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Old 07-13-06, 08:39 AM
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Good scratch remover for car?

Hey guys, anyone know of or used a good scratch remover for their car that actually worked?

I was backing out of my garage this morning, not knowing that a broom handle was resting up against the passenger side, and when backing up it made a light surface scratch on the rear door.

I'm sure there is a lot of as-seen-on-TV junk out there as well that I'd rather not have to wade through.
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Old 07-13-06, 09:02 AM
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If it is a real scratch, meaning it broke the surface of the clear coat and dug in, there is no miracle cure. You will need a professional unless you have the skills/equipment to sand it out and repaint or buff it back into shape.

If there is just a mark on the paint that looks like a scratch, then Meguiars Scratch X will work to hide it.

http://www.autogeek.net/megscratxfin.html

You can tell by running your fingernail across it, if the scratch catches your nail, you are screwed.
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Old 07-13-06, 09:09 AM
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Most of the time small scratches are in the clear coat and can be buffed out.
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Old 07-13-06, 01:36 PM
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I recently used the "Scratch Doctor" by NuFinish on a scratch on a door on my dark blue clear coat Mazda (so it was very obvious) and it came out beautifully. I could not see where it was and I did not work on it more than a few minutes.

Of course, it wasn't all that deep (but it was long).

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You may be able to find it cheaper somewhere else.
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Old 07-13-06, 07:23 PM
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a good buff job will take care of your problem
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Originally Posted by Oraphus
a good buff job will take care of your problem
make sure to use it correctly. a bad buff job could mess up the paint more.
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Old 07-13-06, 10:05 PM
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mequiars scratch-x and a terrycloth towel are what you need.
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Old 07-13-06, 10:21 PM
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don't use an sos pad. had a family member do this and made it much worse
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Old 07-14-06, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by crankyman
mequiars scratch-x and a terrycloth towel are what you need.
Picked these up at Target last night.

Will wash the car, apply scratch-x, wax and cross my fingers tonight.

Thanks to all for your responses!
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how'd it go?

did your tube of scratch-x say to rub it in and let it dry? if so, it's wrong...they recalled those. put a generous amount on a small terrycloth towel or wash cloth. rub it in vigorously. like a lot of things in life, if your hand and arm aren't getting tired, you aren't doing it right.

buff off while still 'wet' with a microfiber towel.

you will need to put a general polish and wax on afterward as scratch-x will strip off any wax that was there.
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Re: Good scratch remover for car?

Thats what I was about to suggest!
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Re: Good scratch remover for car?

The reviews on Amazon for the Fix It Pro are horrible.

Glad I only paid $10.00 for this - don't bother, you mind as well use your girl's clear nail polish. Could have bought a 12 pak of beer instead.


I tried to fix a scratch on my new car. Not only did it not work, but it left a super-glue type residue on the car that I could not wipe away with the dry paper towel immediately after applying it to the car. I will have to get the spot professionally repainted. Beware of this product, it can actually damage your car!
That's gotta suck.
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Re: Good scratch remover for car?

Originally Posted by Oraphus View Post
a good buff job will take care of your problem
But what about the car?
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