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Old 02-17-2015, 08:46 AM
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So I love my girlfriend, but we just got our first "real" snow here in KY and she took it upon herself to clear the snow off my truck...with a broom . It's an old broom, not straw bristles but not exactly the softest either. Of course I thanked her and gently suggested that a broom on car paint is not great. I can't really tell if there are any scratches yet but I just know there is going to be light scratches somewhere. I've never hand waxed/buffed or anything (first new car) and I'm looking for some guidance to get them out when the snow thaws. Thanks!
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My car had this kind of crap done to it by it previous owner. Here's how I went about getting them out over the whole car. There might be an easier way to do it, but just depends how bad/deep the scratches are.

Here is how I did it:

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=194355
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So I love my girlfriend, but we just got our first "real" snow here in KY and she took it upon herself to clear the snow off my truck...with a broom . It's an old broom, not straw bristles but not exactly the softest either. Of course I thanked her and gently suggested that a broom on car paint is not great. I can't really tell if there are any scratches yet but I just know there is going to be light scratches somewhere. I've never hand waxed/buffed or anything (first new car) and I'm looking for some guidance to get them out when the snow thaws. Thanks!
If you are sort of a beginner at paint care start simple.. take your truck to a local Pep Boys-, O'Reilly's or any car care chain. Ask the guys behind the counter to look at the scratches. Start by asking which of the employees polish/wax their own cars. They won't be pro's but it's a start. Ask them to recommend a polish appropriate for the type of damage done and follow the directions on one panel of your truck. You'll know if you got good advice for about $12 and an hour of your time.
Also- go to a website for let's say... Mother's car care products- they will have tutorials and video's on how to get the best results. Good luck- My guess is that she just barely hazed the clear coat.
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Save yourself the hassle, suck it up and find a repuitable detailing company. It doesnt take much to scratch paint. RAM paint has gotten substantially thinner over the last 5-7 years. Waxes, sealants and glazes will not solve your problem, they will only fill the damage and within 2 washes it will look like it was in the beginning... it will need to be polished out. If youre a weekend warrior, and want to take it upon yourself and try...tipnitty's thread is an excellent write up for a how-to.

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