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Old 06-24-2012, 11:44 AM   #11
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:45 AM   #12
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A reputable car detailer should be able to buff it out provided it is not scratched past the clear coat...... then you are into major bucks!!! I don't think even the dumbest person could do that without noticing.... I am sure she feels horrible.
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:06 PM   #13
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Take it to a reputable auto detailer to have them buff it out. Factory finishes have a very thin clear coat and the pro's should know how to work it without burning through the finish.
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:16 PM   #14
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Take it to a reputable auto detailer to have them buff it out. Factory finishes have a very thin clear coat and the pro's should know how to work it without burning through the finish.
This.

Wow, just wow.
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:21 PM   #15
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Since it was just a plastic scrubber I can't imagine the clear coat is gone. I am sure a simple buff with ScratchX 2.0 will not be enough, though. It might need to be wet-sanded. I would take it to a detailer, get an estimate, then go to the detailer you would rather deal with and talk about a price based on that quote.

BUT, now that there is already damage you could just buy a DA orbital and some Meguiars Ultimate Compound and give it a shot. You probably won't do any more damage (hard to do with a DA even on perfect paint). Maybe there is a member here who can loan you a polisher? Either way you could resell it afterwards. These guys have nice packages and ship quick for a reasonable cost: http://www.detailedimage.com/DI-Pack...asic-Kit-P335/
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Barnes & Nobles, "How to wash a car for dummies". DOH! Sorry bud, sounds like a goner but we will have to see the pics!
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Sounds like it will need a polish.

Sorry man. I hope she never does that again.

We all make mistakes. Forgive and forget. Life's too short to stay pissed-off for long.

Maybe she'll make it up to you?
I don't think she'll do it again after this. She just didn't know.

And yeah, I forgive her. But however much it costs to fix I will spend- she won't get a say in that. =)
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ouch, that sucks, did she use dish soap as well?
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My neighbor just did this to his silver Mazda. His is non-repairable - funny as hell to see his badly scratched car in the driveway.
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I hate to say this, but those green pot scrubbers are plenty abrasive enough to leave marks on tempered glass. I'm pretty sure the clear coat isn't harder than glass. Good luck.
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