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Old 09-30-2004, 15:57   #1 (permalink)
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Question panel work

Hey guys

my AU2 ute has some surface scratches, looks like some genius at some point scrubbed the car with a scourer.

I was thinking I would buff the scratches out, i've bought a lambswool buffing pad for my drill, but my knowledge of panel beating has fallen short.

Its white 2 pack, so should I use anything with the buffer? Polish i've heard is a nono for some reason, but is there an alternative, do i need an alternative? or just start buffing with the dry pad?
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Re: panel work

I wouldn't bother with the buffer yet.
How deep are the scratches?

Is it on one section, or the whole car?

Might be worthwhile getting a quote from a car detailer, and see what he recommends.
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Re: panel work

its scattered over the car, a few swirls here, a few there.

they arent too deep, i think they have just scratched the clear coating
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Re: panel work

I've never liked the lambs wool although they'll cut well they leave swirls much worse than the foam pads which I prefer 3m perfect it is a great pad or the meguires 7000 ..

You will need a compound/cutter to remove scratches and unless there big I'd go to an auto paint supplier and ask if they have some farecla G10 that will remove minor scratches and bring back a flawless high gloss .. if the scratches are deep you'll need coarser cutters ..
you can use any product but you'll need a compound/cutter to remove scratches ..

straight solid colours usually don't have clear coat unless there done as a base/clear the gloss is the colour ..
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