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Old 06-29-2009
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Scratches

Once again I'm a new guy here. I just bought my 02' ranger and the guy I bought it off of had a little run-in with a drive-thru. I need a plan of attack without taking the Ranger to a body/paint shop or maybe that's the only answer. Some of the regular off-roaders may think this is nothing but..........

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I have a ton of straches on my truck. I hate it.
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Can you feel the scratch with your fingernail? If so its going to take more work to fix than you might want to mess with. If not try some Meguiars ScratchX
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Yeah, you can feel em. I'll cough up the $ and get it done right. Probably why the guy that sold it never had it fixed. Thanks
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Try diffrent waxes and if it doesnt work then go to a shop. Also try what Trent said ScratchX, I used that on my Subie I took off road and when I waxed it you couldnt tell it left the pavement.
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Yeah if you can feel them its normally more work to get them fixed than a normal DIYer can handle. You could always get the little paint chip kits at autozone and try that
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e/Learning :: ScratchFix 2in1 dunno if you have the plugins to get it to play.... I dont have them so I cant see if i have the right video.
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Black sharpie.
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Try a scratch removing compound/ wax to see if it can help remove some of them and then carefull fill them in with one of those color match paint tubes you can buy at any auto store. Its not going to look perfect, but its a cheap fix until you have the money to get it professionally done.
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yeah ive had a problem with scratches bout a two ago use some 3M rubbing compound and some really good cleaner max no turtle wax it sucks!!!! my scratches seem to have came out a ton
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Yeah if you can feel them its normally more work to get them fixed than a normal DIYer can handle.
Agreed, I could get the paint in that area to look much better than it does now, but from the looks of those scratches you would never be able to fully correct them. You would need some good polishing compounds and a rotary buffer, which will easily burn the paint if you are not an experienced user.
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