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Tiny Scratches EVERYWHERE

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by PVT Pablo, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. Mar 19, 2013 at 7:59 PM
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    PVT Pablo

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    Hey everyone,

    So I've had my truck for 2 years now and the brush rash is really starting to show on my black truck. It looks like I drove through a razor bladed sphicter (best way I could think to describe it haha) and I have long thin lines running the length of the truck. If I wash and wax it the scratches go away for the most part but is their anything more permanent?

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Mar 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM
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    Oowen

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    husky liners highway products tool box shorty antenna Bilstien 5100's 20% tint
    Clay bar it. Usually works.
    Or it's a truck gives it character
     
  3. Mar 19, 2013 at 8:04 PM
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    Konaborne

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    clay bars get rid of surface impurities

    OP, get a good polish and buffer, that should take out most of the swirling and light scratches
     
  4. Mar 19, 2013 at 8:11 PM
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    PVT Pablo

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    Alright thanks guys. I've never polished so I'll have to look into that. I can say, being as OCD as I am, I'll never own another black vehicle.
     
  5. Mar 20, 2013 at 6:50 PM
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    Amen.

    In addition, experiment on another car first, if you can.

    Black is TOUGH but nothing shines like black.
     
  6. Mar 20, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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    Oowen

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    In my case (lots of brush scratches) clay bar works just fine because the scratches are in the clear coat.
     
  7. Mar 20, 2013 at 7:11 PM
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    Black vehicles only look good right at sundown.
     
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    Paint it white :)
     
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  12. Mar 20, 2013 at 9:23 PM
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    Curious then, what's the best color so the scratches don't look as prominent?
     
  13. Mar 20, 2013 at 9:24 PM
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    White, hands down.
     
  14. Mar 21, 2013 at 11:41 AM
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    Agreed.

    Metallic silver is probably second to that. Doesn't shows scratches, dirt or water spots easily and IMHO looks much nicer than white.
     
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    Black isss hot though.
     
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    For three days off the lot, yes. I would agree nothing looks better than a black truck polished and shined, or a matte finish on black is beautiful too, but for looking good almost all the time and hiding damage; white wins hands down, every time.
     
  17. Mar 26, 2013 at 12:10 PM
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    I did the polish and wow, what a difference. Its funny, everywhere I've been today (gas station, auto parts store, computer store) someone has said something about my truck.

    Apparently shiny black, is better than dirty black :D
     
  18. Mar 26, 2013 at 12:13 PM
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    hit it with a DA polisher and you will be amazed.
     
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