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Discussion in 'Detailing - Sponsored by Slim's Detailing' started by I oOEddOo I, May 31, 2010.
Just need to know which product can get rid of some scratch ??
Meguiar's scratch-X II
Dont wait for wonders mate, i got the Scratch X, well it helps but nothing extreme
so it only clear the minor scratch ??
Personally, I think you need to give more detail of the scratch. Is it a scratch you can put your finger nail (deep scratch) in or is it a minor scratch? If it is a deep scratch it will be difficult to get completely rid off unless you do a respray. You can buff the deep scratch by using a DA or your hand so that you smooth the edges. This will mean light will bounce off the smooth surfaces of the scratch rather than a jagged edge - and hence will not look so bad.
If it is a minor imperfection it can be sorted out with some effort. A mild to strong abrasive compound such as Ultimate Compound by Meguiars on a cutting pad will be able to resolve it.
VW paint is hard. I mean really hard and therefore my recommendation of a strong compound such as UC. However, as with all these things, you should ensure that you test on a small area first and thoroughly read about any products before applying them to your paintwork. If you want more help, PM me.
So you think meguiars removal X would work ?
Come on mate. Is it deep, through the lacquer ? is it a solid, or metalic ? give us some clue's
Two things mate: (don't take this the wrong way)
1. How can you expect people to help when there are no pictures/details of what you are trying to correct?
2. My opinion is that you should really be posting this in the detailing section of this forum as you might get a quicker response (only though, if you actually provide details of the scratch).
People will help you, but you need to give them something to help you with.
100% agree with you post it in detailing and give more infomation . dont think we have any mind readers on this site
Buy some cutting compound mate/scratch x/any scratch removal product.
Rub into scratches.
Done. If that doesnt get rid of them it needs painting. Simples.
Right. I have squared away deep scratches (when I say deep I mean ones you can feel with your palm!) doing this, which I read on this forum funnily enough!....
Get a touch up pen that matches the EXACT colour of your car. Fill the scratch in with this using a toothpick so it is just above the level of the surrounding paintwork. Wait 24 hrs for this to dry. Next, get some 2000 grit sandpaper and some luke warm water. Sand back the touch up untill it is flush with the paintwork by wrapping the wet sanding paper in a block with a flush/flat face. To finish the sanding use a wet and dry block untill it is as smooth as you can get it. Don't kick the arse out of it though. Now you need a good cutting pad (Lakes) and some good polish (I used Menzerna). Polish it untill the paintwork comes up and looks as it was before (this takes some elbow grease if doing it by hand like me). Trust me on this it works. I have used this method to deal with several DEEP scrathes when I first bought the car. It takes a while, but if you want a good result this is the way (there are more I am sure) to do it. All depends whether you want to put the effort in......
Just give up mate. I had a scratch on the S3 and the scratch was grey/silver which I'm presuming yours will be too? I bought scratch X and ultimate cut..and a touch up pen..and to be honest with you..I gave up, nothing worked so now I'm just gonna let her waste away for another year and then get her professionally detailed and I advise you to do the same! lol.:icon_thumright:
I don't know about you mate, but I couldn't just let a scratch fester on my pride and joy. Especially when theres a bank holiday to play with....No excuse!lol!
I guess I can't really add to the above until we gain better knowledge on the severity of the scratch.
I guess Phoenix has it covered. If it is a Deep scratch there isn't much else to do bar what Phoenix has already said. I must say though I'm looking to learn how to wet sand a car. I'll eventually do mine, once resprayed.
Wet sanding is pretty straight forward. As long as your using a paper with a high enough grade and your not pressing into the paint like a powerlifter you can't really go wrong. The scariest part is when you have finished sanding and before you start polishing! It looks as though you have written it off!!! But all it takes is some elbow grease with some good polish and the paintwork is restored to its original condition.....
Ollie, just a note on this - remember that polishing removes microns of top coat/clear coat/laquer. So wet sanding does the same.
I know you know this, but more aimed at others considering this - wet sanding is a bit of a last resort for scratches, orange peel, stone chip repair etc. You will remove a heck of a lot of the top layer, relative to polishing, using this method.
Yes agreed. I'm no expert, just a humble DIY'er, but in my experience if the that area hasnt been smashed (i.e. polished and polished) then the paint is usually deep enough to come back up when polishing. Very good point and well flagged up though!
+1 for wet sanding. I tried it for my first and only time a couple of years ago on my gf's car and made a right arse of it!!! Before I knew it I was well through the laquer and ended up having to get the panel resprayed. The scratch wasn't even that bad... I just read the method somewhere and thought it would be easy... it wasn't!!!
The trick is to use very highly gritted paper, be cautious and finish with a wet and dry block. If your cautious and gentle enough it is actually pretty hard to mess it up!