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Old 06-11-2014, 10:34 AM
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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.

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Old 06-13-2014, 02:26 AM
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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.
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:46 AM
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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.
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Old 08-15-2015, 11:32 PM
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I have learned, and taken a few scratches out from the advice on the junkman videos. Maybe that would help you out.
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