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    Hello everybody! I used T-Cut scratch remover the other day to remove a couple of minor scratches. My car is a silver E46 330ci. This has left the bodywork cloudy, its left like a white finish where I used it. Any suggestions on how to remove this cloudy/white finish? Thanks!!
     
     

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    Did you use the T-Cut neat or on a damp cloth? Try use some normal polish on it, it should wipe off unless you pressed a bit too hard whilst rubbing the T-Cut in and it's takn off some of the laquer, which is quite unlikely.
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    I used the T-cut on a microfibre cloth (the cloth that feels like it sticks to your hand and look like it has a rough texture), the cloth was dry. I put a blob on the cloth then folded the cloth so it spread then unfolded it and rubbed into the bodywork. I might have used some pressure to try buff out the scratch? Once I finished i rubbed down the excess. Then I noticed the white patches so I got a damp cloth and rubbed the area down but had the whiteness stayed. A couple of days later I used the Meguires polish and rubbed it down but it did not help :-(
     
     

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    Have you gone past the top coat haz? If not, then I would look into machine polishing to correct it.
     
     

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    Haz, you don't need to use a microfibre cloth, get some stockinette cloth, everyone uses that for polishing cars. It's soft and smooth, whereas it's possibe that the microfibre cloth may have had an abrasive effect.

    You could try Autoglym Paint Renovator. It's a white bottle with a pink label. Works the same way as T-Cut, but is alot less abrasive. Don't press on it as you rub, just gently wipe it on.

    This is what the Autoglym website says about what it does.


    Autoglym Paint Renovator is an abrasive paint restorer.

    The use of any abrasive polish on automotive paintwork should always be restricted to the correction of specific problems such as scratches or oxidation.

    Automotive paintwork is extremely thin and every time the surface is renovated using abrasive compounds some of the paint is removed. Most original finishes are tougher on the outer surface than the underneath layers. The outer layer should therefore be preserved as far as possible.

    We recommend you always try Autoglym Super Resin Polish first as it may rectify your problem without undue paint removal. If additional treatment is required Autoglym Paint Renovator contains exceptionally fast working abrasives to give a rapid but controllable cutting and polishing action. It contains no silicone and will remove light scratches and oxidation.
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    NealP....How could I find out if I have gone beyonf the top coat? Thanks!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by haz_65 View Post
    NealP....How could I find out if I have gone beyonf the top coat? Thanks!
    The car colour starts coming off on your cloth when you cut polish
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    The car colour starts coming off on your cloth when you cut polish
    T-cut is paint stripper.........
     
     

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    CharleyNokia....Did using a microfibre cloth cause damage to the paintwork? Ok I shall try using the Autoglym Paint Renovator and Autoglym Super Resin Polish when I get a chance. So you advise me NOT to use the original T-Cut colour restorer (in a red bottle) to try and correct it because I was planning to rectify using that.

    Also...I used the step 2 Meguires polish a few weeks ago to polish the whole car before I could wax it...is polishing the car very bad? Could I have caused any damage to the paintwork? Thanks!
     
     

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    I don't recall any car colour coming off onto the cloth when I was using T-Cut scratch X...Does that mean I still have a clearcoat left? How much rubbing would it take to remove a clear coat/top coat fully and get to the actual paintwork using a hand? Thanks!
     
     

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