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Old 04-27-2012, 06:29 PM   #1
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Paint Marks

So one day, I'm assuming while I was at Wal-Mart, some idiot in a white truck hit my mirror with his door. I have white paint marks on my mirror. How do you recommend me getting it off? I've had some people suggest rubbing compound. Any suggestions?


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Start with:
http://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-Ultim...=pd_sim_auto_4

If that doesn't work move to:
http://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-G1721.../dp/B001O7PNNM


Both can be had at Target.
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I have rubbing compound at home and polishing compound. I haven't tried them yet. I was just wondering if either of these two would work.
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The really old sketchy stuff in the color coded tins?

I would not risk it. It'll cost you like $20 max for the two products listed. Abrasive technology has come a long way since rubbing compound.
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No. I bought it not even a month ago.

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My advice stands. I'd try the two products I linked to earlier.
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post a pic of the stuff you got a month ago, let's see what it is.
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I have rubbing compound at home and polishing compound. I haven't tried them yet. I was just wondering if either of these two would work.
A long standing rule of thumb is to use the least aggressive method first. Gradually work your way up to something more aggressive. Now, with that said, I realize you don't want to go out and buy 3 or 4 different polishes to see what works. The thing to keep in mind while experimenting though, make sure to use a clean, soft, microfiber pad to do the polishing. If it's a light scuff from another car, it's likely that the paint transfer will come off pretty easy. Even with some bug and tar remover. But what you may find, and what I see all the time, is that deeper scuff marks will remain. In this case I'd suggest taking it to a pro and let them look at it. If you still want to tackle the deeper marks yourself, remember NOT to use something so aggressive that you rub more permenant damage into your paint.

Pics would help.

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A long standing rule of thumb is to use the least aggressive method first. Gradually work your way up to something more aggressive. Now, with that said, I realize you don't want to go out and buy 3 or 4 different polishes to see what works. The thing to keep in mind while experimenting though, make sure to use a clean, soft, microfiber pad to do the polishing. If it's a light scuff from another car, it's likely that the paint transfer will come off pretty easy. Even with some bug and tar remover. But what you may find, and what I see all the time, is that deeper scuff marks will remain. In this case I'd suggest taking it to a pro and let them look at it. If you still want to tackle the deeper marks yourself, remember NOT to use something so aggressive that you rub more permenant damage into your paint.

Pics would help.

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I'll post pics when I get back and can clean up the car. I've tried bug and tar removed. Didn't work.

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