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Old 12-19-2018, 09:53 PM
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Best way to remove scratches?

My car is starting to get more and more scratches on it. It is pretty much impossible to avoid since I live in a heavily populated area.

I figured I might as well start learning how to properly remove the scratches so I can get good at it and not have to be so disappointed when my car gets marked up.

The car is almost brand new and the paint job is beautiful. I am happy with it, so you can imagine how much it sucks to get scratched up.

One of the scratches is my fault. You have to back in to the parking place at my job, and it is also on a huge slope, so it is really difficult to see. I backed into the fence so slightly that I did not even feel it, but the rear bumper has a deep scratch where it took the paint off. Luckily it is very low, down by the right muffler, so you can't really see it unless you know what you are looking for.

The second scratch is due to some asshole. Not sure how or why it is there, but there is some kind of blue paint in two different spots. They are small scuffs but definitely noticeable.

I saw one video where a guy was using WD40 and Toothpaste to remove stuff, but I do not buy that.

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Old 12-19-2018, 10:27 PM
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Without pictures of the scratches it's hard to say, but you can try using a rubbing compound and a microfiber towel. If the scratches are too deep, you may need touch up paint.
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Old 12-19-2018, 10:34 PM
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Okay, for sure. I will get some pictures tomorrow asap.
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Old 12-19-2018, 11:57 PM
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If the scratches are superficial (e.g. in the clear coat only), try this -

Step 1. ScratchX
Step 2. A light polish
Step 3. Wax

If they are deep, find a professional.
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Old 12-19-2018, 11:58 PM
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MODERATOR NOTE - Moved to the "Wash and Wax" forum.
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Old 12-20-2018, 02:50 AM
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Without getting into pictures, there's 2 ways about it. You can either go for a full blown correction, or do what I call a paint enhancement. Either way, you're probably going to want to pick up a DA polisher and probably some Megs or Lake Country microfiber pads.
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Old 12-20-2018, 04:06 AM
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No biggy. Just giver her the old hand job first and see how she likes it. Make sure to wax her after! No before, but after!
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Old 12-21-2018, 05:01 PM
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dang. I posted the pics in the wrong thread. It is annoying how this forum blends them all onto one page.



Blue Scuff ( some idiot )

Back Scratch and Scuff ( this idiot )
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Old 12-21-2018, 06:38 PM
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Order a paint pen from Acura. It'll cover that bottom scratch right up!


It won't look perfect, then again, who will notice? (You)
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Use “goof off”. It’ll take that paint transfer right off.
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