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Scratch on tailgate

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Connormc11, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Nov 19, 2013 at 11:40 AM
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    Connormc11

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    So i was an idiot and carried my bike over my tail gate with a towel instead of my Dikine pad. Is Meguiar's #105 the best thing to get this thing out?

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  2. Nov 19, 2013 at 12:24 PM
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    Can you feel those with your fingernail? If you can then nothing will get them out. If you cannot, then 105 with a machine polisher should get it out.
     
  3. Nov 19, 2013 at 1:52 PM
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    That stuff should come out really easily.
     
  4. Nov 20, 2013 at 5:00 AM
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    No, i can't feel them with my finger nail. I'm pretty sure it was just a small piece of gravel that got under the towel and bounced around on the road. its shallow, but being on a black truck i was scared to do anything that might make it worse.
     
  5. Nov 20, 2013 at 5:30 AM
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    U need paint or Plati dip or big sticker
     
  6. Nov 20, 2013 at 6:03 AM
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    Its a truck, get over it ......

    Take it wheelin and get some trail rash to match.
     
  7. Nov 20, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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    Not everyone who has a truck, has one to beat the shit out of it. Some of us didn't drop 26K or more in a vehicle to treat like a piece of garbage.


    Get a porter cable 7424 or a flex along with the 105, it should come out if you cannot feel it.
     
  8. Nov 20, 2013 at 11:08 AM
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    Seabass

    Seabass I need to go return some videotapes...

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    Roger that.

    I pussyfooted with my truck for the first 2 years, keeping it pristine. Now I'm not happy unless I come back with trail damage. It's a lifestyle.

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  9. Nov 20, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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    Seabass I need to go return some videotapes...

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    My truck is far from a piece of garbage. It can just do twice as much as it was manufactured for, just at the small price of some superficial damage.

    I'm sure OP won't get cockblocked and have his girlfriend break up with him just because his tailgate has a scratch. Life goes on. Buff it out, put some wax on it, and stop looking at your trucks with a microscope or you'll bust a blood vessel before you're 40.
     
  10. Nov 20, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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    Wow, someone has sand in their vajayjay........ And I don't treat my Tacoma or Tundra like garbage, I just realize life is too short to sweat a little paint. :D
     
  11. Nov 20, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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    Sorry but I am tired of hearing its a truck get over it. I don't fret over every little chip or scratch but I do try to take care of it and avoid them if possible. Not everyone on this board wheels their truck.
     
  12. Nov 20, 2013 at 2:01 PM
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    Seabass I need to go return some videotapes...

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    Well that escalated quickly.

    Ok OP, I've worked miracles with some rubbing compound and wax. Seen deep scratches in the clear coat virtually disappear. Just don't cut too much clear coat away with the rubbing compound and you'll be fine. Wax really fills in the rest.
     
  13. Nov 20, 2013 at 2:09 PM
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    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    Calm down Bitches
     
  14. Nov 20, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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    Seabass I need to go return some videotapes...

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    Bitchez be calm now
     
  15. Nov 20, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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    I started off fretting about every little scratch when I first got my truck and after taking it wheeling a few times it really doesn't bother me any more.

    You can work some pretty crazy miracles with a polisher and some time. I took my buddies dark green 1st gen taco that was covered in trail rash and made it look nearly new.

    Those little scratches are nothing you could probably even finger bomb them out with some swirl remover by the look of it.
     
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