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    Two days after driving the truck off the lot and someone already scratched it. It seems to be a medium/shallow scratch. Anyone have any recommendations for repair products? I am guessing I will need to clean, sand, polish and buff the affected area with some sort of product or kit. In the past I have had good luck with Meguiar's for other tasks.

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    If your fingernail catches on the scratch, you're kind of screwed.
     
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    Ugh, that doesn't sound good. The scratches shown in the picture BARELY catch the very edge of my fingernail but I found two others that seem to be deeper. Strange thing is that the deeper ones are not as visible and definitely didn't make it to the primer.

    I think I am going to try Meguiar's ultimate compound and see how it goes. Hopefully it is enough of an improvement, this is a truck after all and I don't expect perfection.
     
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    Most dealers have a local "Detail Guy", that does touchup work for them. Usually done mobile, on their lot, and very reasonable. Might be worth asking about.
     
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    I've had some pretty impressive results from Meguiars Scratch X 2.0
     
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    I paint and repair some vintage motorcycle tanks and that's an easy fix. Try by hand with a VERY mild compound and don't break thru the clear. It's an easy fix........

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    Nice work on the tank! I have a friend who races flat track in the vintage class, has an old TT500 that he works on. Lots of work getting the paint right.

    Do you mean a polishing compound? Pardon my ignorance, but I'm guessing the procedure is clean, lightly polish with polishing compound, then apply a wax over the polished area?

    Thank you for the help!
     
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    Look for something that says removes 1500 grit or finer scratches. I mainly use 3m. No wax until you are satisfied with the finish.
     
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    Can't give much advice, but I'm pouring out a Diet Coke for you right now.
     
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    I went ahead and tried the ultimate compound and wax, they did a fantastic job! I can still see the biggest scratch if I really look for it but practically it is fine.
     
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    That is why I bought white. Wont show AZ pin stripes as much.
     
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    wet sanding will eliminate those clear coat scratches....First time takes balls of steel lol...but it works. You tube vids everywhere..Orbital buffer is your friend. good luck.
     

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