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Old 02-11-2013, 11:48 AM
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Took off the fender flares now I have scratches on the paint need suggestion to get them off tried scratch x with no luck they are not deep enough to catch a finger nail on
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you might have to take it to a body shop if they are that deep or try wet sanding
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Took off the fender flares now I have scratches on the paint need suggestion to get them off tried scratch x with no luck they are not deep enough to catch a finger nail on
Do you still have the flares? You want to sell them? Pm me.
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did you use the scratch x by hand?

its hard to say without seeing a picture if the scratches will come out, but you should be able to get them if you dont feel them on your fingernail.

If you have access to a machine polisher, the scratch x should work, but there are definitely more aggressive products out there...

if you can, post up a pic...
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Yeah I just tried the scratch-x by hand I was thinking maybe I can get a polisher or a get it professionally done
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A professional car detailer will charge you a good penny.

It's really very easy removing fine surface scratches and the like....with the right tools and armed with the proper method.

I've had a lot of luck removing fine swirls and minor scrathes using the method and products below.

HERE is the instructional video.
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1200 wet sand paper making small swirls over the area , then go over with 1500 wet sand paper if you want but dont have to ,then hit it with a buffer and some compound , then some polish .

they cant possibly be that bad , so they should come right out pretty easily .

dont do this if you dont know what you are doing as for you might sand through or buff through your clearcoat ..

any reason why you removed the flares ? i'd be interested in them .
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Im in the same position, looking to ditch my bushwacker pocket style flares. The scratches are deep, i had a detailer say it can be done with a fair bit of work.
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I would use a 2000 grit wet paper but you need a buffer to polish it out and if you aren't careful you can burn through the stock clear pretty easy. Go by a local dealer and look for there detail shop out back and those guys will usually do it pretty cheap. Try a high end store 1st the better the cars the better the detail guys at least in Houston. They may have people like me who recon used cars on site. I have had a few people come up to me with minor stuff while working in the back of the dealerships. I usually charge between $20 and $50 got sanding and buffing panels depending on how much damage is there. For a truck like yours most people like me do it on the side would charge you between $20 and $40 to do the wheel wells.
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