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Old 07-29-2014, 05:00 PM   #1
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Clear coat scratch

Does anyone have any home remedies or does anyone if it's possible to remove a scratch off the clear coat?

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Old 07-29-2014, 05:02 PM   #2
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Wax it! Or you can buff it.

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Old 07-29-2014, 05:03 PM   #3
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Jimmy buff it
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Margaritaville!
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:54 PM   #5
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You can try to buff it with liquid ebony but you must be extremely careful not to burn all the way through the clear coat. This will only work if you have not scratched all the way into the base coat. NOTE A good body man can fix most lite scratches for cheap.
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:01 PM   #6
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Take it offroad and scratch it some more!
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:07 PM   #7
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Take it offroad and scratch it some more!
Thats how we roll here in Arizona!
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:11 PM   #8
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Thats how we roll here in Arizona!
Up here we call 'em "Washington pin stripes". Sort of a badge of honor.
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:23 PM   #9
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Depends on how deep the scratch is but yes clear coat can be "worked" but by someone who knows what they are doing. It can be removed via orbital buffer w/compound or wet sanded out.
Neither method are for beginners.
Try a Cleaner Wax which basically is a really mild compound and gently work it to see if you can diminish it OR take it to a Pro.
Won't be expensive.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:12 PM   #10
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how deep is it? if it is not too deep you can work it by hand with meguires scratchX to minimize its appearance.

a pic would help.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:24 PM   #11
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No matter what you do, the scratch will be back. You'll have to religiously detail it to prevent it from reappearing.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:26 PM   #12
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I had a scratch from just below the trail badge all the way to above the rear flare (4 door and it went across the middle of both doors) I used the Meguiar's Scratch X2.0 on it and it is gone. The scratch was from a tree branch and was not deep.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:43 PM   #13
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Meguiar's Ultra Finishing Polish M205 - 8 oz | Free Shipping Available - Detailed Image
Meguiar's Ultra-Cut Compound M105 - 8 oz | Free Shipping Available - Detailed Image

Try one of those by hand or with a random orbital polisher so you do not burn through your paint. Always try the least abrasive one first then go to the tougher one if needed. The M205 should do the trick just fine though with minimal effort. They sell them both at autozone in the paint section.

If you are going to be off roading a lot and want to keep the paint looking new get one of these. Takes out imperfections with no fear of burning through your paint. I use m205 once a year on my vehicles to keep the paint looking brand new.
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with a pad such a these:
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Then finish down with one of the polishing pads with a m205 or such after using the m105.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:01 PM   #14
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Poor Boy;s Pro Polish 2 ( I think it is like 4000 grit). removed clear coat scratch n scuffs that did not cut to primer. You can burn with it on an orbital so be careful. I hand removed but a lot of buffing cycles if deep.
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:39 AM   #15
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Thanks guys appreciate the help!
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:56 AM   #16
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:23 AM   #17
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What's clear coat!!! Mine must be missing i think.
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:54 AM   #18
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you can laugh at me if you like but if you put some Armour All on it (yes the same stuff you put on your vinyl interior)--you will be surprised what happens. That is the ticket for removing the marks left behind when you go through the alders and get all those scratches down the side from the branches. I use it all the time on my truck--don't worry about them on the jeep much.
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:03 AM   #19
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This will fix it. I've used it a few times already. Works like a charm.

Amazon.com: Turtle Wax T-234KT Premium Grade Scratch Repair Kit: Automotive

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