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Old 07-26-2010, 03:11 PM   #1
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New SES scratched :(

Hey everyone,

I am new to Ford and new to this website which has been awesome so far. Unfortunately, this morning I found a scratch on the hood of my 2010 Sangria Sed SES Sedan that is about 12-15 inches. It is thin and not very deep except for where the scratch starts.

I am reaching out to the forum to see if any of you all have any advice on how to effectively get rid of this scratch with little to NO trace of it ever being there. I am planning on taking it to a few different body/paint/collision centers after work today to get an idea of what they think as well.

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got pictures?
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Old 07-26-2010, 03:57 PM   #3
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not yet, as I discovered this while at work. When I get home this evening, I will take and post a picture.
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yeah take good clean pics so it shows us what your dealing with.
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so here are the pics, as promised. This scratch is on the hood, and about 15 inches long. It isnt terribly deep, but the one shop I took it too told me I would have to repaint the entire hood at about $300... I love the car, but I am not going to spend that to fix this! Please help!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/20435680@N08/4832545572/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20435680@N08/4831936935/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20435680@N08/4831937229/
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:28 PM   #6
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someone took a rock... one of those round river stone things... and made swirls down the side and up on the front... its a dodge ram... we had a guy that cleans our cars come out and he was able to buff the shit out of it and got the marks off... perhaps some heavy buffing and polishing may get that out, someone else will be able to suggest some pretty good stuff... i know there are numerous polishing compounds that may help... also, mabye you can do that then get some touch up paint and buff and wax that to blend... i donno, ive got rock chips to do still...
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:49 AM   #7
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My car was keyed similar to what you've got on your hood.
Goes from above the front wheel, all the way to the rear door.
Since my car is black, I just fill in the scratch with a black sharpie, and keep applying ScratchX over it.
It's about the best you can do without getting it repainted.
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Does ScratchX work for all color paint?
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Yeah, ScratchX is universal. It makes lighter scratches pretty much disappear, but ones like this will only be slightly affected.

The number one thing is to get some red into that groove to take out that white which makes it stand out so much.
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Ugh... I hate to say this because Meguiar's is my HG for car products, but ScratchX is TERRIBLE. I've owned 3 black cars and it's never done a damn thing for me; it's just a filler and will wear off the next time you wash/wax your Focus. Luckily yours looks like a surface scratch, so any body shop can buff it out for you the right way. In such a conspicuous area it's not worth it to try to get it out yourself. It's not even that expensive, either. The collision place in my town charged me $40 to do my entire car last summer when I was forced to drive into the tips of a fallen tree in the road.
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