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Old 04-10-2005, 10:24 PM   #1
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Default How to Remove those Ugly Cone Scrapes?

I've developed a few nasty little cone scrapes from AutoXing (yeah, I know your not supposed to hit them...) and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to get them out. Most are on the left and right sides of the front spoiler.
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Old 04-10-2005, 10:28 PM   #2
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Did you try rubbing compound and an orbital buffer? Ive gotten some scuffs off that way.
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Old 04-11-2005, 03:16 AM   #3
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try using a lacquer thinner and light rubbing to get off any foreign substances (rubber from the cone, etc.) then if the scratches aren't too deep, use something like meguiars scratch-x or 3M swirl remover, it will work even better with an orbital buffer. if that does it, just wax over and you are good to go. If not, you might consider getting the panels repainted or maybe wetsanded by a body shop.
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Old 04-11-2005, 09:16 AM   #4
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Did you try rubbing compound and an orbital buffer? Ive gotten some scuffs off that way.
I was considering that but wary b/c of the thin Subie paint. I'll get some today and give it a try.
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Old 04-11-2005, 10:56 AM   #5
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Most cone marks are just a small deposit of cone rubber on the paint rather than any sort of paint scuff or damage. Sometimes i can just rub the rubber off with my hand, other times i do need take the random orbital to it. Random orbits (like the porter cable 7336) are very friendly to operate and with a light polishing compound such as 3M SMR (Swirl Mark Remover), it's difficult to really do any damage. I would stay away from using any chemicals though since even with simple stuff such as goo gone or rubbing alcohol, you'll need to be careful not to haze the paint (which will require buffing to correct).
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Old 04-11-2005, 02:54 PM   #6
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Start with a clay bar, that should remove most of it. If there are an stubborn rubber deposits, use a mild rubbing compound or polish. That should do the trick...
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Old 04-11-2005, 10:23 PM   #7
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Thanks all, I used Mcguire's Rubbing Compound and worked beautifully.
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Old 04-11-2005, 11:35 PM   #8
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no prob... glad to see it worked!
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