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how to remove small scratches from car

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how to remove small scratches from car

what is the best way to remove small scratches from the car with no or less damage?!
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Polisher and compound. About $120 for the polisher, some pads for $20, and some polish $10. Then watch some youtube videos. If the scratches are topcoat scratches, then you're fine. If the scratches go all the way to paint, then... well this wont really work.

How do you know if its topcoat or paint scratches? Splash some water on it and if the scratches go away, then its juts topcoat. If you can still see scratches, then its in the paint layer.
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Anikiri wrote:
Jun 6th, 2018 3:38 pm
Polisher and compound. About $120 for the polisher, some pads for $20, and some polish $10. Then watch some youtube videos. If the scratches are topcoat scratches, then you're fine. If the scratches go all the way to paint, then... well this wont really work.

How do you know if its topcoat or paint scratches? Splash some water on it and if the scratches go away, then its juts topcoat. If you can still see scratches, then its in the paint layer.
washed the car, seems its in the paint layer but not deep
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amiratish wrote:
Jun 6th, 2018 3:47 pm
washed the car, seems its in the paint layer but not deep
You can try polishing it out. But if that doesn't work... you'd have to get it repainted lol or you don't care for it.
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Use compound then paint polish to refine the result.
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I used the nu-finish and it worked getting rid of small scratches but I had to use some elbow grease.
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Post a few photos of the scratches please then we can help you better.
But generally the stuff they sell at crappy tire.... is well crappy. Also applying it by hand will take very long. You need a machine and proper pads to do it properly and quickly.

https://www.carzilla.ca/ - Much better quality products there.

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I used the following products with no luck

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/megui ... p.html#srp
http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/nu-fi ... p.html#srp
http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/nu-fi ... p.html#srp
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amiratish wrote:
Jun 16th, 2018 10:01 am
Looks like some deep scratches. Some will come out but you will need touch up paint for the areas where you see black if it went down to the metal. Try to spray some WD-40 on a paper towel and wipe off the scratches, see what comes off.
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carmaster wrote:
Jun 16th, 2018 10:14 am
Looks like some deep scratches. Some will come out but you will need touch up paint for the areas where you see black if it went down to the metal. Try to spray some WD-40 on a paper towel and wipe off the scratches, see what comes off.
I did it a few days ago, first day or so all scratches were gone, later all came back!
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Because your using cheap products that have fillers in them to hide the scratches instead of properly removing them. Either way your not going to get anything good done by hand. You need to use a proper DA polishing machine (like this https://www.carzilla.ca/griots-garage-c ... er-3rd-gen) to see proper results and even then that probably will not remove all of them as they look to be deep.

Run your nail across the scratches if your nail catches the scratch its too deep to polish out.
amiratish wrote:
Jun 16th, 2018 2:41 pm
I did it a few days ago, first day or so all scratches were gone, later all came back!
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