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Old 05-29-2012, 05:24 PM   #1
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Help with scratch or hit don't know



Don't know how this happened just cleaned it this weekend and I didn't see it. Do I need to get this painted?or what?
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:27 PM   #2
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Can you feel it? Does your fingernail catch in it?
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:42 PM   #3
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Yeah it felt slightly rough. Not smooth like the rest of the body. Fingernail catch? I don't really have much knowledge about this sort of thing? Is it some sort of quick test?
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:49 PM   #4
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Yup. If your fingernail catches in the scratch, it will need repainted. If it doesn't catch, it will be able to be wetsanded or compounded out.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:51 PM   #5
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Ok got it. I'll check ASAP! Thanks
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More like if its down to the.metal it will need repainting..if brought to the right perfson..and its not down to the.metal a little wetsanding and buffing may smooth it out

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More like if its down to the.metal it will need repainting..if brought to the right perfson..and its not down to the.metal a little wetsanding and buffing will smooth it out

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Even if the fingernail catches and it's not down to the metal, you can't safely wetsand and compound it out because you'll have to take the rest of the clearcoat around it off to. They could certainly make it look better, but not perfect without risking the chance of clearcoat failure.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:58 PM   #8
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Even if the fingernail catches and it's not down to the metal, you can't safely wetsand and compound it out because you'll have to take the rest of the clearcoat around it off to. They could certainly make it look better, but not perfect without risking the chance of clearcoat failure.
Maybe....but id just do a light wetsand..then buff it well n see how it works out...

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Old 05-29-2012, 06:00 PM   #9
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Oh no doubt. Anything could look better than that. Especially if the OP doesn't have the money for a respray right now.
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Oh no doubt. Anything could look better than that. Especially if the OP doesn't have the money for a respray right now.
Alll depwnds on how bad it.is lol

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Old 05-29-2012, 06:46 PM   #11
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I would just try a mild rubbing compound first, one made for clear coat. Take your time and don't rush, their that takes it out then polish/wax over top of that. Wet sanding may remove to much of the clear coat. I would do that as a last resort.
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:48 PM   #12
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Ok, is there any compound in particular that you guys would recommend?
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:50 PM   #13
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If you're gonna try it on your own by hand, I would use meguiars ultimate compound. Should be able to find it at Walmart for $8 for 16 oz. By hand will only go so far. A machine will probably be necessary to remove that.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:06 PM   #14
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Yeah I was planning on using my machine. So would you still recommend meguiar's ultimate compound with a machine?
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Yup. OTC it is the best IMO.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:45 PM   #16
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Alright thanks ill go buy some later tonight.
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let me know how it works. i got similar scratches on the passenger door and door handle
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While its hard to say by looking at the picture but that very much resembles paint transfer vs. a scratch.

IF it is a scratch, the above advice is great.

IF it is paint transfer (a scuff) than the advice above is great as well, it will just clean easier. Meguiar's Ultimate Compound is an AWESOME product! Give it a shot and let us know.
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Any update!
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:33 AM   #20
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Ok so this is an update on the scratch/scuff or whatever it's called. I bought meguiars compound but didnt use it. I was detailing entire car. So when I used Adams swirl haze remover and then polisher the scratch disappeared. I think it's because it's pretty much like sanding. Not sure but heres a pic not sure if that was the same spot because I can't find it any
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Ok so this is an update on the scratch/scuff or whatever it's called. I bought meguiars compound but didnt use it. I was detailing entire car. So when I used Adams swirl haze remover and then polisher the scratch disappeared. I think it's because it's pretty much like sanding. Not sure but heres a pic not sure if that was the same spot because I can't find it any
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Adams polished can do amazing things..glad it game out

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Ok so this is an update on the scratch/scuff or whatever it's called. I bought meguiars compound but didnt use it. I was detailing entire car. So when I used Adams swirl haze remover and then polisher the scratch disappeared. I think it's because it's pretty much like sanding. Not sure but heres a pic not sure if that was the same spot because I can't find it any
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Glad it came out so good !

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Old 06-07-2012, 04:03 PM   #23
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Glad it came out so good !

Like your Jesus on the wall in the picture too
Thanks that was completely unintentional. Was so focused on trying to find scratch.


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