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Old 03-28-2011, 05:51 PM
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yo i did some serious offroading yesterday with my buds and scratched the **** out of my truck haha(fun time). i was wondering how i cld get them out? they only surfeace scratches so jus those thin wite lines kinda ones. thx for da help

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Old 03-28-2011, 05:55 PM
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Meguiars Wax and a good buffing job will do wonders on imperfections with paint, even mild to medium scratches
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:56 PM
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k i jus dont wana like paint and shit, clearly i dont kno much bout this ha.... thx
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:57 PM
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turtle wax rubbing compound. Works great
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:59 PM
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turtle wax rubbing compound. Works great
any wax does the job, some peeps prefer mothers, other meguiars, some turtle wax, just buy what you think is right but wax should do the trick, just make sure you research the proper waxing technique, if you screw it up, it will come out worse then your scratches.
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:01 PM
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id use a fine compound and then a wax, a wax isnt an abrasive
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:05 PM
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k thx for da help, ha my WHOLE truck is f-ed up ha, had fun tho, jus wana make it look purty b4 my dad comes home from da war, he gunna b like ive been gone for a morth and it alredy looks like this? lol
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:36 AM
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i bought my truck used and it came with some minor scratches already in it, and then someone backed into it or something when it was on the street and put another nice chip in the paint yesterday.. i bought some touch-up paint when i got the truck and have been waiting for warmer weather to do it. any tips on painting scratches? should a chip off a bit of the old paint if its coming off a bit or sand the spots at all? never done this and i dont want to make my truck look like crap haha
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:33 AM
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It's gonna happen when you take your truck down trails, you either have two choices: get used to it and say, "fuck it" or don't drive down those trails anymore. I'm now at the "fuck it" stage.

If you wax the truck the scratches will still be there and will show up again over time. If you compound the truck first, you have a chance to blend the scratches in and have less area for the wax to fill in. That will keep it looking better, longer. An orbital buffer is great for this and will make the scratches look 10x better than hand polishing.
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:45 AM
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im almost to my fuck it stageg..i recently fucked up my truck too and since it was whiet my solutionm only cost 3 bucks...turtle wax scratch remover it works great but not those partiucluarly deep clear coat scratches...gottas get something else for that
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:55 AM
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im almost to my fuck it stageg..i recently fucked up my truck too and since it was whiet my solutionm only cost 3 bucks...turtle wax scratch remover it works great but not those partiucluarly deep clear coat scratches...gottas get something else for that
Try compounding with an orbital buffer, it works wonders. Then use the scratch remover with wax over that.
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:07 AM
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after you spend the next year trying to rub them out with wax, you'll either wont do it again or leave them next time...
wax is designed to be very low abrassive, technically its a cleaner.. you must buff the scratches then wax...
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:08 PM
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the best thing with touch up brushes is to go in mutiple light coats and it can turn out pretty good. you have to build it up because from the scratch it took out alot of paint material.

the rule of thumb i go by is if you can catch the scratch with your fingernail its through the clear or deeper, that means it wont totally buff out.

polishes are abrasives that like said before used with a buffer can turn out nice, theres fine and coarse polishes. a regular wax isnt an abrasive and doesnt take out scratches. so use a polish then wax
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:48 PM
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Depending on the level of scratch damage a good rule of thumb is "less is better". You'd be surprised what this stuff will get out and there's very little risk of paint damage from over-doing it.

3M Perfect-It III Machine Glaze, PN 05937

It's not cheap but I am sold on it. If it doesn't do the trick then . . .

3M Perfect-It III Rubbing Compound, PN 05933

and follow it with the first one.

Then wax over the top with your favorite wax of choice. I use Meguiars wax products but have found the 3M polishing compounds to be superior.

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Old 04-04-2011, 04:39 PM
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I have to agree with Garth 3m has great detailing products ,its all i used when i had my detialing business.
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