To Remove Scratches or Not ...

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goldhillman
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To Remove Scratches or Not ...

Post by goldhillman » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:27 pm

My soul red Sport Nav was three months old when I got it, being an ex demo. Got around to giving it a good clean at the week-end and was disappointed to discover several light scratches on the bonnet. They are surface scratches and cannot be felt with the finger nail so I am hoping they will come out. I did try just polish (Auto Glym Resin) but they remain.
I have bought some of this:
http://www.halfords.com/motoring/paints ... quid-500ml
complete with "waffle pad" but to be honest, I am getting nervous about using it. Has anybody tried it on the soul red? Or should I bite the bullet and pay a professional?
CX-3, Sport Nav, Auto, Petrol, Soul Red Metallic, Stone Leather, March 2017.


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Re: To Remove Scratches or Not ...

Post by tyrfelin » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:17 pm

Wouldn't the dealer help? Ten minutes in the body shop!!!
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Re: To Remove Scratches or Not ...

Post by goldhillman » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:15 pm

Possibly tyrfelin, but they are about 100 miles away!
CX-3, Sport Nav, Auto, Petrol, Soul Red Metallic, Stone Leather, March 2017.


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Re: To Remove Scratches or Not ...

Post by rockposer » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:18 pm

Try Meguiars Scratch X
I've used it on my Soul Red with success
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Re: To Remove Scratches or Not ...

Post by goldhillman » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:40 pm

Thanks Rockposer. Any special technique?
CX-3, Sport Nav, Auto, Petrol, Soul Red Metallic, Stone Leather, March 2017.


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Re: To Remove Scratches or Not ...

Post by rockposer » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:01 pm

Use sparingly rubbing in small circles, wipe off then wax
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Re: To Remove Scratches or Not ...

Post by goldhillman » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:15 pm

Tried the G3 - waste of time. Followed instructions to the letter but the minor scratch remains and I now have dull paint despite several polishes. Very disappointing. Will now look into getting the bonnet machine polished by a professional.
CX-3, Sport Nav, Auto, Petrol, Soul Red Metallic, Stone Leather, March 2017.


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Re: To Remove Scratches or Not ...

Post by tyrfelin » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:57 pm

Advice from a paint shop nearby???
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goldhillman
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Re: To Remove Scratches or Not ...

Post by goldhillman » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:56 pm

Waiting for a response from a detailing company.
CX-3, Sport Nav, Auto, Petrol, Soul Red Metallic, Stone Leather, March 2017.


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Re: To Remove Scratches or Not ...

Post by steve67 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:25 am

take a look here- www.detailingworld.com
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