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Old 03-28-2012, 20:01   #1 (permalink)
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On the hood of my focus there are a ton of little scratches from driving on the highway behind trucks that throw little rocks up. ( not done by me. my dad did this driving up to cleveland for work for 4 years) I would like to find something to fix those little scratches without re-painting or spending a ton of money. Any Ideas?
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I used this stuff, and it worked great for the small scratches, but the big scratches will need to be touched up, or re-painted depending on how deep, or how big they are.

You can see here, it took care of a lot of small scratches, but this big one on my hood, is just too big.

Hope this helps, and don't use a buffing machine, unless you are skilled with it.
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Depends on how bad they are , but plenty of products on the market i.e T-cut etc .Any good accessory store should have a choice from different companies .

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Thanks ill have to try that .. they arent deep at all ... just unattractive. How much was that?

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Should work o.k and remove the scratches. Secret is to be patient and do a small area at a time for a better job . Hope it cleans up all right . Best of luck .
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Ok will do ... so i got home and my passenger side headlight went out ... this is the 4th headlight in like a month
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Wow^.

Buddy, the stuff in the pic is about 6 bucks, and it will work great on small scratch.



On the passenger side, I had a lot of small scratch's above the side molding, and it took care of them, just use a terry towel and it will come to a mirror finish.

And this info is from my own personal experience with the stuff.
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Could check your alternator output with a meter in case it is overcharging and blowing bulbs . That eliminates one possible cause .
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