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Old 09-26-2008, 09:05 PM
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So someone was kind enough to leave some scratches on my car the other day.....black paint.

Best way to remove the scratches? They aren't DEEP DEEP but not something that will just rub out really quick.
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:54 AM
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are they scratches or scuffs. try a little clay if you have some laying around. if it's a scuff and there is no clay present, try a little bug and tar remover on a towel. you may be able to remove the other color that way. if not, try a little rubbing compound and a hand rub. if that fails, hit it with the buffer and apply a coat of wax.
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I am pretty sure its actually scratches


I was actually gonna do the entire car today, but I have been sick and had a fever, so I slept all day. But I will do it on Tuesday and let you guys know how it goes.
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I am pretty sure its actually scratches


I was actually gonna do the entire car today, but I have been sick and had a fever, so I slept all day. But I will do it on Tuesday and let you guys know how it goes.
If they are scratches, the only thing that will remove them is machine polishing with proper polishes and compounds. If you gently rub the back of your fingernail over them, can you feel the scratch? If so, then you'll 99% won't be able to completely remove them.


In the mean time, wash the car and dry it. Grab some good clay, I prefer clay magic if using over the counter. Spray and clay, be very generous with the lube. IF you run out, just use some water with car soap in it.

Then, grab a bottle of #7 professional Meguiar's glaze. It's one of the better glazes you can buy from retail stores. This is a very heavy filler and cleaner. It'll help clean and restore some of the depth to the paint. The filler will basically "hide" and micro marring and light scratches the paint has, giving the paint the effect of being freshly polished. The filler will gradually go away after a couple months.

Finally, protect your work with a decent wax. I haven't been up to date on recent waxes over the counter so it's your choice. However, with winter coming I'd recommend a synthetic sealant. IF IF IF you can find it, look for a product called Collinite Double Wax, I believe #476 (Don't hold me to it.) Basically any wax by Collinite is extremely durable. They got their name by being a marine wax.


That's most stuff you can get over the counter
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well, as soon as the weather cooperates, I will do this.....I started today, and suddenly it started to sprinkle......
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Finally got to detailing the car today.

Never used a clay bar before. Honestly, I didn't see much of a difference, so either my car is not that bad, or I was doing it wrong. Basically, I was spraying the stuff I was supposed to, then going over it with the bar. This is of course after I washed the car.

I went over the car with the buffer several times and applied several coats of wax. Car looks nice now, except I have one complaint/question.....

How do you keep the fibers from the terry cloth from staying on the car when you are finishing?



I got 90% of the scratches out, but there is some I just couldn't get. Its all good, its a lot better than it was!!!!
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if it is scratch than machine polish is good for this.
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Rub your penis on them.
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He said scratches not snatches.

Rub them with a McFlurry
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