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Old 08-19-2013, 12:10 PM
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Default Buffing scatches out of truck paint

Ok so last week some SOB runs into my truck, nice scatches, then yesturday different SOB runs a shopping cart down the door of my sons car.
The question is, can these be buffed out? What tool do I use? Buffing compond or?
I know it may not take all or any of the scrathes out but want to try. Thanks
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:25 PM
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"Farecla G3" and a professional buffing wheel (important). They both should be available in Autobody supply shops. Use a small spray bottle to add a light mist of moisture if and as needed. You can also use the Farecla G10 finishing compound after the G3 but I find you don't really need it unless you're looking for spactacular shine.

For best results, you need to have a proper polishing tool, variable speed and low RPM. Looks like this:

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en

I got one for $70 at Princess Auto a while ago but I don't know if they stock them.

I'm sure you could use other tools but this works very well.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:31 PM
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I use Mequiars products and they are very good. Cambodian Tire carries them and now I see they are also selling one of their polishers, haven't taken a close look at it though. They have lots of good info and how-to videos on their website.

http://www.meguiars.com/en/
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:48 PM
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Keep in mind though if the scratches are deeper than the clear coat you are not going to buff them out. if they are through paint / primer and down to metal they are not buffing out so save your money.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:16 AM
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Thanks for the great info. The scatches look white/ light grey in black paint in both cases? I assume that is the primer showing?
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:26 PM
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Thanks for the great info. The scatches look white/ light grey in black paint in both cases? I assume that is the primer showing?
Although it seems cheesy- spit on it or wet it and 'clean it' if the scrapes disappear when wet thats usually a sign of what will 'buff out' ie: the clear. Anything left showing will ten to one be showing after a buff job.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:26 PM
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Although it seems cheesy- spit on it or wet it and 'clean it' if the scrapes disappear when wet thats usually a sign of what will 'buff out' ie: the clear. Anything left showing will ten to one be showing after a buff job.
This be true, we used this trick in the body shop. White scratches usually mean only in the clear coat. Be careful when you polish with a wheel, factory clear isn't very thick.
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