ways to cover a light scratch...

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by bclimn, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. bclimn

    bclimn New Member

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    looks like some idiot brushed up on my car or lightly keyed it...

    any ideas for making it unnoticable or to i guess 'fix'

    sorry prob repost :)
     
  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Touch-up paint if the primer or metal is showing, polish if it isn't.
     
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    It could be too deep to polish out completely. If you can catch it with your fingernail, then it's too deep to polish out. You don't want to remove too much paint as the UV inhibitors are concentrated in the top layers of paint.

    If it is too deep to polish out, then just getting a buffer on it will get the "whitness" out of it and make it fairly not noticeable unless you're looking for it.

    The only people who will see it are people looking for it.
     
  4. SoySauciAl

    SoySauciAl Guest

    i agree with scottwax.. but instead of paint, try clearcoat and then wetsanding it down. but is that right about UV protection? i have wetsanded down scratches felt with fingernails and buffed out but now im having second doubts.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    If you take the clear coat under 1 mil thickness, you compromise the UV protection.
     
  6. SoySauciAl

    SoySauciAl Guest

    crap
     

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