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Old 12-02-2009, 12:18 PM
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I have a couple scratches and was going to touch them up. I have used Dr. Colorchip in the past on black/dark cars with great success. This was going to be a stuggle because Dr. Colorchip is not that great on scratches (from what I hear) and is not great on light color cars/trucks).

Well I decided to order a kit anyways and test it out myself. All and all, it's crap on scratches. The area that needs to be filled is too narrow for the paint to stick... I don't have pictures, but I put the paint on for 5 min, removed the smudges with the blending solution... pulled the paint out from the scratch, ok, needs longer curing time... did the same steps, waited 1 hour, pulled the paint out... directions say can be left on for 2 hours... so I did that.. still pulled the paint out from the scratch. So I was thinking, I can let this sit for 2+ hours and wetsanded it flat, but then what would be the point of using it? So I don't like how it works on scracthes. I have a few test vehicles lined up to see how it works on silver paint with actual rock chips....

In the meantime here are the pics of how I fixed the scratches the only way I know how:

Scratches were prepped with a little sanding and degreasing. Then finished with more wetsanding to level out and buffing to remove wetsand marks.

Here's what I'm working with:
Scratch #1:


Scratch #2:



Scratch #1 and #2 (I put the arrows in because of the low quality of the pics... sorry)



(this one I forgot the arrow, but you can see #1 all the way to the right of the picture about 3 inches down from the top)


Scratches filled (they were taped on both sides, but I took the top layer off to show the "mound of paint"):
#1:


#2:


Finished (the paint is silver so the scratches will be noticible, and I knew that, I just wanted to get something in there to prevent rust.... but it ended up looking a little better then I expected because from about 4 feet away or more, you can't see them at all at any angle! The picture were taken from only a couple feet away)

#1 and #2:




#1:


#2:


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Old 12-02-2009, 04:44 PM
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you shouldve tried some megiuars scratch-x 2.0
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Old 12-02-2009, 05:14 PM
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you shouldve tried some megiuars scratch-x 2.0
those scratches were well beyond the clear coat, not even Meguiar's M105 on a wool pad with a rotary would have taken those out....
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:58 PM
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I have a giant scratch too, someone keyed my tailgate. I was watching one of those infomercials with Billy Mays (RIP) for the scratch fixer. The infomercial made this product look amazing, but sadly it didn't do anything. I suppose the scratch is too deep. So whatever that stuff is called, don't waste the money.
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Old 12-08-2009, 03:02 PM
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I have a giant scratch too, someone keyed my tailgate. I was watching one of those infomercials with Billy Mays (RIP) for the scratch fixer. The infomercial made this product look amazing, but sadly it didn't do anything. I suppose the scratch is too deep. So whatever that stuff is called, don't waste the money.
I tried some crap like that years ago. You're right, no good.
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:05 PM
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I've had good luck with PaintScratch kits (http://paintscratch.com/). Takes some patience and some time, but it works well.
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