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#1 Old 11-01-2005, 03:54 PM
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need advice on buffing out light scratches

i have a black wrx and every single scratch is annoying me! lol

shortly after i washed the car, i found light little scratches on the trunk.

i was thinkin of buffing it out... can you recommend a good agent to use? im sketchy about using any "scratch remover" out there. i dont want to ruin the paint or cause any ugly blemishes. what materials do i need? or is this a bad idea?

i heard meguiars is good to use.

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A good paste wax will conceal scratches. And it is a good idea to wax every 3-4 months anyways.

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If they are fine scratches then a good wax job will help. If you have a scratch's that are deeper then you will need a buffer to remove them with 3M rubbing compound with a wool wheel pad and after that step use 3M finishing glaze with a foam pad then wax. Best if done by a profesional

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after reading some articles, i was thinkin about using some meguiars swirl remover and then a quick waxing of the area. has anyone tried this?
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I got mine professionally buffed and all the scratches that you couldn't feel if you ran your fingernail across it came out.
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I got mine professionally buffed and all the scratches that you couldn't feel if you ran your fingernail across it came out.
i was thinkin about doing that, but its a little more costly. plus, i dont want to have it buffed too much.
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Bring it to Ian and have him do it

Im still looking at body kits Ian

Next spring Im gunna take a trip to New Haven and have you hook me up

About how much would it be for you to paint a front lip, side skirts, and rear bumper?
PM me if u want.
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I'll do it for $350 give or take

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Megiure's stuff is good and easy to use. Problem with a black vehicle is it shows all. A good Caranuba wax does wonders.

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went to a shop i used to go to alot before and they'll buff it for $30. not bad huh?

id probably spend close to that much just buying the products...
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I'm going to pass by New Haven on my way to Vermont during Thanksgiving. Ian do you do paint only? HOOK ME UP~~
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I'm going to pass by New Haven on my way to Vermont during Thanksgiving. Ian do you do paint only? HOOK ME UP~~
What do you need doing?

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With my 02 rex I just recently picked up I actually went through with 2000 grit wet sand paper (be very careful) and wet sanded the whole car lightly not to go through the clear coat, then used buffing compound and then used a finishing buffer. took the orange peel off the car as well as the little scratches. looks better then one in the show room.
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