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Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:15 am 
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Hey all.
I have an EF which is navy blue (has metallic specs thru it)
I think the paint code is N9???

Anyways, my dog managed to get up on the car the other week and spend the day roaming around the whole exterior of the car.

Now I have a very very scratched car.

Just wondering if I can get some ideas on the best way to get my paint back to a reasonable finish?

I used a T'Cut colour fast cutting polish on it, and that has made it a little better, but still not great.....
My problem is the type of pain on the car is very hard to work with.

Help me??

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:24 am 
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ScratchX by Meguairs is gold, which should be finished up with some polish. If that doesn't work, then the scratch must be pretty deep.. Let us know. :wink:

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:27 am 
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take it to a Panel beater and get him to do a professional Cut 'n Polish on it.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:36 pm 
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take it to a Panel beater and get him to do a professional Cut 'n Polish on it.


How much would that be?
How long would it take?

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:54 pm 
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Well I think my windscreen wipers have left scratches on my windscreen./ Now that will be a problem to get rid of.
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Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:56 pm 
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Well I think my windscreen wipers have left scratches on my windscreen./ Now that will be a problem to get rid of.


Have you tried using toothpast on that problem??

I heard that works on glass???

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:59 pm 
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ScratchX by Meguairs is gold, which should be finished up with some polish. If that doesn't work, then the scratch must be pretty deep.. Let us know. :wink:


Never heard of it. You tried it?

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 4:30 pm 
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madmax wrote:
take it to a Panel beater and get him to do a professional Cut 'n Polish on it.


How much would that be?
How long would it take?


between $200-$250 and they require the car for the whole day

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 4:33 pm 
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anyone know of any good panel beaters in S.A to do the job??

I just rang one place and they quoted me $500.

thats a bit steep hey!!!

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 4:44 pm 
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Nah sorry my panel beaters in Seaford Vic. A bit far for you i'm thinkin'.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 6:21 pm 
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what a bastard, just a happened to my work mate, but this was his nice new $30,000 VU SS ute, hyper yellow, his brothers dog scratched s**t out of it, he managed to get it out with polish though.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 6:41 pm 
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XR~adz if you live north of adelaide and are interested i can grab the buff and compound from work and pollish it for $50.
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Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:57 pm 
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Well I think my windscreen wipers have left scratches on my windscreen./ Now that will be a problem to get rid of.

fone WOB/novus/etc and ask them if they do glass polishing

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 1:04 am 
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tell me u got rid of the dog :?
LoL no way that dog would have got away with it cleanly..had to be something stupid...little mongrel LoL
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Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 2:35 pm 
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Sounds nasty mate

If you can feel the scratches with your fingernail, you can't get rid of them A machine buff would probably be best as it would be alot of work by hand

Just make sure that whoever does it buffs in side to side motions as a buff or hand in circular equals big time holograms which are the pits.
Ever thought of coating your glass. A claying, polishing with Autosmart glass glow or Poorboys World Pro Polish, scratch removal with Poorboys SSR range and then clearkote vanilla moose hand glaze and either Klasse acrylic sealant glaze or Poorboys EXP pure sealant is wicked on glass.
Clearkote chocolate moose wax is great on top of EXP too and front bumpers to make bugs slide off with just water and a cloth

Alot of steps but doesn't take that long. I have done that to my glass and after every wash, another coat of EXP. Did 3,000 km's last week to gilgandra NSW and after a detail on monday, you wouldn't think I went anywhere. Glass is ultra slick too.

Won't need to use your wipers again afterwards either which is a bonus (unless it's a darwin or gold coast style tropical storm)

 

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