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Old 3rd October 2009, 15:58   #1186
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Dunno. But don't worry about it. When I go to that part of the city, I'll check out & if available will get one & PM you for address.
I doubt about availability as when I picked that was the only bottle available there (wanted to buy 2 ).
Ok Sir , Thank you very much !!
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Old 3rd October 2009, 22:37   #1187
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The car is looking great , how old is it ???
Thanks! Bought in Jan '08, 46k kms on the clock, mostly on the highway.
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Old 6th October 2009, 14:34   #1188
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Nice article/opinions/discussions/photgraphs etc on car care
It will be very useful for all car owners to keep their valuable car beautiful/shining.
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Old 21st October 2009, 11:50   #1189
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Exclamation scratches ... Please help!

I have scratches on my new car (bonnet and also key marks along full-length of car).
You can see the pic of bonnet. The ones on the body are lighter than this.

I showed it to the service center and they said that they can try with some rubbing (using a rubbing compound).

I also have Quixx paint scratch remover (supposedly best in market).

My question is ... Which is less damaging on my paint?:
Should I let them use rubbing compound
OR
it's better that I use my scratch-remover myself?
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Old 21st October 2009, 12:41   #1190
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If you see the white preparation layer and that too a very thick one, rubbing wont help. You have to use some thing to fill the color and then rub down the excess. Though fine white lines can be removed to an extend with rubbing.
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Old 21st October 2009, 13:36   #1191
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@Neo,


This seems to be a deep scratch, rubbing would be of a little help as already suggested by Jaggu.

After rubbing you can try out the touch up paints also, if it is done with a perfectly balanced hand it can reduce the appearance of the scratch drasatically, but it neds a steady hand.
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Old 21st October 2009, 14:03   #1192
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@jaggu, sharma
Thanks for the replies. I know that I won't be able to completely mask the scratch. But I want to atleast lighten it. Even the service advisor said that we can't do paint-touch-up and permanent solution is to repaint whole bonnet (which I don't want to do).

In this context, which is better? rubbing compound or scratch-remover cream?
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Old 21st October 2009, 15:49   #1193
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@jaggu, sharma
Thanks for the replies. I know that I won't be able to completely mask the scratch. But I want to atleast lighten it. Even the service advisor said that we can't do paint-touch-up and permanent solution is to repaint whole bonnet (which I don't want to do).

In this context, which is better? rubbing compound or scratch-remover cream?
Recently i had similar scratches on the bonnet and doors of my Santro, Thanks to the kids in my apartment . The service advisor at the Hyundai workshop advised me against rubbing. He mentioned that they will have to do extensive rubbing in order to cover the scratches and in the process the paint will loose a few layers. I then decided to go for complete bonnet and doors repainting.
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Old 21st October 2009, 16:15   #1194
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Gents

Off late I have witnessed a few dents on my car in the front.

Also there are a few scratches etc., had been maintaining my car top notch for atleast 3 year and thereafter brushed another car while taking reverse resulting in scratching my rear bumper.

Some kids while standing near my car have scratched it - not too visible and there are a few dents (like metal pressed by hand or some weight) on the bonnet and a few other places.

Is there a cheap and fast alternative specially in Mumbai to make my baby look spotless new and shiny again??

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Some one recently gifted me 3M paste wax. I am yet to open the box. Anyone used this product before? Any update / review on this would be helpful.
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See this scratch-removal test.
Results look very good, but I am afraid to use it.

Quixx scratch repair system test against scratchX - ShowCarDetailing
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Some one recently gifted me 3M paste wax. I am yet to open the box. Anyone used this product before? Any update / review on this would be helpful.
3M people applied this wax on my car after a surface enhancement treatment, The wax is pretty good, lasted for a good time, Nothing extraordinary though.
Would rate it 7/10.
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From where did you get 3M paste wax.??. it is not available for retail. it is only available for dealers who do the paintprotection and surface refinement.........

I had been hunting for it for months
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From where did you get 3M paste wax.??. it is not available for retail. it is only available for dealers who do the paintprotection and surface refinement.........

I had been hunting for it for months
One of my friends got it from abroad. Box is made in USA and readily available in Far East. It costs around USD18.
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I then decided to go for complete bonnet and doors repainting.
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Even the service advisor said that we can't do paint-touch-up and permanent solution is to repaint whole bonnet (which I don't want to do).
Repainting the whole bonnet or door for a few scratches no doubt seems to be the solution to get rid of the scratches but IMO the quality of workmanship is no match for the factory finish.

Unfortunately, there aren't too many skilled workshops that can offer the same paint finish as that of the factory.
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