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Old 06-24-2002, 04:29 AM   #1
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Arrow So your Subaru paint scratches easily?

Just thought I would share a solution I have found on the easily scratched Subaru paint on our Subarus.

Buy some Turtle Wax Rubbing Compound Heavy Duty Cleaner. It comes in a small red plastic container, and is a redish paste-like stuff.

I have spotted aprox 10 minor scraches from people or objects causing scuff marks on my paint in parking lots or my garage. I just take a small amount of this Turtle Wax stuff, lightly rubb it on, and rubb it off. Seriously, this stuff takes the scratches right off. I don't know how it works, but it does.

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Old 06-24-2002, 04:35 AM   #2
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Yeah, it also takes off the clear coat and wax. make sure you give your car a good waxing after you use that stuff. I prefer finishing compound to rubbing compound but maybe I'll try that stuff on my one little scratch.

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Old 06-24-2002, 04:47 AM   #3
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It only takes a VERY small amount of this stuff to remove a scratch. After you lightly rub it on, and lightly rub it off, just rinse the area off with water, and wax the area. I have had no problems with this stuff hurting my clear coat, of course I wouldn't recommend anyone "waxing" their car with this stuff as it is stronger than ordinary cleaners. The key is to just use a very little bit, and apply it lightly....
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Old 06-24-2002, 05:09 AM   #4
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Yeah, it also takes off the clear coat and wax. make sure you give your car a good waxing after you use that stuff. I prefer finishing compound to rubbing compound but maybe I'll try that stuff on my one little scratch.

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i've actually found that Groits makes the best rubbing compounds for removing scratches...thena gain at $40 for about 12 ounces it better be damn good stuff

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Old 06-24-2002, 02:13 PM   #5
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i just use cleaner wax from meguires. dont use too much of those harsh compounds...it WILL take off clear coat very easily.
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Old 06-24-2002, 02:25 PM   #6
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Just go to www.autopia-carport.com and you can see better ways to remove scratches.

3M Finesse it II is a nice easy way to remove scratches while only removing very little clear, whereas this product removes tons of the clear.

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Old 06-24-2002, 03:56 PM   #7
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2k2 got it right. Go to that site read before you damage or do more damage to your paint. The type of rubbing compound you are using is very abrasive and will quickley remove the clear coat. Try polish before going to anything harsher. The rubbing compound is removing the scratches by removing the paint around them, not a good thing.
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Old 06-24-2002, 04:14 PM   #8
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Are there any good websites out there where one can learn all of the black magic of taking care of a car's finish?

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Old 06-24-2002, 04:20 PM   #9
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Old 06-24-2002, 04:31 PM   #10
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