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Scratches

My 95 Ranger has some fairly good scratches in the paint. The body is solid with no rust. It's a dark green color and I'm wondering if there is a way to get these scratches less noticeable. I'm not experience with this but I'll give it a go if I have a method to try.
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You could try a rubbing compound and something like Scratch X on it. Depends on how deep the scratches are really. You could also look at the color code on the door and order touch up paint pens online that are an exact match.

I recommend you do the rubbing/etching compound first to help get rid of any oxidation on your current paint and bring back some of the factory shine/color. And clay bar is something you should look at too.. none of this stuff is hard to do.. just follow the directions on the packages.
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+1 ^^^

It really all depends on how deep the scratches are?

Since you have dark green color if the scratch is showing light green then it isn't very deep and rubbing compound will work well.

If scratch is showing gray or white then it is down to primer level, rubbing compound may color it enough so it is less noticeable but it really needs some match color paint.

If you see metal color then scratch is very deep and it may even be dented, it will rust.
So that needs to be cleaned up and primed, then painted with matching color.

Primer paint is used because it will stick to metal, colored paint doesn't, so if you have bare metal remove the rust and primer it first, colored paint will stick to primer.
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If the scratches are very light, I would use paint polish first before going to a more aggressive rubbing compound.
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