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Scratch Repair in Toronto

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Scratch Repair in Toronto

My wife parked our car downtown and it seems someone deliberately scratched it. I’m hoping it can be buffed out, but don’t want to do this myself. Anyone have any recommendations?
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Think of the Childre…
lets see pictures first

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OP, I was being a bit of a tool with my previous post. Look around for body shops that specialize in dents and minor touch-ups. If the scratch is through to the primer and/or if your vehicle is black or a very dark colour, I recommend getting it done professionally.

If the scratch is within the clearcoat and/or you have a silvery or white-ish car, this is a super-easy DIY. About $50 in supplies and about an hour.

Good luck.
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post some photos,

Also if you run your nail across the scratch do you feel it?
frugal1 wrote: My wife parked our car downtown and it seems someone deliberately scratched it. I’m hoping it can be buffed out, but don’t want to do this myself. Anyone have any recommendations?
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I can feel the scratch when I run my nail across it

Here’s a photo. This is Just part of it. I’m wondering if a car detailing place would be able to take care of this and if there’s a place in Toronto that is recommended.
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Just DIY...look up on youtube.

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Thanks. I think I'm going to try this:



Will just have to find the time to do it.
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frugal1 wrote: Thanks. I think I'm going to try this:



Will just have to find the time to do it.
This is the method I use. I go 2000 grit (LIGHTLY!), then 3000 grit and finish with 5000 grit and a very good polishing compound (I use this one: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B001TJ ... UTF8&psc=1. I use a porter cable 7424XP with a foam waxing pad for the final step. Beware that black is a difficult colour to refinish but it's not impossible.

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