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Any suggestions on buffing paint?

Okay in the side of my bed I have some scratches, and I think for the most part they can be buffed up and cleaned out. I have never buffed paint before so I was wanting to figure out how I could go about slightly buffing this area without messing anything up. Thanks for the help...

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how deep are they? are they through the clear? gently go over them with ur finger nail, if they get caught in the scratch then ur in a little deep. they look more like scuff marks.

id take some cleaner wax and try to get them off w/o buffing. if they come off then id buff em off with some cleaner wax. if not u can use some rubbing compound but i never tried that. then theres always wet sanding and buffing with compound but thats a PITA.
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Try Meguiar's Scratch X. Be sure to work it in well though. The grit in it dissolves, the more you work it in.
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cleaner wax + clay bar treatment + polish and wax = beautiful paint again...

from offroading and haulin the trash away and people forgeting i have a tailgate and climging over the side of the bed to get in, i've got mad scratches on the top/side of the bed...ah....come on warm weather!!
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Try Meguiar's Scratch X. Be sure to work it in well though. The grit in it dissolves, the more you work it in.
I second that. Meguiar's scratch x has removed all kinds of junk like that from my girlfriend's accord. It does it all (except fill in scratches to the metal)

If it's embedded into the paint (and that's what that pic looks like to me) it'll come out with scratch-x.

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i may have to take is outta the box of stuff that didnt work and try it again...
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I also hear scratch-x is ideal for swirl marks, which is what i'm going to be using it for in the spring.
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Good luck using scratch x on the whole truck. Try the Meguiar's forums. You will learn a lot there. If you have any probs or questions, feel free to ask.
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Good luck using scratch x on the whole truck.
Why's that?
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Scratch-X comes in a tube, and there isn't much of it. You would use up alot to do a whole truck. I use their Body Scrub product, which is a more concentrated version of Scratch-X. It comes in a bottle, so you get more. Using an orbital buffer, there are few scratches that Body Scrub can't remove.

Body Scrub used to be available at Discount Auto Parts, but now I have to mail order it from Meguiars. Discount AP now just carries crap, but maybe PepBoys will have it. Seems like all the Auto parts places now carry the same products.
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