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Fix paint scratch on my car. - July 6, 2006, 09:48 AM

Today while parking in my works parking garage I scraped my rear right quarter panel against a stinkin white cement column. I'm not a retard driver, its just the spots are made to fit honda hybrid's and I drive a mustang. For those that don't know the rear quarterpanel, the scratch is essentially right above the rear right wheel well (say that two times fast). They are surface scratches and thankfully I felt the column before bending any body work. This car is like my child and this scratch will bug the crap out of me until its fixed.

My mustang is black and the paint is white. The scratches are about 10 inches long. Is there some type of paint remover chemical that will remove the column's white paint while leaving my paint intact? I already tried the water/towel thing.

I don't want to sand anything, or get really dirty. If it comes to that I'll take it to a shop. Can you guys recommend something?


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July 6, 2006, 09:57 AM

if there is jsut the walls paint a good cleaner will take it off.

are you sure there was not a deep scratch?


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July 6, 2006, 10:14 AM

I think it's called rubbing compound? It's a very fine-grained cleaner wax. That should rub the paint out without damaging your black paint too much.


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July 6, 2006, 10:15 AM

It does look like a deep scratch. When you say cleaner, what kind of cleaner? Any household stuff or do I need to go shopping? The white paint didnt just rub off on me, I think it got into my paint as well. No dent though.

I'm thinking that I should get some type of remover to get off the white paint. When that is off, it will probably just need a good wax job. The problem is I don't want to take off my paint with the white. Aren't there quick "touch up paints" that dont require sanding and are meant to be "easy on"


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July 6, 2006, 10:23 AM

In the short-term, get some citrus-based paint remover stuff from Home Depot. It smells like oranges.

Use a litte bit and the it will take the white off. Wax a few minutes later.
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July 6, 2006, 10:29 AM

just use rubbing compound and wax and buff it out real good, if it looks scratched you might have to put some touch up paint over the scratches or they will start to turn rust color
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July 6, 2006, 10:34 AM

Go to Auto Zone.
Purchase "rubbing compound." (relatively heavy grit)
Purchase "cleaner wax." (relatively fine grit)
Finish off with regular wax (to make it shiny)
that should do it.
Also, ask those guys, they should be able to recommend good stuff. I use MacGuires (maroon bottle).


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July 6, 2006, 10:41 AM

if you get regular touch up paint it'll look like poo


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true. regular touchup paint looked like poo on my camaro. It was better than bare metal, but barely.


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if you use manuf touch up paint, use a toothpick to apply, NOT the applicator that came with the paint.


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