Originally Posted by sqela
Maybe the towel had some dirt or grit on it and scratched the paint as you were wiping.
Brand new towels.
I had a perfectly good car body with a new hood from the previous owner killing a deer. The hood actually got unnatural scratches, and so did the trunk. The trunk'* scratches are exactly like the hood'*, but it'* the trunk with 290K miles on it. The scratches are at the front-right and the rear-left. It doesn't seem natural that that'* where the scratches would be if I waxed the entire hood & trunk. I remember scrubbing more in those places with the Car Polish product, but the scratch doctor couldn't take out those scratches.