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Old 11-22-2005, 12:41 AM   #1
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A friend of mine just picked up a '95 Olds Aurora for $2400 bucks. 160k on body, engine and tranny have been replaced at about 89k. Beautiful car, loaded. Sunroof, heated seats, tint, u know the ropes. No rust, but it'* got LOTS of light surface scratches on the roof and trunk from having grocery bags set on then dragged across. Why is it always women-owned cars that i see this on? Anyways any good products that remove these by hand or is an orbital buffer really the only way? Thanks!
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meguiars scratch X is pretty good.

a clay bar, 2 coats of that and another coat or two of a good polish will make that think shine!
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1993 SLE recently tried the scratch X and loved it.
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After the Scratch-X, use Liquid Glass, not Mequiars wax. It lasts much longer (3x), and is a polymer clear-coat replacement.
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I use the Einszett line of polishes and Zaino as my finish protector. Hard to beat the outcome and the polish line can take a really bad finish and make it respectable.
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So a wash, a good claybar, and scratch x (which i've used and loved) then a good polish once or twice should bring her back. Great! It wouldn't be so bad but it'* a deep cranberry color so it shows pretty much everything.
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Those dark reds are the WORST color to keep good, IMO. Here in Fla., the sun eats them up!
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Really? :( I guess I'd better make sure to keep up the paint maintenace!
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My dark red is starting to show some wear, Zaino will come into play here soon.
Liquid glass is by far the longest lasting polish, without a doubt. I use it every six months.
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Those dark reds are the WORST color to keep good, IMO. Here in Fla., the sun eats them up!
I've owned two burgandycars in Fla. and they require a lot of extra care if you can't garage them. Dark metallic silver is another one.
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