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Old 05-18-2009
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I was driving through a field and a tree that was bent over and about 3/4"-1" round popped up, it put two scratches from the front of the front pass. fender flare all the way to the start of the bed. I went to a local detailing place and they said they could try to take it out for $50. The place said they would be doing it by hand. Is that a good price? To me it looks like to most of it can be taken out and the parts that cant at least faded. They didnt get through the clear coat or seem to really dig into the clear coat much or any at all.Could I just use some kind of scratch remover and then wax it?

I took some pictures but the sun is reflecting off the paint so much you cant see the scratches much.


This sucks because I just had a dent and the paint repaired on my pass. side door only a month or two ago.
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Can you feel the scratch with your fingernail? 50 isn't bad to fix a big scratch like that.
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There where a couple stops where I can feel it dip down but most of it just feels kinda ruff. I rubbed it with my finger in some spots and it faded a little and others didnt.


Edit: This is the best of the pictures I got of it. They are a little worse then what it looks like in the pictures.



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$50 doesn't seem too bad for one of that length. It's hard to tell but if its just in the clear it would take them a bit to work it out with a rotary or da, then probably polish and seal the area.

If you wanted to try to see what you could get out I'd go to wally world and get either some scratch x 2.0 or meguirs ultimate compound. Ultimate Compound being the most agressive. Put that on a foam applicator pad and work the area, be patient with it and you may get some of it out. It's hard with today's paint to get much by hand, unless you have a soft clear, but it can't hurt to try!
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I've got a couple of those.

$50 doesn't seem bad.
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All right, I think Im going to give it a try first and if I cant get it out ill take it to the shop.

I had a couple of marks like this all the way down the sides of the ranger, but there is only 3 small scratches on this truck and I am trying to keep it that way.
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