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    Scratches on Bonnet, and White Marks on Plastic! Help!

    I bought my mk4 with the following scratch marks on the bonnet:



    After reading around, I did the "back-of-the-thumbnail" test on them and I can feel some of the scratches on my thumbnail, whilst on others I can't.

    Can anyone recommend a good product to eliminate (is that possible?) these scratch marks? My car is Nocturno Blue btw.

    Also, my car recently came back from the bodyshop after a re-spray.
    The bodyshop geezer also kindly washed and waxed (!) my car and applied some Asda "Back to Black" spray on my black plastic door strips. The problem now is that I've got white marks all over these strips! What caused that? I paid the local handwash guy £5 to clean my car (forgive me! I was in a hurry in my work lunch-break!!) but the white marks remain! How do I remove them?

    Many thanks.

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    no one?

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    Scratches on bonnet - probably a machine polish job.

    White marks - likely wax that has got onto the plastic strips, nothing to do but get some decent plastic trim restorer such as AutoGlym Bumper Care, though the plastic strips will look faded again every week or two which is why lots of people get them painted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nry View Post
    Scratches on bonnet - probably a machine polish job.

    White marks - likely wax that has got onto the plastic strips, nothing to do but get some decent plastic trim restorer such as AutoGlym Bumper Care, though the plastic strips will look faded again every week or two which is why lots of people get them painted.
    If some of the scratches are not felt on the thumb test could they be eliminated by hand maybe?

    Would the AG Bumper Care cause the strips to look faded every few weeks (as a result of using it), or are you suggesting if i don't use it my strips will always look faded due to wax pollution?
    Hope i'm making sense


    Many thanks for your help though.

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    wd40 spray wee bit in a cloth thts good for your trims

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    No trim treatment will cause the trim to fade again, it's simply down to the plastic itself. They fade even without any wax/polish getting on them.

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    No trim treatment will cause the trim to fade again, it's simply down to the plastic itself. They fade even without any wax/polish getting on them.

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    sometimes you can remove the wax by using a jetwash up close on the trim use to work for me

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    Those scratches look as though they are only on the lacquer coat. You can get a good polish and get them out by hand (or at least drastically improve the appearance). If they are quite deep for standard polish and you're looking to get them out by hand, I'd recommend Quixx scratch remover. It's a two step process with a polish and a finish. I used this stuff on quite a large scratch on the bonnet of my car and it completely removed the scratch, not even a hint that it was ever there. You can get the Quixx stuff of ebay for around £7 or so.

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    i got rid of the scratches on my car (almost identical to them) with some colour magic. get one thats blue (covers all shades) and go over the whole car first, then wipe down with a cloth, car comes out shining!

    What i use for the bumpers, and this is a good little trick (because it's cheap!) cmooth peanut butter! get a microfibre cloth, and wipe any plastic trim with the stuff. comes out really black, and lasts ages!

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