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Old 24th October 2008, 10:32   #16
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Yes Dadu, you are right they are on the top coat. Can yo please suggest some rubbing compound and where can i get this. It has has really spoiled my day and weekend as well.
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Old 24th October 2008, 10:37   #17
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Try rubbing with wax.
Formula 1 is very good at hiding scratches.

Else try com-paint.com There is a thread on how to use it on team-bhp.

Post a couple of pics as it will help everyone help you.
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Old 24th October 2008, 10:40   #18
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"Scratch out" is available on rediff.com and indiaplaza.in

"Top Cut" is a Com-paint product, can be ordered online or picked up by you, as they are Delhi based. Check their website.

Remember, these are fine rubbing compound and will need a lot of constant rubbing on the scratched lines with finger over a cloth.
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I will try to upload the pics today to get more valuable suggestions
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You can try the above suggestions. If the area damaged is not too large, perhaps live with it and try these. It is inevitable that in the course of driving through Indian road death traps, you will get more of the same. Then, perhaps a visit to the dealer or paint shop.
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same bad luck here as well. My optra petrol has the same scratches over its bonnet. In fact that chap actually wrote a name over it.. . Will try some rubbing compound.

P.S. I have used some yellow bottle rubbing compund but that is crap or i haven't been able to make the full use of it.
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Yes Bruty, pics please.
My relatives run a paint shop, so I can give some inputs.
Please take pics from various angles.
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Old 24th October 2008, 11:53   #23
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I too have a similar case in my santro the thing is my pet dog did this with his paws. I will post the picture kindly help me when I asked the dealer he said that the entire side needs to be done and this and that !!
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My car is called 'Picasso' for nothing.
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Old 24th October 2008, 14:43   #25
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It really hurts when those kids do writing on our cars. Few months back some kids wrote Imran Hashmi (in hindi) on right fender. It was minor scratch and got almost removed by rubbing polish.
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I too have some on my door. I'll put a pic tomorrow, so that you guys can help.
Some minor scratches were gone with a product called formula 1 scratch out, which came in a yellow bottle.
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I too have some on my door. I'll put a pic tomorrow, so that you guys can help.
Some minor scratches were gone with a product called formula 1 scratch out, which came in a yellow bottle.
Even i used the same but to no avail. the marks are too deep to remove. Any specific tip while using the compound. AFAI remember i just used it with a cotton cloth and rubbed it.
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Even i used the same but to no avail. the marks are too deep to remove. Any specific tip while using the compound. AFAI remember i just used it with a cotton cloth and rubbed it.
Cotton is too soft for any rubbing work, use a clean and dry cloth. Although if its too deep then it wont be possible beyond a point but still would lighten it.
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Old 31st October 2008, 13:08   #29
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Is there a security system or something which can stop these people from scratching the cars intentionally. Some thing which rings the alarm when such intruders try to scratch.

I have had 3 intentional scratches on my car, it's just 3 months old. Yesterday there was a new one on the back, a really deep one. All these in my apartment and that too when the car is parked right in front of my home. I could easilly say it's intentional. Some one please tell me a way to stop these people.

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tell me a way to protect the car from people like these.

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Old 31st October 2008, 14:37   #30
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@ Sathee: I feel you should cover your car. That is the only way to protect the cars from these type of morons on street.
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