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Old 10-19-2004, 05:30 PM   #1
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Angry Need Opinion on Scratch Removal...

Some ****er (excuse my language, but hes ****in dead tomorrow) got the "bright" idea of jumping on the hood of my car today with his foot. It was raining out and his foot slipped across the hood.

I came home and checked it out after verbally assaulting his *** and found some hairline scratches where his foot was.

Anyone know of any product(s) that would remove hairline scratches without ruining the look of the paint (basically, nothing noticable)?

I'm really desperate here and you bet your *** I won't be the one paying for these products.
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Some ****er (excuse my language, but hes ****in dead tomorrow) got the "bright" idea of jumping on the hood of my car today with his foot. It was raining out and his foot slipped across the hood.

I came home and checked it out after verbally assaulting his *** and found some hairline scratches where his foot was.

Anyone know of any product(s) that would remove hairline scratches without ruining the look of the paint (basically, nothing noticable)?

I'm really desperate here and you bet your *** I won't be the one paying for these products.
Just tell him you are going to need the whole hood repainted

other than that pm fishers he can help you out no doubt
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Old 10-19-2004, 05:34 PM   #3
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If you have soft hands u can use rubbing compund if the scratches are light. I used it once near my side scoops, and it was on a dent actually. It worked well, but it took a bit of the clear coat off since i got a little excited. Can't tell i had another cars paint on there though, all you can see is the dent.
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Well you see Brent, the problem with that is I'm not the type of person that will go to the extremes unless its necessary; especially since this kid is supposed to be my friend.

Hopefully fishers will see this thread and lend his expertise. I'm really down in the dumps now and would love some ideas.

I thought about rubbing compound, and yes I have soft hands, but I've never used anything like that on my car, let alone any others, so it'd be something new to me.
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show pics and i will tell u what to do
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you can try 3m perfect it II clear coat safe rubbing compound its the only brand and type i would use, the other stuff may make it worse.... if that wont get it out take it to a pro and see what they can do dont keep on using it if it wont come put after 5 applications then forget about it....remember you are smearing the clear around so it will work better to go in circles and some across the scratches. after this make sure you wax the area a good bit, i tried some turtle wax it made it WORSE and dulled the paint... luckly i got it back shinny like new.
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turtltle wax sucks never use that crap. depends how deep the scratch is rubbing compound might not even help. did the paint come off or is it just a fine scratch
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try some meguiars scratch X, but other then that ill need some pics cause there are lots of thinks i can think of, like is it a light or heavy scratch, (does your finger nail catch in the scratch?) with 3M cut's u will need a high speed buffer,
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its a fine scratch....The paint is not split.

It would be difficult to get pics cause its so thin, but I still can see it and I want it gone.

Could it be a scratch in the coating over the paint? I mean my finger nail lets me know where it is, but its not like my nail gets caught going over it.
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wet sand that little area with 1500 grit wet sand paper than buff it. then apply glaze and wax. 3m is the best
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ive always done rubbing compound and a crapload of elbowgrease, but i dunno how deep your scratches are...
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wet sand that little area with 1500 grit wet sand paper than buff it. then apply glaze and wax. 3m is the best
umm if its that light then use some meguiars scratch x or cali scratch stuff, both the same, but DO NOT wet sand the area unless you know how to high speed buff the area...
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use maguiers scratch x it is safe for clear coats dont use anything like 1500gr go to your local hobby shop for a fexgrit polishing kit paper starts at 3200gr and goes down to 12000 gr and is used for polishing plexiglass to perfection back up with flannel buff and wax as usual
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We have been over this topic a few times... Here is what I posted in another thread...

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I would try to avoid color sanding "wet sanding" if you can, and use that as your last step. I cant see your car and tell how deep the scratches are, but I would start out bye using a "Dual Action Polisher". A Dual Action Polisher can be used to the novice, it wont burn through the paint like a Circular Polisher will. If you can find someone with either one of those, I would start there. As a novice... I wouldnt use the Circular Polisher without some practive first.

You will need a good cutting compound: "Meguiar's No. 9 Swirl Remover" or "3M Perfect-It Swirl Remover" may do the trick, there are finer cutting compounds out there if not.

If you cant find any of these things, you might have to take your car some place that can buff out your car for you, not sure how much they will charge for just the top of you car.
Honestly Meguiar's Scratch X sucks, if you going to use a Meguiar's product, use Meguiar's No. 9 Swirl Remover.

If the scratch is deep, your more or less going to need take it in and have someone either try to polish the scratch out, or get it repainted... I doubt you can get it out by hand...
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kapers right, he put what i should of put, i was not ina good mood last ngiht with a killer headach.
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if it was made by a shoe, i doubt it was a small light scratch, also without pictures you cant suggest anything
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if it was made by a shoe, i doubt it was a small light scratch, also without pictures you cant suggest anything
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BTW all, I polished out a FLAT Blue clearcoat on my 89 and it now has a nice gloss thanks to scratch x and a mothers clay bar
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BTW all, I polished out a FLAT Blue clearcoat on my 89 and it now has a nice gloss thanks to scratch x and a mothers clay bar
clay will only clean the paint. it WILL NOT shine or protect the paint, Only to clean the paint from tree sap, fall out, and overspray...
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i used a clay bar on my paint but the paint was to damn clean it didnt do anything....
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i bet it did, does it feel smother at all?^^^
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especially since this kid is supposed to be my friend.
id reevaluate my "friend" if i were you... if anyone ever jumped on my hood, friend or not, theyd be buying me a new hood, and eating through a straw for a few months..
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That's kinda like my "friend"'s little brother who decided to pelt my car with rocks...then proceeded to tell me that "I" needed to calm down.
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i bet it did, does it feel smother at all?^^^
it would help most people no doubt but my cars paint is to damn clean and well taken care of so it didnt do jack for me, I NEVER let sap get on my car or any of that its a great idea to use it, my paint was just to clean for it to help me much at all if any.
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it would help most people no doubt but my cars paint is to damn clean and well taken care of so it didnt do jack for me, I NEVER let sap get on my car or any of that its a great idea to use it, my paint was just to clean for it to help me much at all if any.
CRAZY, MOST PEOPLES CAR WOULD HAVE FELT A REAL BIG DIFFERENCE. GUESS YOU REALLY REALLY TAKE CAR OF DA STANG
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