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Old 02-24-2013, 12:46 PM   #1
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I'm always so careful with the car. I've always hand washed it always park away from any other cars in parking lots. I try to buy the best cleaning products etc. today during my wash I couldn't believe How scratched the taillights were I always use microfiber two bucket method grit guard etc. and I couldn't have scratched it more if I did it on purpose. Then I look at my Gt500 muffler tips and they are all scratched up and dirty which must have happened when I was TRYING to install that pos JBA X pipe that had terrible figment.

Summary be very cautious with tail lights they scratch if you look at them wrong. Also careful with wiggling around exhaust too much at least throw a rag on the exhaust tips.

Hard to see in the pic but here are examples and a pic of the car after my was in 49 deg weather

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Some plastic compound or ultra fine buffing compound by hand should fix the tail lights and I recommend 'Never Dull' on tail pipes and other metal.. The thing with never dull is just keep rubbing and it will come out unless it scored or scared deeply.
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The seam on a micro fiber towel will cause scratches like that. But honestly, that looks like you got some dirt trapped in your microfiber towel. I wax my tail lights and I have never had that issue.
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The seam on a micro fiber towel will cause scratches like that. But honestly, that looks like you got some dirt trapped in your microfiber towel. I wax my tail lights and I have never had that issue.
I use the purple pakshak MF towels which are supposed to be very good. I think I might getting it from drying but even with that IM very careful. Unless these scratches were there from the dealer and their automated washes.

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Some plastic compound or ultra fine buffing compound by hand should fix the tail lights and I recommend 'Never Dull' on tail pipes and other metal.. The thing with never dull is just keep rubbing and it will come out unless it scored or scared deeply.
On the way to look for it ha thanks.
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I use the purple pakshak MF towels which are supposed to be very good. I think I might getting it from drying but even with that IM very careful. Unless these scratches were there from the dealer and their automated washes.

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On the way to look for it ha thanks.
You'll be best with a plastic specific compound, very easy to make the problem worse if you use the wrong stage buffing compound on plastic
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Microfibers are soft but they pickup micro sized particles. And if you use them dry they can scratch. If there are tags remove them also if the edges are sewn then those can cause scratches.

If l use microfiber towels. I only buy Costcos yellow microfiber towel, I remove the tags then run them through a rinse cycle first. No soap!

Also, ZAINO makes a borderless towels that DOESN'T SCRATCH!! Period! I use all their products, well not quite all but 80% of it. Because they make the best! Check out their website. If you don't know it, go to zainostore.com check them out.
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I'm sorry... Bahahahahahahahahahaaaaa! You guys have beautiful cars! Other then the tail pipe, I can't really see what you're talking about. I really should post some pics of all the defects, scratches, chips, swirls, splotchiness and orange peel I see when I wash my car.
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I'm sorry... Bahahahahahahahahahaaaaa! You guys have beautiful cars! Other then the tail pipe, I can't really see what you're talking about. I really should post some pics of all the defects, scratches, chips, swirls, splotchiness and orange peel I see when I wash my car.
X2. Whenever I wash mine I find some little flaw, but its too much fun to drive it vs babying it
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:48 PM   #10
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X2. Whenever I wash mine I find some little flaw, but its too much fun to drive it vs babying it
I do too. At first it really got me down. Now I just enjoy her as she is. My bumper us jacked up though. Looks good in pictures but in person you can tell I live in Cincinnati with our crappy gravel covered roads.
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Ok exhaust polished perfectly. I used Mothers polish, wool type 0 (fine), and never dull. It looks better than when I bought it actually.

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Ok exhaust polished perfectly. I used Mothers polish, wool type 0 (fine), and never dull. It looks better than when I bought it actually.
Never Dull rocks!! Glad it worked out for you..
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Today's plastics vary widely in abrasion resistance, I use plastic scratch removers that work great on the visor for my motorcycle helmet on all the plastics that have scratches, it is a two part treatment with scratch remover, then a treatment to resist future scratches. The local plastic supply store has them.
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the exhaust is a super easy fix, its metal can be smoothed out since its not clear coated. As far as the tail lights you may see if the dealer will handle it if its something that looks that bad~
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:46 AM   #15
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I do too. At first it really got me down. Now I just enjoy her as she is. My bumper us jacked up though. Looks good in pictures but in person you can tell I live in Cincinnati with our crappy gravel covered roads.
Where do you live in Cincinnati? I live in Western Hills/Mack/Bridgetown area. I agree though, between all the frickin salt they put down on sunny days, the amount of dump trucks that use the road I have to travel on to work every day and my monthly trips to Columbus up 71 I have little nicks all over. I'm hoping that when I get it buffed after winter is over that it clears all that up lol.

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Ok exhaust polished perfectly. I used Mothers polish, wool type 0 (fine), and never dull. It looks better than when I bought it actually.

Those pipes turned out perfect. If I didn't just paint mine black I should have buffed it with that stuff first!
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I'm sorry... Bahahahahahahahahahaaaaa! You guys have beautiful cars! Other then the tail pipe, I can't really see what you're talking about. I really should post some pics of all the defects, scratches, chips, swirls, splotchiness and orange peel I see when I wash my car.
I'm like a defect detector, when I clean mine I can spot things you'd normally need someone to point out to you. Last time I washed I saw the most insignificant little imperfection that definitely came from the factory on my rear bumper and I was like noooooooooooooo. But you seriously have to put your eyeball 2 inches from it to even see it. The day I brought it home i found a paint chip. My heart nearly stopped haha. I guess you could say I'm a bit anal retentive.
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Where do you live in Cincinnati? I live in Western Hills/Mack/Bridgetown area. I agree though, between all the frickin salt they put down on sunny days, the amount of dump trucks that use the road I have to travel on to work every day and my monthly trips to Columbus up 71 I have little nicks all over. I'm hoping that when I get it buffed after winter is over that it clears all that up lol.

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Those pipes turned out perfect. If I didn't just paint mine black I should have buffed it with that stuff first!
I live in Wyoming next to finnytown. I drive to Florence 3-4 times a week for my job. Wrecked my bumper haha.
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Nice! Yeah I bet it did, 75/71 is like a high speed parking lot with debris flipping up constantly.
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Nice! Yeah I bet it did, 75/71 is like a high speed parking lot with debris flipping up constantly.
Yeah I thankfully drive early when it is dead and back late at night when it is dead so no parking lot but the road is just awful. We paid for that stadium but cannot get nice roads.
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dirt trapped in your microfiber towel. I wax my tail lights and I have never had that issue.
Bingo. Also, there are very little differences between a good product and bad product as far as cleaning. I use a sponge and I got away from micro tiles because they leave behind a lot of random stuff.

Sponge, soap, shammy, spray wax. Done.
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Bingo. Also, there are very little differences between a good product and bad product as far as cleaning. I use a sponge and I got away from micro tiles because they leave behind a lot of random stuff.

Sponge, soap, shammy, spray wax. Done.
I used to work for a guy in an Auto Parts store that used to go around cleaning cars for a living. In fact he said that he was sometimes flown out to a customers site to do their car and he said he even competed in events called a "Shine-Off". He told me to always use a Horse Hair Brush and I have been for about 15 years. The key is to constantly run water through the brush while you are removing surface dirt from the car. Of course I still use McGuires Car Wash Soap, but I haven't ever scratched any of my cars since, I have been using the brush. They aren't cheap, I think mine was about 100.00 in the 90's. Oh and another tip is to always wash a car from the top down, that way you are constantly moving dirt off of the car. And I have seen some experts change out the water in their buckets multiple times during a wash. It depends how anal you want to get
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