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Automotive scratch repair

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Check out the pics, belt buckle scratches on the Rav4.

I did it loading things on the roof.

 

Will they come out?

 

What to use?

I take it I will need to buy a Buffer

What features to look for in a Buffer?

 

 

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Buffer with some meguiars 205 should pretty much make it all dissapear. Black and Decker makes an inexpensive one Model WP900 on Amazon that works pretty damn good. You can try with the cloth pads that come with it, but a orange foam buffing pad will make quick work of that.

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1 min ago, J Powers said:

Check out YouTube auto detailing. 

( Always look there first when you're in new territory )

No, the first step is to post in the tavern....

(I will)

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15 mins ago, IsmailG said:

Buffer with some meguiars 205

205 is described as a "light cut" guess I am best off to start gently?

 

Meguiars Mirror Glaze #205 Ultra Finishing Polish permanently removes swirls and light imperfections, leaving a smooth, reflective finish.

 

 

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Used to be a great product called Liquid Ebony for glazing and removing scratches but you needed a professional type buffing machine (and much practice) to correctly apply it.  IIRC 3M bought the rights to the product and it's now sold as "Perfect It".  Overall you'd probably do better to ask someone who details cars professionally and has a good rep to just buff it out for you and save yourself the headaches. 

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19 mins ago, oax said:

  Overall you'd probably do better to ask someone who details cars professionally and has a good rep to just buff it out for you and save yourself the headaches. 

Nope,

Going to do it myself, this car is more of a beater.

If it were mama's, I would pay the man.

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Just try your scratch X with a hand pad first, you have nothing to lose.

I've used the stuff and it works pretty well on light scratches.

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1 hour ago, woowoo2 said:

205 is described as a "light cut" guess I am best off to start gently?

 

Meguiars Mirror Glaze #205 Ultra Finishing Polish permanently removes swirls and light imperfections, leaving a smooth, reflective finish.

 

 

Yeah, you would be surprised how little abrasive you need. I whacked one of the  parking gate arms with my hood and the metal sign left a pretty good scuff and scratches, can't even tell anything happened after using the 205.

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