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Old 03-30-2011, 06:45 PM   #1
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trail beatings

rubi is pretty scratched up due to narrow trails. anybody know a good product to use to get em out? thanks

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Old 03-30-2011, 06:47 PM   #2
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paint?? sorry to state the obvious.

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Old 03-30-2011, 06:48 PM   #3
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nah, like a good product to buffer it out. sorry haha
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:22 PM   #4
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Even them out on both sides. Less noticeable.
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:27 PM   #5
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My JK is getting murdered. All the trails here are tight ATV trails.

I did nothing but I got keyed few weeks ago so I got some touch-up paint from the dealer. $10. Didn't do too bad on the key mark and while I was at it I painted off those trail lines. Light scratches like from branches in made disappear 100%
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:29 PM   #6
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My JK is getting murdered. All the trails here are tight ATV trails.

I did nothing but I got keyed few weeks ago so I got some touch-up paint from the dealer. $10. Didn't do too bad on the key mark and while I was at it I painted off those trail lines. Light scratches like from branches in made disappear 100%
sweet man ill call them tomorrow thanks
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:35 PM   #7
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Any good polish will help. Personally I use Adams stuff, but there are a ton of others
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:35 PM   #8
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Depends on the depth of the scratches, I've had decent luck with duplicolor for deeper scratches and meguiars cleaner wax.

A buddy bought some flat magnetic sheets that he slaps on his black JK when he wheels around scrub brush. They basically cover up the side of the Jeep from the grill to the tailgate.
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It depends on the depth of the scratches. Any way you can post pics? If they're serious enough, you may need to get a pro to polish them out for you. (Cheaper than buying the polisher, pads, and polishing materials if you don't already own all of it)
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It depends on the depth of the scratches. Any way you can post pics? If they're serious enough, you may need to get a pro to polish them out for you. (Cheaper than buying the polisher, pads, and polishing materials if you don't already own all of it)
Only if you don't need it more than once...........
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:46 AM   #11
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They arent called scratches.....they are called battle scars. Wear them with pride!
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Mud will cover those up better than anything I know. Its easy, fun and cheap.
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:05 AM   #14
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I started doing this years ago, with Black ramchargers-

If you're going for the day, take a good carnuba wax-"Mothers" Gold I've used for years and when you get to your "Scratch" ghetto, apply a heavy coat of the wax to the sides and corners--

Don't polishit-leaveit and at the end of your Mission--polish all the wax-

Too much work-OK, don't bitch about scratches anymore-Kapish

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Old 03-31-2011, 01:37 PM   #15
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Any good polish will help. Personally I use Adams stuff, but there are a ton of others
Another Adam's user, I like their stuff.
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Another Adam's user, I like their stuff.
Chemical Guys stuff is good too, and less expensive...
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Only if you don't need it more than once...........
No argument from me! Unless your Saturdays are more filled with honey-do's and athletic events than detailing your Jeep after a fun day off on the trails.

Or if you have a better chance of winning the "honey I need to get the Jeep polished" discussion than you do the "honey I need to buy a bunch of power tools that you'll never understand the justification for because you don't care what your car looks like"

Or both. *sigh*
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No argument from me! Unless your Saturdays are more filled with honey-do's and athletic events than detailing your Jeep after a fun day off on the trails.

Or if you have a better chance of winning the "honey I need to get the Jeep polished" discussion than you do the "honey I need to buy a bunch of power tools that you'll never understand the justification for because you don't care what your car looks like"

Or both. *sigh*
I got my PC and polishes for Mothers Day a few years ago....
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I'm in the same boat with my Rubi getting scratched from brush. I did a Google search and came across some outfit called Zaino's that folks with Ferraris and similar cars all raved about. Bought what they recommended...couple of products. Still have to try them but wasn't sure if any of you have come across that company before. Still not sure if I'll need touch-up paint or buffing. Wouldn't mind the "battle scars" but she's a lease so I have to turn her in and don't want the dealer to hammer me on "excess wear". Sad that she got scratched up after just a month. Barely 2,500 miles. Also noticed that no matter how much I wash at the car wash place, the fenders already seem to have a dull look with the mud on it after I cleaned everything off. Not sure if it needs Armorall or something like that. Thanks everyone.
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Turtle wax ice will work wonders on your fenders.
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:26 PM   #21
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Have you seen chitosan paint, cool stuff. It is self healing paint. Not sure if its produced yet but I watched a demo on a company website as well as several news sites. Sunlight activates it, a key mark or such repairs itself in 20 minutes of sunlight. What will they think of next.
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Turtle wax ice will work wonders on your fenders.
Thanks for the tip. I'll give it a try.
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Do u use it on paint also?
Easy to apply and polish, does anyone know of long term effect?
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Do u use it on paint also?
Easy to apply and polish, does anyone know of long term effect?
I use it on everything. I use the interior cleaner on the black stuff first. Then I use the the spray on wax on everything. Spray on, wipe off. Doesn't leave a residue and my paint is like a mirror when I'm done. Like the way it smells too....wavey.

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