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Wax for scratches?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Joel Fox, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. Sep 25, 2007 at 3:49 PM
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    Joel Fox

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    What is the best wax to cover scratches? My color is impulse red, pearlized??
     
  2. Sep 25, 2007 at 11:37 PM
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    How deep are they? Any pics?
     
  3. Sep 26, 2007 at 5:16 AM
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    No pic's yet... the scratches are from my belt buckle. I would say they are very light minor scratches.
     
  4. Sep 26, 2007 at 10:23 AM
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    Any sort of polish will work. You should then follow that up with wax as well to protect it.
     
  5. Sep 26, 2007 at 1:55 PM
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    Thanks....:)
     
  6. Sep 26, 2007 at 9:03 PM
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    Don't get cleaning compound or anything with harsh abrasives, that would be bad!
     
  7. Sep 27, 2007 at 5:00 AM
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    I was thinking of using a wax that had colorant in it already. I just didn't know if the color in the wax would make the scratches stand out or disappear? Because the paint is pearled.:confused:
     
  8. Sep 27, 2007 at 11:44 PM
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    That should be fine, but I would still use a polish and then a wax first.
     
  9. Sep 29, 2007 at 10:31 AM
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    I used a Meguiar's quick wax. It only minimized the very smallest scratches. Worked good as a wax though. I'll try the colored on next.
     
  10. Sep 29, 2007 at 11:08 AM
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    Have a go with Meguires NXT, it is expensive but the results are outstanding. I can do my whole truck in about 30 minutes, Wax on, wax off without the arm ache.
     
  11. Sep 29, 2007 at 3:32 PM
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    try some scratch x.....i believe meguiars has it, then polish and wax, then you should be good to go!!
     
  12. Nov 29, 2007 at 2:16 AM
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    This is what I use to do with my wife's old suv and it did the trick,as long its for minor scratchs.
     
  13. Apr 25, 2008 at 9:18 AM
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    Has anyone ever used nufinish? I would assume it's the same as scratch x but since nufinish doesn't have meguiars name on it I would think it would be a little cheaper.
     
  14. Apr 25, 2008 at 10:01 AM
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    i think nufinish is more of a polish than a scratch remover.
     
  15. Apr 25, 2008 at 10:06 AM
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    I always felt that Meguiar's Cleaner Wax removed swirls and minor scratches as well as Scratch-X.
     
  19. Apr 26, 2008 at 5:44 PM
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    If small and not clear through the paint. McGuiars' Scratch X, and Harley Davidsons' swirl & scratch treatment works real well $5 for 8 oz.. Shouldn't hurt the clear coat with either. Us harley rider are a picky lot I might add. ;)
     
  20. Apr 26, 2008 at 8:46 PM
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    what about the scratches behind the door handles.
     
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