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    Scatches on paint work!

    Hi,
    Over the last 2-3 years my car has recieved a few scrapes!
    bout 5 or so! From Shopping trollies and careless people parking next to me!

    I Have the non metalic Red! and you can see the base white colour beneath! Not wide but just enough to see the white!

    Can you advise if these could be attacked by a novice like me, or will I just fork out the dosh!

    Please advise
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    Darren

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    If it has gone down to primer then they won't polish out. If you really wanted to then you could have a stab with a touch up pen but tbh it would probably look a hell of a lot better if you had it done professionally.

    Pictures would help by the way.
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    Dar. If you got that done professionally can you let me know how much you paid? By the way can you post a photo of those scratches?

    Thx. Mike.

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    Sorry Bout the lack of photos, I will load some tomorrow after work.
    One of my mates found this product really good,
    QUIXX Car & Auto Scratch Remover / Paint Repair Kit.
    ive some ordered on ebay, should arrive new week, will post before and afters!

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    Used the scratch repair kit and was not impressed, spent a while doing this and was not pleased with the results. not going to post a picture because theres no difference!

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    If you post a photo we can see what size and how deep the scratches are. I got few after parking issue scratches grrr.... but don't bother so far to get rid of them because the pros need to take care of that. By the way recently I got T-cut to get rid of other scratches like these after careless washing my car by the "professionals" from hand-car wash. Also got Sonus SFX-3 Final Finish to polish after using T-cut. After all I gonna use Poorboy's World Natty's Paste Wax. That's my first kind of pro set to take care of my baby Can't wait to use them but the weather is not on my side so far so need to wait...

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    Jojo, don't use T-Cut. It is far far too abrasive and needs to be worked properly to work. Have a look in the detailing section at some of the previous threads.
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    What do you recommend to get rid of small scratches then?

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    jojo, after washing my car this weekend, used the waxing mit without washing it from previous use, BIG MISTAKE! lol, there were loads of swirl marks all over the car and the bonnet was the worst. I headed to halfrauds and picked up T-Cut scracth remover and polish (green bottle) an one of their polishers (£30) but they have a 3 for 2 ATM so got an extra bottle of polish free. Anyway, managed to get most of the swirl marks out, didnt take as long as I should have as it was getting dark but yeah, came out looking a lot better and saved some backache as well. I think one more application this weekend will do the trick.

    I've also used that Quixx repair kit on a big shallow (only on the lacquer coat) scratch I had on the bonnet and it definitely works, you just need to take some time with it. But if its gone down to the primer, no scratch repair kit will work, needs to be repainted.

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    I use Diamondbrite's Conserver, it'a about a tenner a bottle.

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