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Old 02-26-2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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I had a small scratch on my car I used the 2 in 1 fix and wet sanded after application but I have a dull look to the area how can I bring shine back or do I need to clear coat
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I did the same thing a few years back I got so anal trying to get the scratch to blend perfect I sanded right thru the clear, I had to have the panel repainted and cleared, the reason for the repaint was there was a divet in the clear and the only way to keep the panel from looking wavey was to smooth out the area.
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Yeah it's irritating just money right lol at least it's probably better than a big black scrape to the bumper
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I had a small scratch on my car I used the 2 in 1 fix and wet sanded after application but I have a dull look to the area how can I bring shine back or do I need to clear coat
That dull spot is probably from sanding and not buffing out the scuff you made good enough. If you were using course sand paper that could be why. I drysand a scratch with 1500 sandpaper while using a DA sander, I never sand by hand because you get an uneven sanding process on the clearcoat. Then wetsand it with 3000 sandpaper to get a finer finish before I buff it out. I always use a machine buffer because doing it by hand will take all day. Another thing that dull spot could be from the compound, could have left swirls after buffing you should go over it with polish.

Also if you can feel a scratch and get your fingernail in it then it is not going to come out. If the scratch isn't coming out from sanding but you can still see it but not feel it stop sanding you are starting to get to far into the clearcoat, be careful buffing after it will be easier to burn through.

I hope this helps.
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