still evident.

    To prevent and possibly lighten/remove the little scratches I try to keep it waxed all the time.
     
  6. Sep 12, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    I've gotten pretty good with touchup paint over time. Folks will say you can't get it perfect and that's true, but you can shorten up the distance the flaws are visible from.

    My old truck used to have a couple "rubbed bare" spots that were visible from a hundred feet away, and I touched them up to where they were easy to overlook at 5 feet away and you had to know exactly where to look to see them at 10 or 20 feet away.

    The hardest ones are the ones that are too deep to buf out but to shallow to really hold the touchup paint.
     
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