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post #16 of 19 Old 01-08-2017, 12:37 AM
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It was a plastic cap, that scratch isn't deep. It can be polished out, if not by hand then certainly by machine. There's a whole world of detailing knowledge out there. You can either learn it and remove the scratch yourself, or pay a detailer to do it. In either case, don't worry. It can be removed.


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It was a plastic cap, that scratch isn't deep. It can be polished out, if not by hand then certainly by machine. There's a whole world of detailing knowledge out there. You can either learn it and remove the scratch yourself, or pay a detailer to do it. In either case, don't worry. It can be removed.
Yup, you're right! I managed to get rid of it using Meguiar's compound and lightly polish the area. I really need to let the novelty of a new car settle down haha.

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This is a great video on how to do a clearcoat scratch removal. The woman is one of the girls on "All Girls Garage." When I saw this video, it gave me some thoughts for my spring detailing. The title is: How to Remove a Scratch in Car Paint - For Beginners!


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I'm not too sure about that method.

A big philosophy in the detailing world is "start with the least aggressive method". It's hard to tell how deep those scratches are, but jumping right to sand paper is absolutely nuts, especially for beginners! I don't know enough about wet/dry sanding to comment any further. But that's only because I've never encountered paint damage bad enough that I've needed to learn!

I even think OP jumped the gun going straight to compound, but if my assumption is correct, he likely used Meguiars Ultimate Compound which is very forgiving and generally finishes last step product (LSP) ready. A more aggressive compound would have needed a polishing step.

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