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Old 11-29-2001, 06:47 PM   #1
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Default Can anyone explain what this is.

I first experieneced this when the car was washed. It looks like there is a big key scratch on my car, but when I take a terry cloth and rub on it, it then comes off. After a while I began noticing them all over my car and at first I thought I had a few scratches but they weren't. Could it be the wax, I am not sure.
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Old 11-29-2001, 06:55 PM   #2
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Default same here...

I had the same experience and I was like *CRAP*... what are these scratches from.... but then they just rubbed out with a bit of wax. I am not sure exactly what it is... but this is my theory. When they deliver cars, they usually protect the hoods and impact exposed areas with that white plastic with adhesive on the back... I think it is just some adhesive residue that collects.

Just a guess. But thank god they weren't scratches!!!
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Old 11-29-2001, 07:04 PM   #3
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In my case, the scratches were dried up old wax.

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Old 11-29-2001, 07:11 PM   #4
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Yup its the white plastic adhesive, lazy a$$ at the dealer did not clean the cars properly before delivery.
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Old 11-29-2001, 10:34 PM   #5
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I found on my WRB these actually are scratches on my hood. Due to makeup of the paint they only become visible at certain angles of the sun reflecting off the car and totally undetectable at other times. I noticed a scratch on my hood and showed my wife later in the day and she thought I was crazy, but the next day sure enough it was visible again. I thought that was pretty weird. I'm planning on getting a light rubbing compound to eliminate any signs after my next car wash. There was a thread a previous thread about some light rubbing compound product that should do the trick. Yours might not be scrathes so don't do anything harsh until you are sure they are scratches as rubbing compound is not something you want to rubbing into your new paintjob unless you need to.

I have to admit that the paint REALLY sucks monkey butt on the WRX. My MY00 Red Honda Accord was much tougher hands down. Only hand wash your WRX, or a nice touch free car wash if you must! I still LOVE my WRX, small price to pay.
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Old 11-29-2001, 11:03 PM   #6
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Hey man, don't use rubbing compound. Use 3M scratch remover or the ScratchX.
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Old 11-30-2001, 12:31 AM   #7
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Yeah, I nocicet those too. What the hell are they?
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Old 11-30-2001, 12:36 AM   #8
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YES, use 3M products.

See if you can find this: 3M hand glaze. Stuff works wonders.

if you cant find 3m, use meguires
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