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Light scratches on black paint

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by CharlieX, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. CharlieX

    CharlieX [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So my friend borrowed the new truck and had to put a large, heavy, cardboard box in the bed. Unfortunately she huffed it over the side instead of dropping the tailgate and sliding it in.... now i've got a whole swath of light scratches in the clear coat on the side of my bed :(


    any good recommends to minimize or remove these? I know they make car wax especially for black, but won't that wear away with time and the scratches will be back?
     
  2. 007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Sunruner19 is the guy you need to talk too. He does auto detailing.
     
  3. sandie

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    oooo...good topic! i'd love to hear about taking those annoying little scratches out too :D
     
  4. CharlieX

    CharlieX [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Someone told me Scratch-X is decent for those fine surface scratches.
     
  5. sandie

    sandie Well-Known Member

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    hmmmm, i've never heard of that. is it like a wax type of product?
     
  6. ScreamingTaco

    ScreamingTaco Huge Member

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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    I'm dreading the first scratch on my baby, but i know it will happen eventually. I have a black truck too, i'd like to know what to do when that terrible day finally comes....
     
  8. CharlieX

    CharlieX [OP] Well-Known Member

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    That's the rub... I totally pamper my Tacoma... but it gets used like a truck should. And the black just looks so good when it's clean!
     
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    The black also looks good with mud kicked up all over the side of it :) kinda turns me on a little....
     
  10. sandie

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    a bunch of my coworkers and i are having a mobile detailer guy come out next week to claybar/wax/detail our trucks (we ALL have trucks!)...he's doing it for a great deal too because there are like 6 vehicles (he'll be here 3 days)...anyway, i'm going to ask him to polish out my little scratches, and i'll let you all know how it goes :D
     
  11. gdawg25

    gdawg25 Zoom-Zoom

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    Anybody heard of Scratch Doctor by Nu Finish? I haven't used any yet, but I heard it was pretty good stuff. If it would ever stop snowing here, then I could clean my truck properly and do some much needed scratch removal. I'll let you know how the scratch doctor works when I try it out.
     
  12. CharlieX

    CharlieX [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well I ended up getting Scratch-X... It seems to work pretty well. I'd say it took the appearance of the scratches down 90%. That is, I have to really get close in bright sunlight to see them.
     
  13. CharlieX

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    Well I ended up getting Scratch-X... It seems to work pretty well. I'd say it took the appearance of the scratches down 90%. That is, I have to really get close in bright sunlight to see them.
     
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    Dredding the first scratch? Is this a pretty pre-runner that doesn't see the dirt? Why not just buy a car?
     
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    id say drag your buddy over by the ear and tell him to polish those scratches he put in it out..:D


     
  16. fasn8dave

    fasn8dave Hey guys watch THIS!

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    Good thread - my Black Sand Pearl paint looks like it's covered in spider web strands from the sand / dirt / mud / debris that's been rinsed and wiped off of it - I wouldn't mind polishing it back up.....
     
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    You can always just get a cut polish too. It buffs off a certain amount of the clearcoat with it so there is a limit to how many times you can cut, but if the scratch doesn't penetrate the clear coat then it will look like new.
     
  18. Brunes

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    Yeah...I was worried about scratches then I took it off roading- and now I don't care so much. I buff with polishing compound and a wax based cleaner/buffing spray and it works out alright...

    Still see them- but not so bad.
     
  19. FL Forester

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    Took mine to the woods less than 24 hours after signing the paperwork. I bought a truck to get me where I wanted to go. I haven't worried about the scratches yet. I do plan on taking to a friends body shop and letting them buff and wax my truck for me.
     
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