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    Scratches

    Just noticed one or two minor scratches on the old body work and was hoping someone could recommend a product to remove them.
    Is T-cut still around or is that old hat now?
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    depends how light / deep the scratches are.

    very light surface - t cut/ polishes can bring this out

    light surface - scratch removal polish (6-7 from halfords)

    deeper - touch up pens (tricky)

    send a pic if possible

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    I would describe them as light so i will give the Halfords stuff a go. Need to go there for some car wash stuff anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by steebo888
    depends how light / deep the scratches are.

    very light surface - t cut/ polishes can bring this out

    light surface - scratch removal polish (6-7 from halfords)

    deeper - touch up pens (tricky)

    send a pic if possible

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    Meguiars scratch X good. It's a diminishing abrasive which means it breaks down and becomes less abrasive as you polish. I wouldn't use T-cut, it can leave more scratches than you started with!

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    t-cut is liquid sandpaper, do not use, utter ****e

    as above, Scratch-X is good

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    Meguiars prouducts are great, use them but they cost more.

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    It depends how deep they are, if you can feel them witha finger nail I use 2000 wet and dry paper followed by G3 and a buffer, then T cut then polish.

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    bugger, i was going to suggest some 1800 grit wet and dry used wet. i've just been round my car with scratch-x and found it excellent for removing swirl marks but absolutely useless for anything deeper. to be fair it does say it's swirl remover. for proper scratches i either wet and dry it (very carefully) or solvol autosol metal polish, it's pretty abrasive so will buff most scratches out but again, you have to be carefull and make a judgement when to stop before you go through the paint or laquer
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    I would say be very careful with abrasives such as wet and dry, its easy to do serious damage if you don't know what you're doing. The good thing about scratch x is it is fairly hard to do damage with. If the scratches are deep it at least rounds the edge on them so they don't reflect the light so much.

    Have a look at http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/. There's loads of info on there about dealing with scratches and swirls safely as well as scary pictures of what can go wrong!

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    shouldnt this be in the detailing section?

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    I have heard that Turtle Wax Colour Magic is good for scratches, was going to try it this weekend on my A3, but not holding out great hope!

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    Possibly but you get quicker and more responses in this section.
    Not the end of the world anyway...............

    Quote Originally Posted by silver75
    shouldnt this be in the detailing section?

 

 

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