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Scratched my truck

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by MontanaTaco, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. Sep 7, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    MontanaTaco

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    So I did some off roading and scratched my truck. It seems like the paint will scratch by just looking at it.....anyone know how to get them out?
     
  2. Sep 8, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    I use a porter cable orbital buffer. Best $100 ever spent and makes brush/tree branch scratches disappear. They sell em at Coastal Tools. Use with a fine polish, apply wax good to go.

    Agree the paint does scratch very easily. My mtn bike grip rubbed the paint & scratched it.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2010 at 8:48 AM
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    brutalguyracing

    brutalguyracing BIG DADDY

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    its just the first ones hurt the most after that it gets easier
     
  4. Sep 9, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    TruKnight

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    I can definately relate, our trucks scratch way too easy. Buffing should work as long as your gentle and the scratches arent too deep, if they are, youll prolly need to invest in a touch up paint pen.
     
  5. Sep 10, 2010 at 12:43 PM
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    95SLE

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    Judy you are the WOMAN!! Good advise right there.
     
  6. Sep 10, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    1337Taco

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    Haha, this is after I washed/ waxed/ buffed my truck. I hated the scratches at first, but now I don't care to much.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Sep 10, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    stroM-

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    That shots sick kevin. like the perspective and the 35's :cool:
     
  8. Sep 10, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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    4X4_TRD

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    x2 I also didn't like the scratches at first but it now looks like I actually take my truck out. No mall crawler here!! :D
     
  9. Sep 10, 2010 at 12:59 PM
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    JLee

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    I put my first pin stripes on last weekend doing some light wheelin on a tight trail. I bought a silver truck just for that reason you can't see the blemishes on the paint that much and so far it's working you can't really see them until you really look.

    And Kevin has custom pin striping you can't buy in any store. I say take you truck out doors and live a little they don't have the nick name TOY for nothing.
     
  10. Sep 10, 2010 at 1:03 PM
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    mj918

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    Yep exactly! The first week I had my truck, my dogs jumped out (not moving) and scratched the shit out of my tailgate!! And having a black truck made them very noticeable. Two years later, it sucks but its a truck, right?
     
  11. Sep 12, 2010 at 3:14 AM
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    KodiakToyTRD

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    What wax and polish did you use? I just took mine thru a tight ass trail today, looks like shit in the sun and covered in dust but they seem to be able to buff out...
     
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