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mynameisandrew
#1 Feb 11 2018 11:13am
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Went out to my car this morning tgere is a few fairly light scratches. 99% sure it was a racoon.

Anyone have good advice to fix light scratches on a car? (Its red if that matters). I have lots of hand tools but not many power tools.

Was reading online it suggested toothpaste. Before i go outting toothpaste on my car (is that a joke?) Id like some tips from you gurus for this young whipper-snapper.

Thanks guys.
Z97
#2 Feb 11 2018 11:27am
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Toothpaste is generally used to try and remove a stain on a paint so no... Does the scratch drag your fingernail?
mynameisandrew
#3 Feb 11 2018 11:30am
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Quote (Z97 @ Feb 11 2018 09:27am)
Toothpaste is generally used to try and remove a stain on a paint so no... Does the scratch drag your fingernail?


Ill go out n check and post back in a few minutes. I will try n take a pic.
mynameisandrew
#4 Feb 11 2018 11:41am
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So it barely narely catches a fingernail. Here are some pics might not even be visible in the pics





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#5 Feb 11 2018 12:19pm
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If you want to do it by hand go to the parts store and grab a bottle of Meguiars scratch X 2.0
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Quote (FMX_89 @ Feb 11 2018 10:19am)
If you want to do it by hand go to the parts store and grab a bottle of Meguiars scratch X 2.0


You just spray it on and wipe it off with a microfiber cloth or something?

Im in canada btw some products you guys have may not be available to me
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#7 Feb 11 2018 03:23pm
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Quote (mynameisandrew @ Feb 11 2018 01:30pm)
You just spray it on and wipe it off with a microfiber cloth or something?

Im in canada btw some products you guys have may not be available to me


It's a scratch removal compound. Treat it like a polish with a microfiber applicator.
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#8 Feb 13 2018 09:16pm
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yah, looks like a damn cat or raccoon, hope you fix the scratch!
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#9 Feb 13 2018 09:29pm
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I would try something less aggressive first like a car polish.
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#10 Feb 14 2018 03:40pm
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try doing a quick clay bar on the area, then wax it, for light scratches it usually clears it out or make it noticeably less visible
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