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Old 05-23-2013, 02:58 PM   #1
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how to get surface scratches out

Ok guys I accidentally of course put a few small scratches on the top of my trunk. I did this using that damn pinnacle hard water spot remover. The little beads fell onto my trunk and was under the window cleaner and I moved the bottle across my trunk and scratch...you cant even feel em when you run your hand over em....just can see em when the light hits em. So my question is....someone told me clay bar will take them out. If not what will?! Needless to say I wont be using pinnacle anymore. I will use clay bar to get hard water spots out.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:01 PM   #2
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Try clay bar/wax
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:11 PM   #3
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Ok cool. Just wanted some actual mustanger advice lol
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Get some polishing compound, should help
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Get some polishing compound, should help
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A clay bar has absolutely nothing to do with scratch removal. All a claybar does is remove surface contaminants.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:30 AM   #7
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A clay bar has absolutely nothing to do with scratch removal. All a claybar does is remove surface contaminants.
Thats what I thought.
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I use all three at once when i detail mine, just forgot to put the compound. My apologies
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:25 AM   #9
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Yea I do too but it doesnt need clay bar right now...I just need something to get those tiny scratches out right now cuz they r buggin me. Lol. Only I can see em but still
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Thats how i am, im a perfectionist lol. Anything tiny wrong bothers me
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:55 AM   #11
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Me too!!! Sucks dont it?! Lol
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i usually use meguiars scratch out on the spot take it off then wax
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Ok guys I accidentally of course put a few small scratches on the top of my trunk. I did this using that damn pinnacle hard water spot remover. The little beads fell onto my trunk and was under the window cleaner and I moved the bottle across my trunk and scratch...you cant even feel em when you run your hand over em....just can see em when the light hits em. So my question is....someone told me clay bar will take them out. If not what will?! Needless to say I wont be using pinnacle anymore. I will use clay bar to get hard water spots out.
I am hoping these are micro scratches...but to be sure if you can catch your finger nail on them...they may be to deep for minor correction. Several have suggested some scratch remover...many good ones out there and should work fine....work slow and use small amounts of the product...start least aggresive and then work up if needed. Of course you will need to replace the protection you are removing....and I know you know what to use for that.
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I am hoping these are micro scratches...but to be sure if you can catch your finger nail on them...they may be to deep for minor correction. Several have suggested some scratch remover...many good ones out there and should work fine....work slow and use small amounts of the product...start least aggresive and then work up if needed. Of course you will need to replace the protection you are removing....and I know you know what to use for that.
+1. Thank you...I sure do. Im actually getting ready to head out and croftgate shine her up! Lol
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+1. Thank you...I sure do. Im actually getting ready to head out and croftgate shine her up! Lol
very happy to hear that....and from now on....no more bottles on the paint!
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Yes sir! Learned my lesson the hard way. I will probably never use that pinnacle again either! Btw my fingernail didnt catch in the scratch so that is a good thing I guess!!
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Yes sir! Learned my lesson the hard way. I will probably never use that pinnacle again either! Btw my fingernail didnt catch in the scratch so that is a good thing I guess!!
Excellent...just a little micro marring. Easy on the scratch x products....start slow and move up f you have to.
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