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scratch/stain

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by linkfeeney, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. Apr 2, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    linkfeeney

    linkfeeney [OP] Well-Known Member

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    some jerk hit my truck and left a HUGE line of white paint on it.

    what should i use? I got the meguiar's rubbing compound and polish compound, is that good enough?

    or should get the 3M hand glaze to really polish it up??
     
  2. Apr 2, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    Rocketball

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    Start with the least harsh product you have first. If that doesn't work, go to something that has a little more horse power, and so on.

    IMO using rubbing compound is a no-no. That will cause a lot of small scratches that will be very difficult and time consuming to remove.

    Try using a clay bar first. I has some paint on my truck from one of those orange carts at the Home Depot. The clay bar took off the paint, but it took some time, so be patient.

    If the clay bar doesn't work try using an abrasive free polishing compound.
     
  3. Apr 3, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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    Dadic 78

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    I would just giv'er with the Meguiars compound. Their retail product line isn't very aggressive, so you shouldn't get yourself into trouble with it. Just polish by hand though, and don't use a lot of pressure. Let the polish do the work. When you're done, hit it with the glaze to make it shine nice, and you're set.
     
  4. Apr 3, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    BryWi

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    The safest approach.

    That way you only get the level of abrasion you need to remove the mark...
     
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