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Old 06-28-2012, 10:59 AM   #51
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Personally, I would call off the wedding, sell the ring, and fix the car.

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Old 06-28-2012, 11:11 AM   #52
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i would think that most of that would buff out.
Agree. The first pic to me looks the worst but I would buff and wax it and then look at it again.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:14 AM   #53
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ouuuchhhhhhh, i think i would start crying if this happened to me car. Looks like a full new paint job is in order


What color is her hair? Might explain a few things
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:25 AM   #54
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Enough shots on his woman, Christ. I myself hate when other people(my family
Members) wash my car. My dad loves to wash the whole driveway of cars with....1 bucket at 6am when I'm asleep. However, she tried to do something nice for the guy and didn't know how to do it correctly. My recommendation is to take it to a dealer. It will cost more but those are deep, and you'll waste money buying scrubbers and buffers and mirical wax. Hope everything works out!
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I would guess a good exterior detailer would get the job done for $200, but your clearcoat will suffer for it in the long run since it would include wet sanding and polishing.
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I don't know if looks would make up for this lack of intelligence lol
oh its possible....not typical for our area...but definitely possible...
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That doesn't even look that bad.

LOL @ the people suggesting a repaint...


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strip it down with dawn liquid soap, wax it. I can't imagine that it got through the clear. As long as they're superficial which I imagine they are, a couple coats should clear it up.
You kidding? Wax doesn't fill scratches, glaze fills scratches and only lasts 2 weeks at the most. Glaze won't fill in that deep of scratches either.


OP needs to invest in a good random orbital buffer and some compound. That's quite doable to correct yourself. It will cost a bit of clear coat thickness, but in the end it will nook better than new.
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It hurts to look at, but it should all disappear with a good detail job (compound, polish, and seal). Its well worth having a professional detailer do it if you are not familiar with using an orbital buffer.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:35 PM   #59
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That doesn't even look that bad.

LOL @ the people suggesting a repaint...

You kidding? Wax doesn't fill scratches, glaze fills scratches and only lasts 2 weeks at the most. Glaze won't fill in that deep of scratches either.

OP needs to invest in a good random orbital buffer and some compound. That's quite doable to correct yourself. It will cost a bit of clear coat thickness, but in the end it will nook better than new.
Correct-a-mundo. Nothing I saw in those photos looks beyond what a good buffer wont take care of. And, what it doesn't completely smooth out will be seriously less noticeable. I'm no detiling pro but have been dealing with paint finishes and scratches since the 80's. (No old guy jokes please.)
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All those scratches will buff out with some 3M buffing compound.

Also this is a newer car and not something that is 10+ years. Clear coat is plenty thick.

Take it to a good body shop and they will buff and polish it out. Yes it will cost you a few hundred but both of you will be relieved.
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