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Old 08-21-2020, 09:28 AM   #1
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I Just had my baby detailed to the max ( inside & out) spent a lot of well worth money, any way I was kinda kicked off the road & got into a fight with a mailbox ( with MB door down of course) anyhoo scratches from the rear door to the tail light. no deep scratches but down to the primer I think? it is white streaks, still smooth to the touch but scratched, Looking for a home remedy ( cheap, but effective) paint code is 81blk. Question? should I compound & buff or is there a wax of some sort that will blend it out? Sorry for the long post, Thank you HTC

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Old 08-21-2020, 01:27 PM   #2
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white streaks, still smooth to the touch
Sounds like the scratch is only in the clearcoat. I think your compound idea will make it look like new. Good luck. Keep us posted.


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Thank's RT.. If people would just know how to plant a mailbox!!
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Old 09-04-2020, 11:32 AM   #4
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Don't know if you've resolved this yet, if the scratch clears up when you put water on it, there's a good chance it's just in the clear, a light polishing compound will likely do the truck.

If it doesn't change, you've likely blasted through the clear and into or through the paint. That takes a lot more work to repair cleanly.
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Light scratches can generally be taken care of with Polishing Compound.

I've used Turtle Wax for years and it's always done an outstanding job.

Also, DO NOT waste tons of money on that BS Headlight Cleaning crap!

It does an INCREDIBLE job on removing the yellowing of your headlights caused by damage from the Sun! I used it maybe twice a year on my wife's car's headlights and they always came out looking like new, and IT'S FAR CHEAPER!

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Some places have it as low as $4 each..
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