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Removing scratches from sticks?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by TacoCo, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Dec 18, 2008 at 11:11 AM
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    TacoCo

    TacoCo [OP] Aspiring wrench monkey

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    So, a few weeks ago, my wife insisted that we go out on our friend's ranch and cut a christmas tree down. We wound up on a narrow, overgrown, rarely used road, and I've got streaks from the overgrown sagebrush all along the length of my truck. What's the best way to get rid of these?

    I'm assuming I'll need to get something like the Porter Cable 7424 random orbit polisher and some polishing compound. If anyone has any recommendations on products to use, methods, etc. I'd greatly appreciate it.
     
  2. Dec 18, 2008 at 11:35 AM
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  3. Dec 18, 2008 at 11:56 AM
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    I would first off try to get them out by hand, then go to a buffer. There are a number of products out their and I am sure some members will ring out on them.
    I use a product called 1Grand, it has worked wonders for me, and just used it when I came back from a hunting trip.

    I know it probably bums you out, but it was bound to happen. Like posted it will be alright.
     
  4. Dec 18, 2008 at 12:01 PM
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    Yeah, I certainly expected to happen. I've just always had lighter color vehicles, so it's never been as noticeable as it is on the MGM (last one was a white 4Runner). I've got some light swirl marks too from a towel that I used to dry it off that apparently had some dirt, so I want to get those out too... I don't think it'll be easy to get 'em out by hand, and with a dark colored truck, I'll get plenty of use out of a polisher, so I figure it's worth the investment. Would be interested in hearing what kinda polishes and polishing pads etc. people recommend.
     
  5. Dec 18, 2008 at 12:12 PM
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    Don't mean to hi-jack this thread, but I like the shot of the sliders. Most time you see them straight on. Mind is made up now...Shrocks correct?
     
  6. Dec 18, 2008 at 6:07 PM
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