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[Fixed] How to remove scratch/scuff marks from door panel?

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[Fixed] How to remove scratch/scuff marks from door panel?

My winter boots accidentally hit my door panel and it left 2 scratch/scuff marks. Does everyone know how to remove them (or make them less obvious)? I googled it and someone suggested magic eraser. I tried to and it didn't work. Someone also suggested m39 vinyl cleaner but i haven't purchased it yet. Please refer to the photo. Thanks!
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Last edited by braveblade on Nov 18th, 2017 10:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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I use Meguiar's Super Degreaser.
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braveblade wrote:
Nov 18th, 2017 10:47 pm
My winter boots accidentally hit my door panel and it left 2 scratch/scuff marks. Does everyone know how to remove them (or make them less obvious)? I googled it and someone suggested magic eraser. I tried to and it didn't work.
Magic eraser is an abrasive pad. It is the worst thing that you could use in this situation because it can rub off the top layer of a surface making your scuff mark worse. Think a bit before you blindly start following suggestions from strangers on the Internet.
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woof wrote:
Nov 19th, 2017 9:27 pm
Magic eraser is an abrasive pad. It is the worst thing that you could use in this situation because it can rub off the top layer of a surface making your scuff mark worse. Think a bit before you blindly start following suggestions from strangers on the Internet.
Thanks! I only used a little bit. As soon as I discovered that it didn't work I stopped. So luckily no further damage has been done. But I agree, I should be more careful next time.
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Try maguires back to black vinyl cleaner. No it won't remove any abrasion marks but it may mask the different colours between the panel and the scuff.
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Update: I tried 303 Aerospace Protectant and it removed (or hided) 99% of the scuff marks. See photo. There is another small scuff mark on the bottom of the door. 303 removed it completely. I will have 303 handy from now on.
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