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Old 06-12-2011, 06:06 AM
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me being the brilliant person i am let my co-wroker ( who is supposed to be a VERY good detailer ) detail my truck after i took it wheeling. well turns out hes not as good as he thinks he is, and i now have an @ss load of tinty scratches in my clear coat.

i've tried waxing it with 3 different types of wax and none of them actualy took them out, although the 3rd one did make them less noticable. but i need to get them out before tuseday cause my adjuster is coming to take another look at my truck to repair a few issues i had with the paint from the body shop.

i've been googling stuff all night such as scratchX 2.0 and nu-finish scratch doctor and 99% of the reviews say they didnt work. so im really at a loss here and have no idea what else to do.... idk if maybe clay baring it would work or not, but at this point any advice would be greatful
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I don't have much time to respond, but I know exactly what you're going through. Detailing a really dirty truck takes a very long time even if you know what you're doing to remove all of the dirt so it does not scratch the paint when you wash it. You will need a machine polisher to correct the damage, and not an over the counter orbital, but a true random orbital, like a porter cable 7424xp with some real polish like Meguiars M105, M205, M83, or Ultimate Compound.
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Im stuck doing all this by hand sadly.
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There are two things you can do with your scratches, you can "fill" them with a polish and then wax your truck(short term solution) or you can "correct"(remove) the scratches. It also depends on how deep the scratches are. If they are too deep you will only be able to use the process that Luke was talking about. Go to these sites and read the information that is available
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They both can furnish you with excellent information about the products that are available and how to use them. Good Luck!
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