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Just scratched my f'n truck with my keys...please help lol

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dee_bo, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Jun 9, 2010 at 7:21 AM
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    dee_bo

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    had the stupid keys in my hand and next thing I know I got a 3-4 inch scratch on my rear driver side door. Mother f'er...it's not that deep but how do I try and fix it? I have a little can of touch up paint but I think that might make it look worse.....

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  2. Jun 9, 2010 at 7:21 AM
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    MxRacer190

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    ez buff.
     
  3. Jun 9, 2010 at 7:23 AM
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    dee_bo

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    Yeah thinking I need to buy one..maybe go to home depot today after work...what brand should I get...guessing nothing too powerful right.
     
  4. Jun 9, 2010 at 7:24 AM
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    DGXR

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    Leave it on there, it will remind you to be more careful with sharp objects.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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    EEtaco

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    Yeah, a little elbow grease will get it out. I've used meguiars scratchX (I think that whats its called) to get little stuff out with good results. As long as it didn't get to the paint you'll be ok.
     
  6. Jun 9, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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    MxRacer190

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    I would try a scratch remover first. Probably Meguires. If that doesn't work, I would get a detailer to buff it out because I don't trust myself using a buffer on my truck lol.
     
  7. Jun 9, 2010 at 7:26 AM
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    So I apply that stuff and then buff it out?
     
  8. Jun 9, 2010 at 7:27 AM
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    Simon2150

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    pretty much that's all you need to do.
     
  9. Jun 9, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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    Just read the directions on the back. You don't need an actual buffer I don't think. Just like a wax on wax off type of thing.
     
  10. Jun 9, 2010 at 7:30 AM
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    SplitDecision

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    General rule is if you can drag your fingernail across it without it grabbing it can be buffed out. From the picture it looks like an easy fix with some compound/polish.
     
  11. Jun 9, 2010 at 7:31 AM
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    It's a micro polish that breaks down during application. It won't harm your finish, but it might require several or more applications to get the results you want.
     
  12. Jun 9, 2010 at 7:31 AM
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    Okay thanks for the advise I'll pickup that scratch-x stuff this afternoon...
     
  13. Jun 9, 2010 at 7:35 AM
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    clay bar, wax, buff, polish...:D
     
  14. Jun 9, 2010 at 7:36 AM
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    I've done that so many times on my tailgate. It looks like I have a drunken night :eek:
     
  15. Jun 9, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    ^ EXACTLY!

    just did this too my truck and most all scratches came out...the rest of the scratches are character I guess. I run a cleaning business and I use 3m eraser pads on alot of my scuffs and scratches and 9 times out of ten they come out within seconds.
     
  16. Jun 9, 2010 at 9:16 AM
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    McGuires DACP (Dual Action Cleaning Polish) Not sure if you will find it at the local auto parts stores easily but the stuff works miracles. My wifes truck had a shopping cart ride down the side of it one day and I pulled out the DACP with an Orbital Buffer and good as new. I use it all the time and I would be willing to bet it would pull that scratch out in less than 5 minutes.
     
  17. Jun 9, 2010 at 9:24 AM
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    dont waste ur time buffing if ur nail dips into the crack, haha that sounded quite rude. use a scratch remover from kragen or autozone. u can maybe get rid of the white mark but ull always see it. u dont need a buffer if its 3 - 4 inches, just rubb it in baby. u need a buffer if its a whole car
     
  18. Jun 9, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    clay polish wax
     
  19. Jun 9, 2010 at 9:53 AM
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    I did that too my truck too like the second week I got it. Not as big as yours but noticeable by me. I used some scratchx and it seemed to work.
     
  20. Jun 9, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    So a clay bar will help take scratches out? Is it just for minor ones or will it work on some deeper ones also?
     
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