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Scratch Removal?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by jjw1, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Nov 19, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    jjw1

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    Weather Tech Floor Liners, Truxedo Bed Cover, OEM Silver Step Bars, Debadged, Colormatched Satoshi, Wet Okoles, OEM Roof Rack, Bed Mat, Locking Gas Cap, and removed Mud Flaps
    Anyone know how to remove scratches from the plastic mirrors? I went out to a mud hole today and the trail to get there was a little tight in some places. Now my mirrors have some scratches and I want them gone. PS No, I did not take my truck in the mud :p
     
  2. Nov 20, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    PolishAndWax.com

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    If they are painted plastic, the process is the same as removing a scratch from a hood, fender, etc.; use a high-quality polish.

    If they're not painted, there's not much you can do.
     
  3. Nov 20, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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    I guess I'm SOL :(
     
  4. Nov 20, 2011 at 8:48 AM
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    They aren't deep scratches but still...
     
  5. Nov 20, 2011 at 9:25 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    The only way to remove those scratches is to rid your psyche of it being an issue.

    Especially if you venture into the woods
     
  6. Nov 20, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    True but I don't have plans to off road. My brother failed to tell me the road we had to take was tight in places and I could've gotten stuck. Now my baby has scratched mirrors. :(
     
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