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Surprised there are not any threads about how to repair scratches here. I have done this type of work for awhile in the plant and it works great. I'm sure there are other techniques, but this is what is used in the plants for the most part.

Step 1:Wet Sanding- First step is to get a spray bottle of water and spray your sandpaper and area you are going to sand. Then sand back and forth in the same direction until the scratches are gone. You will need to wipe the area clean, and inspect if very close to make sure the scratches are removed. Please note, this will scuff your clearcoat, and look really hazy. Do not worry, this is normal.

Step 2:Buffing- get some polish and buffing wheel. For polish, use something like this
http://http://www.amazon.com/3M-Finesse--Polish-51056-Purple/dp/B000XDDDOO/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1314206289&sr=1-1
and for a buffing pad, something like this
http://http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Buffing-Polishing-Finishing-Backing/dp/B003IME3IW/ref=pd_sbs_auto_11
Apply the polish to the hazy area, then use your buffer and buff left to right and up and down. Make sure to keep the pad moving, and not to apply too much pressure, as it will heat up and damage the paint. Take your time and slowly buff out the haze. Better to do a little and wipe clean and inspect, then if you need further buffing, buff some more untill you get the hang of it.

Step3: Just use a good sealer wax and your good to go.

For deep scratches, order some touch up paint from your dealer. The paint code can be found on the sticker on the inside of your drivers side door panel. It will look like this
http://http://www.amazon.com/Geniune-Ford-Lincoln-Touch-Up-Motorcraft/dp/B001H1MCZ2/ref=sr_1_6?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1314206938&sr=1-6
Don't remove the plastic piece to use the pen attachment as it will dry out. Instead, put some paint on a piece of paper and dip the pen in the paint. Now use just enough to fill in the scratch/stone chip, etc and try to keep it as level with the paint as you can. Clean the pen attachment for later use. Now let it dry completely. Then wet sand it like you do for the scratches untill the edge of the touch up paints blends with your paint. Then buff it out like you do for the scratches. This is a little more tricky than fixing a scratch but not that hard either. You have to be careful not to put too much paint on because when you go to blend it, you might actually sand off the original paint, so you want to use as little as possible, and go slow until you get confident in this technique.

Repair shops will charge you an arm and a leg to fix scratches, and this is the same thing they will do. Don't be intimidated, it's really easy, and will keep our Foci nice and shiny [headbang]

Here is a video I found on youtube that might show you just how easy it is to sand and polish out a scratch.
 

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This is guy is a fraud. All of his links are all ad sites which he gets paid for when you click them. Don't click them.
 

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Wtf? I try to help people and u gotta be an azz hole? I don't get anything, just trying to show people what to use. Why do people have to be all high and mighty on these forums?
 

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The links are broken from what I can tell.
 

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well I was just trying to help people. The first polish you want to use after wet sanding is a polish with a mild abrasive in it to buff out the scratches, then you follow up with a wax or liquid polish. Didn't mean to rile people up, sorry.
 
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