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Is it possible to fix these scratches?

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Mar 28, 2018
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Is it possible to fix these scratches?

A friend of mine was loading a suitcase in the trunk of my car but he scratched the chrome part of it. Any products I can use to buff it out?

See image attached below. Thanks!
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Jul 30, 2007
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Just leave it . Not worth the time and effort.
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same happened to mine, just leave it, you will forget about it eventually
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That's a trunk lid protector and doing it's job.
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Send friend the bill.
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If you run your nail over the scratches does your nail catch he scratches? If so its likely too deep and cannot be polished out. They may be able to be polished and looking better but if too deep then it wont be perfect.

You can try this, its pretty good and if you dont have a polisher then you can hand polish with a microfiber towel - https://3dproductscanada.com/3d-one-hyb ... nd-polish/
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[OP]
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Mar 28, 2018
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sickcars wrote: If you run your nail over the scratches does your nail catch he scratches? If so its likely too deep and cannot be polished out. They may be able to be polished and looking better but if too deep then it wont be perfect.

You can try this, its pretty good and if you dont have a polisher then you can hand polish with a microfiber towel - https://3dproductscanada.com/3d-one-hyb ... nd-polish/
Yah I ran my nail over and didn't catch the scratches. I think I might give this product a try. Thanks!
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I wish this was my biggest problem Relieved Face
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^ I think the point is that it's not metal. It's the so-called plastic chrome. Or is it called chromed plastic.

Anyway, any metal polish product will dull the finish even if it does even out the scratches - so would end up looking worse.

As already noted, it's expected to get scuffed up over time. Not worth fretting over, and can be replaced quite easily if an owner really has to.
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It's possible that's polished aluminum and not plastic. Hard to tell from the pics though.
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Leave it alone. The car will get scratches eventually, just leave it.
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carmaster wrote: Leave it alone. The car will get scratches eventually, just leave it.
This. Unless it's a garage queen it's going to receive wear and tear from daily use. No point freaking over such minor issues. Might as well just buy a shitbox and not worry about it at all...it's actually quite liberating driving a car that you don't give a shit about.
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scuff up the whole thing so it looks even, like brush finish

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