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Old 10-27-2016, 03:16 PM
Naterman Naterman is offline
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Default How to get minor scratches out out the paint

Hello my ranger has very fine scratches. Ive tried everything to remove them. Any ideas?
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Old 10-27-2016, 03:19 PM
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I like meguires ultimate compound, works fairly well. follow with wax.
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Old 10-27-2016, 03:57 PM
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I've used maguires professional compound and in the sun i still see those annoying scratches
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Old 10-27-2016, 04:07 PM
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You probably need to buff it using a 7" buffer. Sounds like they ate too deep for hand/orbital. If you haven't done it before, or know someone who has that can help, be careful. Easy to burn through the clear.
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Old 10-27-2016, 04:11 PM
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I've used a da style buffer on it but might need to go with the old style buffer but yeah need to ne very careful
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Old 10-27-2016, 04:16 PM
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I've used a da style buffer on it but might need to go with the old style buffer but yeah need to ne very careful
I'm not real big on orbitals. Only advantage over hand polishing is less work. You can drop a lot of money quick on a good buffing setup, you might find it more economical to take it to a detail shop.
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Old 11-04-2016, 01:12 PM
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I'm not real big on orbitals. Only advantage over hand polishing is less work. You can drop a lot of money quick on a good buffing setup, you might find it more economical to take it to a detail shop.
harbor freight dual action orbital polisher can be had for 50 bucks. Change the grease in it and its a pretty decent tool. Pro's use them. Also, you can do far more with a rotary or da than by hand. I would never consider polishing a vehicle by hand.

If they are light scratches the op should be able to get them out, I would need to see a picture to really get an understanding of it though.
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Old 11-04-2016, 02:38 PM
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I only polish very very tight spots by hand, everything else I use my 7" , no way i'd do a whole car either. It's a lot of work with power tools even.
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Old 11-04-2016, 10:11 PM
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What color is your ranger?
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Old 11-08-2016, 09:22 AM
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Its black i used mothers polishing glaze and that really worked
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Old 11-08-2016, 04:45 PM
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Black is tough to deal with, trust me. It's best to just buff it with a buffer, but be careful, you can do a lot of damage and quick. And with black you ALWAYS, have to use a deswirl. Do not do it outside either, to many contaminants. After that, keep it waxed and polished really good and you should be fine.
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Old 11-08-2016, 04:59 PM
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Thanks alot and thats what happened i used a buffer and had swirl marks i got it looking nice now thank you
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