Fixing scratch - can I buff it out? - Camaro Forums - Chevy Camaro Enthusiast Forum


Detailing Discuss detailing your ride within.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-11-2014, 09:34 AM
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 8
Default Fixing scratch - can I buff it out?

Hello all. I have a scratch that will need fixing (picture linked below). I don't really know much about paint to know my options. I was told that it could be buffed out. What do you guys think? If this is something I can do myself in my garage, can anyone provide a "how-to"? Or if anyone has any websites with step by step instructions for a scratch like this, I would appreciate it. Will need to know everything from A to Z... chemicals/products needed, hardware needed, etc.

Picture of scratch

Thanks everyone!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-13-2014, 01:26 AM
z28pete's Avatar
Tech Droid
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: North East PA
Posts: 9,177
Default

All I can say is that if the scratch is as deep as it looks, buffing will only make things worse. Most likely a paint job will be needed, which brings up the problem of color matching and proper application, which if not done properly will make things ugly.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-16-2014, 10:46 AM
Everett#2390's Avatar
3rd Gear Member

 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Va. Beach, VA
Posts: 1,454
Default

What scratch?
I would try a microfiber towel and some 3M Finesse III and elbow grease.
Once the towel gets hard for the one spot, use a new place on the towel.
Apply wet, stroke in the direction of the scratch, and buff.
Repeat until gone or lesser in vision.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-15-2015, 10:32 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 3
Default

I have learned, and taken a few scratches out from the advice on the junkman videos. Maybe that would help you out.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
69 from scratch RMG32 67-69 General 8 04-17-2008 02:47 PM
Scratch Remover. The Banks Detailing 11 12-30-2007 09:36 PM
will this just buff out? bluovlh8er Sights N Sounds 17 10-02-2007 07:06 PM
scratch fix 2 in 1 01camaro.dude09 Detailing 2 06-24-2007 02:20 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:58 PM.