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Old 01-02-2013, 05:59 PM   #1
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Semi Bad Scratches on 10GT Body

This morning I woke up to get something out of my car and I came to realize that there are some scratches on my back fender. I was very shocked because I barely drove my car this weekend so I was guessing it must of happened on the freeway by some rocks but who knows. Long story short I tried taking the scratches off by waxing it a couple times. It did work a little by removing the majority and making them less noticeable. Unfortunately I can still see them and its bugging the crap out of me. I was wondering if there's anything I can use that can help remove them without it costing an arm and a leg. I was told theres some compound that can melt ur paint into the scratches but I wasn't sure if that can be used with my paint?? I was also told about touch up paint from dealerships but how much is that?? I always though anything from dealerships is expensive. I am open to suggestions and want these scratches gone. Like I said there semi bad scratches some I could barely feel the dent and some I can't feel at all. There's only one chip that I know woont come out but I rather have the majority of it off!
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touch up paint from a dealer is like $15
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This is what I'm looking at
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touch up paint from a dealer is like $15
Now I've seen on a car but the color didn't seem to fit with it. You totally can tell there was a touch up. Maybe the person applied it wrong who knows? Have u seem it actually work?
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Have u tried rubbing compound. Something with abrasion?
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Have u tried rubbing compound. Something with abrasion?
Haven't heard of rubbing compound being used. Does that do something to the paint?? Is it used to remove scratches?? Not sure what u mean by abrasion! Lol
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Haven't heard of rubbing compound being used. Does that do something to the paint?? Is it used to remove scratches?? Not sure what u mean by abrasion! Lol
Yea it's a common use for scratches as long as they're not too deep. How it works is with the abrasive (means its kind of rough) compound. It acts as a very fine sandpaper. Don't let that scare u I know it sounds bad.

What it does is when u apply it and rub it in with a buffer pad it evens out the paint and fills in the scratches. The result is u can't see the scratches anymore.. Get a good rubbing compound and a buffer pad and a microfiber cloth.

Apply the compound (be generous with it) and rub it in with the buffer pad (u will have to use some pressure, takes a little elbow grease) then once it basically becomes a haze u can buff it off with a microfiber cloth. Repeat until scratches r gone. The. Put a coat of wax on top to protect it
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Now I've seen on a car but the color didn't seem to fit with it. You totally can tell there was a touch up. Maybe the person applied it wrong who knows? Have u seem it actually work?
They have touch up paint but IMO it sucks and i believe you also need a clear coat for it as well.
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Any good running compound you suggest? Is there a specific amount to add? Is a buffer pad necessary or can I just use a cloth?

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They have touch up paint but IMO it sucks and i believe you also need a clear coat for it as well.
I figured. I saw some touch up paint on a Altima and you can totally tell there's a touch up.
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I like meguiars. There's some stuff out called ultimate compound that I've never used but it got great reviews and supposedly works well. Just apply a decent amount over the scratches and rub it in. U will prob need to do it multiple times. U can prob use a cloth. I've always used a pad but a cloth might work too
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This is what I'm looking at
I know this might be off topic but that didn't come from a rock on the highway. Either you hit something or something hit you. looks like someone backed into you or you backed into something and it probably was not hard enough to notice bc it isn't bad.
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Unless you go to an auto body shop that sells paint and stuff, you can never go wrong with 3M products.

As stated, use a rubbing compound and if they're not too deep, you'll be happy with the results.
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I like meguiars. There's some stuff out called ultimate compound that I've never used but it got great reviews and supposedly works well. Just apply a decent amount over the scratches and rub it in. U will prob need to do it multiple times. U can prob use a cloth. I've always used a pad but a cloth might work too
I've used this... Works great (both by hand and with random orbital) to remove clear coat scratches... Anything deeper, have a shop repair it.

Use a good wax afterwards.
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I've used this... Works great (both by hand and with random orbital) to remove clear coat scratches... Anything deeper, have a shop repair it.

Use a good wax afterwards.
Awesome. That UC looks like its good stuff. I wanna try it
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I know this might be off topic but that didn't come from a rock on the highway. Either you hit something or something hit you. looks like someone backed into you or you backed into something and it probably was not hard enough to notice bc it isn't bad.
Hmm..
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Unless you go to an auto body shop that sells paint and stuff, you can never go wrong with 3M products.

As stated, use a rubbing compound and if they're not too deep, you'll be happy with the results.
I've also found the AMMO products to be especially effective.
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Now I've seen on a car but the color didn't seem to fit with it. You totally can tell there was a touch up. Maybe the person applied it wrong who knows? Have u seem it actually work?
lol I bought mine to paint the gt on the back kona blud
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it may all buff out, get a detailer with a buffer (a professional) to look at it, wotn cost a ton and will look like new.

You could try yourself with rubbing compound (3m clear coat safe) and a few tries to smooth it out but it just depends on how deep it is.
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