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Shopping cart scratch

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by sbates, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Sep 10, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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    sbates

    sbates [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I returned to my truck after shopping at a local supermarket. It looks like someone decided to run their shopping cart along both of my doors on my passenger side (sweet). It appears to only be on the surface. I'm not sure how to get rid of it. I tried bug and tar remover but it did nothing. It looks like the plastic corner of the shopping cart transferred to the surface of doors.

    Any ideas? :confused:

    Steve
     
  2. Sep 10, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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    A fire inside

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    Soap and water, then clay bar, then Meguiars ScratchX, then polish and wax.
     
  3. Sep 10, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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    Dadic 78

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    Was the shopping cart painted? And if so, is the paint transfer on your truck the same colour as the cart? If that's the case, then take some polish, and it'll come right off.

    If the scratch is white-ish looking, that's the clear being scuffed. You can polish that as well to get rid of it.

    Rule of thumb... If you run your fingernail over the scratch, and it catches, it's too deep to polish out.
     
  4. Oct 3, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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    WheelinJ91

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    And if it cant be polished out what is the next bes thing? i have a scratch on my pasenger side from offroad that is whitish looking. will check tonight if nail catches.
     
  5. Oct 3, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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    benbacher

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  6. Oct 3, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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    Haha i will be getting some, but they wouldnt have helped defend me from the tree..... hahaha
     
  7. Oct 3, 2012 at 4:41 PM
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    I don't know of a fix to make it look brand new again but at least get some touch up paint to fill it in so it's not bare metal and can prevent any corrosion. Check out this: http://www.drcolorchip.com/how-it-works.shtml I've been thinking about trying it
     
  8. Oct 3, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    WheelinJ91

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    well i just want it not as noticable.... its not really now unless you look for it but still....
     
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