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  1. best way to remove scratches? 
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    Hey guys,

    I've got a e46 BMW 3 series convertible 2006 and my younger brother and my father moved my hardtop for it, from the shed into the garage and in the process, put quite a few scratches and one fairly deep scratch (you can feel it when you run your nail over it)

    Just wondering what's the best way to remove such scratches or just get the area resprayed?

    Many thanks

    Wasim
     
     

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    I used megs compound with a polisher to remove some scratches from the boot but if its deep, as you explained with your nail, it will be hard to remove. You could try a very fine grade wet and dry, really you have nothing to lose as you mentioned a respray so maybe worth a go first.
     
     

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    Is it metallic? If not you may be able to use a touch up pen to build up the colour and then flat with 1500 grade wet and dry when it has hardened. Then compound and polish as usual.
     
     

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    Most scratches are able to be removed or at least reduced on the eye, some deeper ones can be flattened using different grades of wet & dry, then polished out using various cutting compounds and refining via a rotary polisher, something that isn't really achievable by hand.
    A respray would be a last resort, maybe have a professional detailer in your area take a look and allow them to give you a quote.
     
     

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    Gleammachine, where abouts are you based? I was thinking about getting my car detailed for the winter anyway and if you could remove the scratch, that would be brilliant.

    I'll drop you an email
     
     

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    try chemical guys scratch/swirl removal compound, needs to be used with a machine polisher though, also i've been told menz ip is excellent
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