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Old 02-17-2008
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Whats a good scratch remover?

Any of yall ever used scratch remover to remove scratches or door dings? I know i can't believe tv cause everything works perfect. What brands have yall tried?
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how deep are the scratches? ive used turtle wax rubbing compound plus wax on some pinstripping i got from some branches on a trial and it worked really well
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NuFinish scratch and swirl remover? I think that's what it's called. It took out small scratches in my brother's trucks paint. the deeper ones...only made it less noticable. Rubbing compound works as well.
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When I bother, I use Meguiars "Scratch-X". It's very, very good and safe for clearcoat.

Don't use regular rubbing compound unless your an expert. It generally removes more material than dedicated scratch remover products and thins the paint too quickly over time.
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Old 02-18-2008
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I just have a few light scratches from trees and a couple of door dings from idiots who park to close.
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I just did my truck with Meguiars "Scratch-X". WOW...that stuff works great!! I highly recommend it!
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How does it work for door dings and chips down to the primer? They sell this stuff at auto parts stores?
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Not sure if it will work on scratches that are down to theprimer, but mine had a small scrathes (not that bad) and it took them right out. Made the paint a little darker also it seems.
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The scratches I have are from tree limbs....the chips down to the primer (i know of 1) are from people opening doors on my truck.
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I say give it a try. Can't hurt. I'de let you have the rst of mine if you werent so far away.
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Use the Meg's. But use the new formula.
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Theres a new formula for the scratch and whirl remover?
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Been around for a while but there is still "old stuff" floating around too.
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Ill try it this weekend and take a few before and after pics for yall.
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Been around for a while but there is still "old stuff" floating around too.
Thats the same stuff I used...thought maybe it came in a different bottle or something.
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Old 02-27-2008
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yeah i have two long scratches from tree branches, im pretty sure down to the primer also. one is from the front of the door panel to the end of the door, another is from the front door panel to the end of the truck, even scratched the taillight. the megs helped a little bit, but it would probably need a good buffing to make a difference.
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If it's down to the primer...it really won't do alot ofgood. It works great on light cratches..but that might be a little much for it.
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Definatly due Meguiars, stuff works wonders!

But like htjunkie said, if it's down to the primer it's not going to do a heck of a lot.
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Scratch "removers" are actually scratch hiders.

It does not work on scratches down to the primer. Obviously, you need to repaint (touch up) those.

Chips that still have topcoat color at the bottom can be enhanced, but they don't hide as much.

The idea of a scratch remover is twofold:

1. Polish the sharp edges of a scratch down to a curve that doesn't cause a sudden change in light reflection and what not.

2. Polish out any roughness in the finish that helps make a scratch show up.

The result is a polished area with a good gloss and with the edges of the "depression" in the paint smoothed in from the original paint thickness down to the scratches paint thickness.

That's all it does. It helps with routine finish mars, but it can't work miracles, lol.
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Nothing beats a good color sand and buff job. Be sure to use a color match touch up aplicator on the chips in the paint first. Follow with a good wax.
If you want a showroom shine. :)
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Nothing beats a good color sand and buff job. Be sure to use a color match touch up aplicator on the chips in the paint first. Follow with a good wax.
If you want a showroom shine. :)
Are there any detailed tips on the webs that can show me how to do that?
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if its down to the primer touch up paint i think is your only choice, buffing and polishing can make a car look brand new, but if you dont know what your doing it can be a horriable mistake
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Just so you guys know...I found the Meguirs "kit" at Wal-Mart. Came with the scratch X, 2.0 wax,Ultimate detailer,wheel cleaner,tire dressing,interior stuff, and a wax applicator. all for 17.00 Not bad considering the wax alone is 15.00!!
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Just so you guys know...I found the Meguirs "kit" at Wal-Mart. Came with the scratch X, 2.0 wax,Ultimate detailer,wheel cleaner,tire dressing,interior stuff, and a wax applicator. all for 17.00 Not bad considering the wax alone is 15.00!!
I got that shiz nit for christmas!
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3M Rubbing Compound, hands down(p/n 39003). For best results, use a milti-speed grinder with a good sponge pad(p/n05735), keep rpm's between 1250 and 1300.
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