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Old 07-04-2004, 12:36 PM   #1
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What's the best thing to use to remove a scratch?

Alright, I'm coming down my street ready to turn into my drive but there's some muppet who's parked just up past my drive on the other side of the road. I usually swing out left and then come in to my drive as it's fairly tight to get into. I couldn't swing out but had best a go as I could but with that tool parked behind me I soon realised I had very little room to manoevre. I literally couldn't go backward to straighten out so I was screwed. Long story short, I scraped my car on the post. It's not too bad but I really hate having marks and shit on my car so I need to fix it up.

I used the Ford retouching kit (with the three pens) on my wing mirror (yes I scratched that too a month or so ago ) which was total crap. Colour didn't match, wrong finish, everything. So I'm asking what's the best thing I can do? I've t-cutted it a little, but that won't do the job on it's own.

That guy has blocked my neighbour in as well, and he isn't too happy about it. But I realise that it's my fault for misjudging the situation so don't bring that up as I'm likely to cry.


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Old 07-04-2004, 12:52 PM   #2
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Meguires makes some awesome products to remove scratches. Check them out, I know the body shop (at the dealership I used to work at) used their products. I also used them when I detailed cars at a previous job also. Amazing stuff. I actually used to key (rental cars I would get ready for the auction) on purpose to see how I could much of the scratch I could get out of the car and unless it's extremely deep or down to the metal, you will get it out with Meguires....
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Old 07-04-2004, 12:57 PM   #3
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scratch x rox my sox i use it and itll take out most marks
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Scratch X works ok on very minor scratches. Anything major its pretty much useless.
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I live in the UK, are these products available here?
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Old 07-04-2004, 01:18 PM   #6
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Hard to tell...,

Is it past the CC?
Is it down to the BC?
Is it down to the primer?
Is it down to the metal?
Is it dented?
Is it plastic?
Is it metal?
Any pics?
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Old 07-04-2004, 02:28 PM   #7
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Sorry about the poor picture quality, I had to take the pic on my mobile phone. I went out to the car and it seems a whole lot worse than before - for some reason I looked at it and saw it as just a surface scratch but it's a few mm deep.

I'm thinking about maybe getting it done professionally. Unless somebody has an idea?
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Old 07-04-2004, 03:12 PM   #8
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OUCH!

McGuires isn't going to fix that! You're looking at a paint job...but then again, I'm no expert
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It "appears" to be down to the metal in places and surface rust is beginning(according to the pic).
You will needa body shop to repair the area to make it blend in...,
Since the paint is gone..., there is no way to buff or polish something that is not there..., sorry...
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yea body shop asap
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