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    can any body help whats the best polish for removing various scratches from my metalic paint work
     
     

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    No product will get rid of them completely, however there are various products on the market by meguiars, autogylm etc. have used AG SRP in the past and with 4 applications does help.

    Im having car detailed with the paint being corrected. once finished hoping for about 90% correction...so now more swirl marks, light scratches.

    IIRC SOMEONE ELSE HAS ASKED THIS QUESTION RECENTLY TOO
     
     

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    how much are you paying to have the paintwork detailed mate?? i want that done, nothing annoys me more than the little scratches around the door handles etc that you just cant get rid of!!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by baderlfc View Post
    how much are you paying to have the paintwork detailed mate?? i want that done, nothing annoys me more than the little scratches around the door handles etc that you just cant get rid of!!
    Prices vary a lot. been quoted about £200 - £600

    having mine done from mt bro mate now, mates rates

    once done will put pics up
     
     

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    You can get rid of light scratches very easily by using 3M Fastcut compound. You then need to restore the paint so i would put a few layers of colourmagic on then a wax polish over the top, and finally use finesse if need be to give it a glass like shine. Usually gets rid of most of scratches.

    alternatively if its a deep scratch, you can use a touchup stick along the scratch first then use the fastcut to bring the new paint down the level of the old one then follow process above.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by e36nickd View Post
    No product will get rid of them completely
    Not strictly true I'm afraid, I used to have a detailing business and removed many scratches from car paint.

    Wet sanding and good products and a bit of know how can remove scratches but your comment does apply to most really deep scratches.

    Had a 944 that was so badly scratched I had to wet sand the entire car, not something I'd recommend doing if you have no experience



    but it's worth it

     
     

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    most people wouldnt even dare wet sand theyre car i dont think from fear of gettting it wrong. From my experience as being a valetor for 7 years it has become an effective method. Obvioulsy it depends on how bad the scratch is and what you can get away with.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimzimmer2009 View Post
    From my experience as being a valetor for 7 years ...
    sorry this is a bit off topic , but...

    zimzimmer i notice you are in portsmouth and was wondering if you know of any places that are good to get:

    a. a decent normal car wash (i have a vert so a hand wash is a must) thats not toooooo expensive, but good value?

    b. an excellent full valet every once in a while!?

    i'm sure what you don't know after 7 years isn't worth knowing!
     
     

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    i have just done mine with the autoglym paint restorer must say its come up very well and has got rid of all the little marks and scratchs that were letting the car down i would recomend a good quality polish to put on after i use mer and find that to work well
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by quasiperiodic View Post
    sorry this is a bit off topic , but...

    zimzimmer i notice you are in portsmouth and was wondering if you know of any places that are good to get:

    a. a decent normal car wash (i have a vert so a hand wash is a must) thats not toooooo expensive, but good value?

    b. an excellent full valet every once in a while!?

    i'm sure what you don't know after 7 years isn't worth knowing!
    To be honest mate i havent lived in pompey long enough to try them out, there is a place near me that does hand washes, its opposite the kfc near the marriot (north harbor way) just along from hendys.

    I do all my own cleaning anyway coz i still got all the valeting gear, i do them occasionally but its no longer my occupation as the pay is poor for the work i think.

    Whats the colour of yours? its similar to mine by the looks of it.
     
     

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