Tiny Scratch

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  1. bighit2883

    bighit2883 Gold Member

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    So....the day i brought my hellcat home my girl friend was coming out to meet me and the dog shot out the door. He jumped up to see me in the car and my heart stopped. Being that he's a 90 pound bulldog he gave me 2 very small scratches in the clear coat. What product would you guys recommend to get the scratches out. I don't own a buffer of any sort. Is there like some gel or something i can rub in it to get them out? They are so small i can't even get a decent picture. If the sun hits it just right and you know where to look you can see them.
     
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    Just look for a scratch remover from a well known brand, Meguiers, I use Zaino but you have to go on line to order zaniostore.com they have a good scratch remover.
     
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    Take it to a professional..
     
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    Same think happen to me , wife friends dog.
    12 pound dog.
     
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    I already had a rock fly up, on the freeway, and skip off the roof line just above my head, on the paint just above the windshield, left a rather obvious scratch. I think (hope) it's just in the clearcoat, but I'll be trying some scratch remover on it, myself. Dang, haven't even got the break-in miles on it yet, and already the first damage...
     
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    I have two stone chips already. One new one on the hood and I'm only 400 miles into it. Disappointed.

     
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    Can you feel the scratch with your fingernail? If you can and since you don't have the experience definitely see a pro. It will need some careful wet sanding and polishing. Not something you want to practice doing on your Hellcat.

    The dog didn't mean it. He/she was just happy to see you!
     
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    The Dogpound so it doesn't happen again. Just joking, know you love dogs more than "HELL" cats?
     
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    No its not that deep at all.
     
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    Good... Then you can probably buff it out... Get something like this Amazon.com Meguiar s G10307 ScratchX 2.0 - 7 oz. Automotive at your local auto store. Use a microfiber cloth and your fingertip at first. Then fold the cloth and buff it more.

    Don't use rubbing compound... WAY too harsh.
     
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    for a new $70k car id just take it to a pro-----kick that dogs *ss for whatever it costs you to repair

    for the guy w/ the stone chips===get xpel......my wheel wells had mini chips from the 350 mile ride home....

    clear bra is the only solution to chips
     
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    I like GS27 universal scratch remover. I used it on my Grand Cherokee after a summers worth of wheeling to get rid of the pinstripes from brush and what not. We call them "Rocky Mountain Pinstripes" here in Clorado.

    Sadly I can't find it at the local auto parts stores any more.

    Meguiar's didn't work nearly as well.

     
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    Scratch X is a consumer product so it's going to be very mild. That's not a bad thing. Worst case it doesn't get all of the scratch out and you either get some help from someone or try another product. You never want to remove anymore than you have to. The only way to remove a scratch is to take off some of the clear around it and make it so gradual that you can't see it anymore.

    Scratches stink but they happen no matter how careful you are. I'm out buffing a car right now LOL. Just came in for a break (NOT my Hellcat!!!!).
     

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