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Old 07-25-2005, 06:05 PM   #1
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Default Deep scratch in paint, best way to get rid of it?

I have a pretty deep scratch in my paint on my front bumper. I've had some of my friends look at it and they all agree it's simply too deep to just buff out. What's the best way to cover this up? One of my friends recommended a paint pen (not brush), so I went to the local Subie dealer, but all they had were the brush things. Should I just get the brush?
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Old 07-25-2005, 11:11 PM   #2
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Old 07-25-2005, 11:22 PM   #3
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Scratch Repair - Great DIY

great write up here.

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Old 07-26-2005, 08:31 AM   #4
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Link doesn't work for me.

I use Megliars(sp?) scratch-x over and over and over again and then wax.
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Old 07-26-2005, 09:29 AM   #5
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here is a proper way of doing it:

clean the area first with alcohol/water mix (50/50)
use a toothpic instead of the brush that comes with the paint.
apply a couple of coats.
wetsand area(2000 grit). Use a wooden pencil, cut out some sand paper and glue it to the eraser. Use it to wetsand the scratch area.
Buff the area to remove wetsand marring(scratches). Use a rotary and some good scratch/swirl remover (Megs DACP or SSR).
Buff again to remove DACP marring.
Apply wax.

That method is for people that know what they are doing, as wetsanding will take out clear out of the paint, and not all people have a rotary to play with. Improper use of rotary will burn your clearcoat!!
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Old 07-26-2005, 09:32 AM   #6
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if it's deep enough to catch your fingernail on?
you cant fix it

body filler.
sand. smooth. prime. paint

aka - you may need a body shop

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Old 07-26-2005, 09:33 AM   #7
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nice link where you can buy the pen, and the instructions to use it.
basically the same.
Paint, smooth with compound remover and remove hazing
polish, wax.

http://www.paintscratch.com/paintpen.htm
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Old 07-26-2005, 11:59 AM   #8
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nice post vaper, great info!

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Old 07-26-2005, 12:33 PM   #9
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Link doesn't work for me.

I use Megliars(sp?) scratch-x over and over and over again and then wax.
link fixed....read this article.
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Old 07-26-2005, 12:38 PM   #10
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Good info, looking to fix a deep scratch myself.
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Old 07-26-2005, 01:13 PM   #11
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link fixed....read this article.
Excellent and through article. I have it bookmarked.
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Old 07-26-2005, 04:20 PM   #12
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I use a Turtle Wax Scratch & Swirl Remover. Its great for removing small scratches. I wax and remove scratches at the same time... its the best of both worlds
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Old 07-27-2005, 08:39 AM   #13
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Excellent and through article. I have it bookmarked.
that site has provided me with alot of insight. Ive bought a porter cable orbital and followed the step by step on how to use it...the results are astonishing.
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You really ought to consider this product:

www.langka.com

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