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Fantastic Product For Scratches & Swirls

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I just purchased the Mequiars Scratch X product for swirls on my hood. This product is truly amazing!! I have never used a product that performs like this.

It also removed the fine scratches on my headlights. Try it, I promise you will love it.

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really?? u loved it that much. i have a bottle. and have used it often. but its definately not a miracle product. i mean it only got out the very fine hairline scratches that just penetrate the clearcoat that u can't even hardly see in my experience. it didn't even phase any of the small noticable srcatches, but maybe its a faulty bottle or something. glad its working great for you. maybe i need to get a new bottle

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I've been a fan of the Scratch X ever since I first tried it (about 8 containers ago).

If you have trouble removing certain paint damage/defects, you could try several applications. If you're still having trouble, the damage might be too severe for the scratch X to remove.

Scratch X is fantastic, though. Worth more than it costs, in my opinion.

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You have to work it into the paint with straight lines until its almost gone then wipe off. It is a good product, but removal by hand will only work for light defects.

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That being said, on one of my cars I have 4 or 5 straight scratches side by side on the roof. Almost like someone set a TV or something on it. :chairshot: I cannot feel the scratches which is good but many ScratchX applications haven't budged them. What's the next step short of a rotary buffer? A rubbing compound of some sort? ScratchX has worked pretty well thus far but the larger scratches (even if you can't "feel" them) are too tuff for the stuff.

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You need an orbital buffer like the Porter Cable, with that and the right pads you can remove most surface imperfections with higher grade polishes.

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I purchased a tube of Scratch X and was not real impressed with the results. but I will try several applications as you guys suggested.

What I was impressed with is: I have some wiper scratches on my windshields, so I gave it a try. Amazing, I can hardly see the scratches. It has made the scratches almost disappear. Give it a try and see the results. I had been contemplating replacing the windshields as the car is in great shape, accept for the marks on the glass. This stuff just saved me approx. $600.00.

Thanks Meguires!

:cheers:

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You need an orbital buffer like the Porter Cable, with that and the right pads you can remove most surface imperfections with higher grade polishes.

Guess I'm gonna have to bite that ol' bullet eh? :P

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You'll be glad you did. Check out www.coastaltool.com they have a good deal.

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I've heard Steve say how wonderful these buffers are, and I remember when somebody backed into is baby, he used the buffer to remove just about all of the damage, but I am just a little nervous that I would bore a hole into the paint or something like that :blushing: ! Steve, how dangerous are these buffers if you don't use them in the right way...or if you've never used a buffer before??

:cheers:

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For some reason the link is being funny and won't work for me, but I'm sure thats probably it, the Porter Cable Dual Action polisher.

blake- The PC is very safe, it doesn't generate a lot of heat like a rotary buffer, really the only way you could harm your car with it is to beat it with the PC mercilously ;)

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really the only way you could harm your car with it is to beat it with the PC mercilously ;)

Hahaha :lol::lol:!!! I think you'd have to do this number :snoooorrrtttt: to beat a Lexus with a buffer!

:cheers:

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okay i tried that product too and did not work for me at all,,

i wash the car every weekend so i can see alot of the details as they occur, and just recetly i decided to goahead and give it a good detail, this car is the only black car we have so this is the biggest pain in the butt, heres the steps that i used and still no luck , i think im gona get it repainted, or does anyone else have any ideas

all these products are made by meguires

step 1 clay bar

step 2 # 2 paint cleaner

step 3 scratch X

step 4 swril and scratch remover

step 5 glaze

step 6 wax

keep in mind all these steps are done by hand.....

so i really need help , repainting is my last option

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You're not going to be able to remove swirling on the car by hand you're going to need a buffer with an abrasive polish. If you're not comfortable or dont want to purchase a buffer you can just pay a professional detailer to do a good complete detail on the car and remove the scratching and swirling.

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Quote: all these products are made by Meguiar’s

step 1 clay bar

step 2 # 2 paint cleaner

step 3 scratch X

step 4 swril and scratch remover

step 5 glaze

step 6 wax

keep in mind all these steps are done by hand.....

~One mans opinion / observation~

As SWO3ES says, you need to step up to something more aggressive, like Meg’s DACP, and this will entail using a rotary or an orbital buffer.

Just out of interest steps 3 ScratchX step 4 SMR should be reversed (follow a more aggressive ‘cut with a milder ‘cut).

~Hope this helps~

Experience unshared; is knowledge wasted…/

justadumbarchitect * so i question everything*

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