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Scratch removal?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by petersharp, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Nov 2, 2008 at 4:08 PM
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    petersharp

    petersharp [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just went out in the Taco to do some exploring and had to keep the foot down in a couple of sandy areas to keep from bogging down. Off course, those were the areas that had overhanging branches. :mad:

    So I have a few scratches on the body work (inc body-colored plastic bits such as wing mirrors). I hit them once with some Turtle Wax which helped, but they can still be seen at an angle.

    Any tips on good products/methods for 100% fix?
     
  2. Nov 2, 2008 at 4:15 PM
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    longbow

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    for me, I use 1 Grand, now for a sctatch that it through to the paint that is another story.
    I run through prarie grass alot, along with small saplings and they play havic with the front bumper, my skip plate looks like something from the 60's when I get home. The 1 Grand removes everything off the paint, now this is just me and my opinion, and I know FOR SURE you will get alot more ideas/advice from people here.
     
  3. Nov 2, 2008 at 5:29 PM
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    Is this the stuff you mean?

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  4. Nov 2, 2008 at 8:16 PM
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    I used Meguires Scratch-X with pretty good results. If the scratches are in the clearcoat it will help, but if they're deeper - it won't do much.
     
  5. Nov 2, 2008 at 8:24 PM
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    ^Same here and that's my recommendation.
     
  6. Nov 3, 2008 at 6:37 AM
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    i recomend trying the listed products above if they dont work then u can wet sand them out with 2000 grit and then buff out with compound then buff with polishing glaze. however i am a professional so it is easy for me to say to do this. u could just take it to a shop and they will do it for u.
     
  7. Nov 3, 2008 at 6:43 AM
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    also u might wanna try some rubbing compound. as long as you cant drop your nail into it they will come out.
     
  8. Nov 3, 2008 at 7:29 AM
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    Great thread. I've got some tree / briar racing stripes on my black taco. A few have scraped through to white - ugh.

    I've got a good scratch on my hood from a dirty automated car wash and the detail shop, of course, was not liable.
     
  9. Nov 4, 2008 at 1:51 PM
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    I have a few scratches on my front bumper from someone hitting me in a parking lot. The paint was scratched off and there is a gouge in the plastic. What is the best way 2 fix.

    Thanks for any ideas!
     
  10. Nov 4, 2008 at 7:57 PM
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    Thats what i would use bro..

    Welcome to TW brothaman..:D
     
  11. Nov 5, 2008 at 12:11 PM
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    Thanks brotha!
     
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