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    hi all;
    i have some very light scratches on my titanium silver 330,
    only really noticable to me when i clean it.
    i am planning on t-cutting it to try and get rid of them.
    is their a better product? or is t-cut a good product to use?
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    thanks for the link. does that do every colour of paintwork?
     
     

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    i would say g10 would be better suited imo, g3 is rather harsh and would need g10 or similar after anyway because it will dull the paint until a finer polish is used.

    if its bad i would use g3 then g10.

    if its just light then use g10.

    but if its bad then i doubt either will get rid of them anyway!

    it works on any paintwork, dont rub too hard though cos you could burn the paint, but you would have to rub very hard to cause damage.

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    How light are the scratches?If they are very light I would polish them out either that or get a detailer to detail your car.T-cut is paint-stripper so you have to be very careful how you go with it.
     
     

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    they are pretty light to be honest maybe a good quality polish would get rid. ive only used autoglym polish on it but their still their. is g10 an abrasive polish?
    thanks again
     
     

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    You wont get out swirls by hand.. try using a glaze to fill in the swirls...

    try this it will point you in the right direction..

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    I would only use t-cut to tart up a car before selling! wouldn't use it otherwise, much better products around!

    i used t-cut colour fast on my mum's black mondeo when i sold that for her and it worked really well to be fair.. still wouldn't let t-cut anywhere near my car though!
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    T-cut the scratches by hand if you've got a bottle but dont go out and buy one. Your better of using g10 because you can use it by hand. G3 is rough stuff but only any good when used with a machine, it'll give you a mirror shine.

    Or go out and buy a bottle of 3m finesse-it, best product I have used by far
     
     

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