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Removing scratches problem

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by tmcmanus7, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Aug 2, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    tmcmanus7

    tmcmanus7 [OP] Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?

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    I bought some turtle wax scratch remover which came with a clear coat gel pen which is used to fill scratches then I sand them away with sand paper that is also included (2400 - 4000 grit). Well now i can still see where i applied the clear coat and it is noticable where the sand paper has rubbed. Is there anything I can try or should i cut my losses and take it to a proffesional
     
  2. Aug 2, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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    Hit a tree. It's easier than trying to take care of your paint.
     
  3. Aug 2, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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    tmcmanus7

    tmcmanus7 [OP] Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?

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    Not saying it hasnt ran through my mind but nah.
     
  4. Aug 2, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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    Once sandpaper touches paint a good buff will shine it back up, those cheap orbital ones might work but a pro would be your best bet.
     
  5. Aug 2, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    Yeti75

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    Rule of thumb: Run your finger across the scratch and if your nail hangs/catches in the scratch, its too deep to buff out. If it doesnt catch you should be able to remove them. If these sandpaper scratches are topical like this, and with that fine of a sand paper I would think they would be, then they too will buff out. You can either invest in a polisher and some polishes, or take it and have someone buff it out. You can get kits with these polishers and polishes for around $300. If its just one spot, someone could spot buff it or just a panel for you for far less. Of course this depends on the overall look of the rest of the car. You will definitely notice a buffed out panel sitting next to a neglected panel, so the whole vehicle might need to be done. A lot of factors there.

    I'm no pro so I could be corrected, but from my experience, thats how it goes. Hope that helps!
     
  6. Aug 3, 2011 at 5:52 AM
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    Gooch

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    A wool pad and some good polish on a rotary buffer will take out sandpaper scratches. But you need to use caution...if not done right, you will do more harm than good.

    If you were local, I'd take care of it for you.
     
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