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Old 09-04-2007, 12:31 AM   #1
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Is it Worth a shot? I've already tried scratch X and scratch repair kit w/sandpaper to no success. Any Chance that little buffer thing and the scratch cream can do it?

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100% BullShit!

that thing where they used the sand paper on the hood and buffed it out...
that was a peice of 2500... that couldnt be any easyer to buff out... and a TV camera will NEVER EVER pick up marks left behind.


Put it this way, if Billy Maze it pushing it, it crap!
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100% BullShit!

that thing where they used the sand paper on the hood and buffed it out...
that was a peice of 2500... that couldnt be any easyer to buff out... and a TV camera will NEVER EVER pick up marks left behind.


Put it this way, if Billy Maze it pushing it, it crap!
I have the exact same feelings
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And thats why I love u all for warning me
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i'm surprised it doesn't have OXY clean in it. oh wait that will be next years version
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I tried the NuPolish Scratch Doctor stuff, and it did nothing. Then, NuPolish Car Polish scratched my hood, trunk, and fender. I stopped shortly after.
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I really don't want to go pay outta the A$$ just to fix a couple scratches. Its deep where your fingernail goes into it.I've tried touch up paint but its to dark and all the scratch remover isn't doing **** either. So what are my options now? Is anyone thats going to the meet in sycamore willing to assist me on this?
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Use a toothpick when filling in the scratches with touchup paint. It will probably take several applications to build it up until the touch up is higher than the rest of the paint. Then VERY carefully wetsand (with like 2500 grit) the touch up paint until it is blended with th rest of the paint. Then polish it to get rid of any sanding marks.
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I had a badass scratch when I bought the car. If you look closely at my signature, you can see it (pic was taken before it was fixed). The camera angle makes it look like a little tiny scratch though.I took it to my uncle, who buys cars, fixes them, then sells them for twice price, and he showed me a sweet trick. A little heavy into the bodywork side, but definitely worked. It was on the passenger fender, looked like somebody took a screwdriver and just walked along the car for about a foot.

First thing he did was washed the fender, then wet sanded it well using soap and water and 800 grit paper, used a real thin file to get all the junk outta the scratch, and wiped it down with a wet cloth. We went to the paint supply store and got some stuff. He got some polyester (I think?) body filler for a project he was doing, and I got a can of spray paint to match my car and a can of duplicoat clear coat laquer.

When we got back to the car, we made sure no crap was on the fender around where we would be painting. He filled in the scratch with the polyester body filler, gave it ten minutes to dry (it was an 00ber hot day), and then wet sanded it down to be level with the surrounding surface. Sand it until you can run your hand over it and not feel a difference between the filler and the fender. Make sure you don't push too hard or it'* going to just get rid of the filler and you're going to have to do it all over again. After it was sanded, we took a dry cloth and got all of the sanding dust off.

He then sprayed it with 3-5 coats of the medium sea green paint I had mixed, gave it about a half hour, then spray it with 5-6 coats of clear. He didn't wet sand in between coats of clear, but I would imagine that a some 1000 grit sandpaper in between coats would be advantageous. Use a bucket of water with some dish soap in it. Like I said, it was a very hot day, so everything dried quickly, but thankfully not before it hit the fender.

After clear coating, he hit it with his buffer and some turtle wax buffing compound. I took it to the car wash since the car needed a good washing anyway, and ever since then, the fender looks 100% unharmed. I am the only person that can still see it, and only if my head is next to the wheel and I'm looking up. My girlfriend and friends say they can't see a damn thing there, so perhaps the scratch is just permanently burnt into my brain lol. It'* just a slight indentation from what I see in the clear coat, which would mean we sanded too hard.

I've used this process in several small deep scratches on my car, and it works nicely. Not the CHEAPEST way, but the best cheaper way to fix the scratch. I think I got about $37.00 into it with the sandpaper, clear and custom can of paint. Not sure what the filler costs, but I know it'* expensive.

Be warned, it'* hard to find places that can match paint exactly to your car. I was pretty lucky, you may not be so lucky. And typically, you can still see a slight color mismatch, but it'* better than seeing a huge gaping hole in the paint, and it'* nothing noticeable.

You may want to ask other'* opinions before you try anything like this, I just know it worked very well for me.

P.*. Sorry if the post mysteriously disappeared. I forgot to mention WET sand, not just sand lol.
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i'm surprised it doesn't have OXY clean in it. oh wait that will be next years version
yea, they only have the orange glow in this one
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