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Wax for scratches?

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

  1. Apr 28, 2008 at 10:58 PM
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    pb2themax

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    To fix scratches you need a polish, not wax. Polish and wax are different. Many companies can confuse you though by calling a wax a polish.

    A real polish is made to clean and repair paint. It works like liquid sand paper. The polish is smoothing out that scratch and making it appear to disappear. Polish doesn't leave any kind of protectant on the paint.

    A wax is just for protecting paint and adding gloss.

    If your paint has scratches or swirls then you need to polish it first, and then once the paint is repaired then you should apply wax. Polishing is a very important step, and it can take some time and effort. If you do a good polish job then it will make your wax job look better.
     
  2. May 16, 2008 at 8:08 AM
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    stevedidj

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    Anybody got any positive or negative feedback about Quixx scratch removal system? I put a scratch in my Impulse Red 2008 last weekend - most reviews point toward Quixx as the best bet. Any suggestions? The scratch does not break through the color layer to the primer, and was abraded by the end of a fiberglass tree-trimming pole, so it's wide and looks like a pencil-width sandpaper swath.
     
  3. May 16, 2008 at 8:24 AM
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    IMO stuff called GS-27 that comes in a tube sold at auto stores. It sort of robs some pigment from the surrounding area as you swirl it around and fills in the scratches pretty well. Then you have to put a wax on it.:)
     
  4. May 27, 2008 at 1:27 AM
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  5. Sep 14, 2008 at 2:00 AM
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    Though this is a late reply, I figured its good to share for people using search on this product. I just used Quixx on some bad scratches... they came out perfectly! I highly recommend this.
     
  6. Sep 14, 2008 at 2:12 AM
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    I'm glad you revived this thread. I got some nice information in here. :D
     
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