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Scratches, ugh...

Ok so the last trail i went on did a number on the one side of my truck. mostly from the pine trees. they dont feel deep or appear to be severe, just noticeble.

i i have meguires cleaner, polish and gold class wax at home plus the scratch remover but last time i tried that it didnt really help. they arent deep enough to require a wet sanding but deep enough the polish/wax doesnt seem to help. also the scratch remover and VERY fine rubbing compound hasnt worked either...

so any suggestions would be appraciated.
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If your that worried about scratches, don't take it off-road?

Especially since you have a fullsize, your just gonna have to suck it up, or do alot of cleaning/polishing every single time you go off-road.

I got scratches all up and down mine and a huge dent in the right rear quarter panel. If i get it fixed i know as soon as it was finished and nice again, something else would happen, so I just keep the interior clean lol.
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Agreed. I have gouges from joshua and yucca trees, but i figure I got the 4wd to have fun
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maybe the clay bar would help.... i dunno, i think u can offroad yet still have a nice looking truck.... u can offroad, and not "make your own trail" i stick to those trails that i can drive a full size moving van down.... ya, ima *****.
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.... ya, ima *****.
Hey, you said it, lol
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i think u can offroad yet still have a nice looking truck....
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i agree, you can go offroad and have a nice truck.

I used this Meguiars #83 Dual Action Cleaner/Polish and it take almost everything out. Its not made to wax a whole truck with, only scratches and things.
http://www.autogeek.net/megdualaccle.html
Im not sure what stores sell it, but my uncle ordered a bottle off the internet and gave me half. There is only 1 scratch on my truck that i couldnt get out with that stuff....and nothing else takes it out.
it is fron a tree branch as well.
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If your that worried about scratches, don't take it off-road?

Especially since you have a fullsize, your just gonna have to suck it up, or do alot of cleaning/polishing every single time you go off-road.

I got scratches all up and down mine and a huge dent in the right rear quarter panel. If i get it fixed i know as soon as it was finished and nice again, something else would happen, so I just keep the interior clean lol.
maybe i want to? or maybe i like to off-road? or perhaps its my only vehicle? or maybe even its not ur truck to tell me what to do with it? or how about u concern urself with ur truck and getting that SAS done and leave me to do what i want? seems with u, if someone doesnt go hard core its not cool or they shouldnt wheel

u can have a nice truck and wheel it, i know i've done it before. i just avoid the tight trails but this was un-avoidable. it doesnt bother me but i cant seem to get them out when it comes time to clean/polish/wax em and i figured ya'll may have some suggestions.
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Whoops didn't mean for the post to go straight up your ***.

But do you seriously expect to take a truck off-road and keep it so clean and the paintjob perfect?

Off-roading and scratches/blemeshes come hand in hand.
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seems with u, if someone doesnt go hard core its not cool or they shouldnt wheel
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Show me where i said if you don't "hardcore wheel" you shouldn't...please show me. I just said if your going to be that **** about your truck/paintjob it's probably in your best intentions to stay on the pavement.

I have paint chips from driving on the street...
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well it is nice when its time to clean it up for winter to try to remove them, dont ya think? or does that make me a pouser


i been wheelin for a good 4 years and managed to keep it pretty good and unscratched.
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i never said u said it. ur mentality and ur attitude when u post reflects it.
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http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=pouser

Well congrats on keeping it "unscratched".
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so very sorry, thanx for pointing that out. ur mr. ****ing wonderful...not only are u king of the off-road relm but u are also a perfectionist in the english language. u get a star for today because u are special
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Thanks hunny, didn't know you felt that way about me.
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yea.. dont take it to heart. he was just saying. its hard to keep it nice man. **** like he said, i think i have more or just as many paint blemishes from road use than offroad.

my step side wheel wells are very dull and pitted from the sray of the front tires

but do wat ya want men,.. i love havn a clean truck too, but some things just dont come out :p
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no problem puddin, remember to do the dishes and throw the load of wash in before bed.

i know its hard to keep it clean, im not complaining. its time for a thorough winter cleaning and i r would like suggestions on how to get the scratches out since im gunna be having at it.
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Just cuz i sweet talk you doesn't mean you can get confused on whose the ***** in this relationship
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trail trophies can be made to dissappear for a time with polishing then wax
after a time or a few washings they come back as they really are permanent scratches in the clear coat
use scratch X or the mothers product and then a full wax, only you will see them
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bit testie tonight, eh. must be that time of the month :lol

im gunna try the fine rubbing polish on the area first then polish/wax.

but like i said before, if im gunna bust my *** to clean it up before winter why not try to get them out the best i can? makes sense to me...
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I go offroadin whenever I can and try to be nice to the paint, but sometimes sh*t happens and scratches occur. I think right now I'm at about 8 total, each with a pretty cool story. For any crap that you get for havin a scratched truck, you make up for in respect for using it as an actual truck and not as a mall crawler. That's just my 2 cents..
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Well next time your off-road, turn on your sweet neon's so you can see the foilage better, then crank up your slammin system to scare the trees away!

Thanks for the agreement silverbullet, and redpowerranger.
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ya see there in lies the problem. everytime i do them summa*****es try to get closer to get a better look. plus they like listening to classic rock. maybe i should try some rap...

so hows ur SAS comin? gunna be done sometime before the new years?
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Probably not. It's not something i'm going to rush. Was that supposed to be insulting? If so then...

I'm waitin for my LED's galore to get here, so i can accent my slammin interior.

If not then nevermind.
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na curiousty, perhaps u need to concern urself with that and not trying to prove something on the net?

oh and kudos on taking items from my sig and using them in a tacky insult. u amuse me, please continue. in fact i think u should quit ur day job and become a stand up comedian. i can see the headline now "034x4's tacky and tasteless laugh hour"
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OMFG would you two PLEASE stop!?!?!?!?!

damn! you two are like to school children who cant stop bickering... look, um, i forgot ur handles, so mr off road, u got ur opinion and me Nice paint, you have yours,..... lets all be nice to eachother, no need for insults.... and now, for my gesture:

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