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Old 7th October 2008, 20:57   #406
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The after-effect of Hurricane Ike left a bad scar on the Bonnet of my car (as visible in the 1st and 2nd Picture). I tried removing it with normal washing/cleaning/waxing(Turtle Wax Ice), but all in vain.

Then I got hold of 3M Scratch Remover (3rd Pic). To be honest, I was very pessimistic, but still gave it a try. Applied little on a very small area and rubbed it with a micro-fiber cloth. After about 30 sec of continuous rubbing, to my surprise the Scratch disappeared. I did up the rest of the area and was very very pleased with the resultcheers:. 4th Picture will say it all (Please click on the pic for better resolution, you will be able to make out the dent left by the scratch).

I would highly recommend this product specifically for scratches left by tree branches. I have also heard about one more product: "QUIXX Scratch Remover" which is supposedly better than the rest.
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Old 8th October 2008, 07:09   #407
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From where did you get 3M Scratch Remover?
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He mentions Hurricane Ike, so definitely in the US.
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Has anyone tried out Formula 1 Scratch Out?





I have brought it some 1 month back, though yet to try it on my car.
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You can get Motomax 2K rubbing compound ( made by Pidilite) for Rs. 85 for a 200gm jar. Easily available and works fine.
I've tried and satisfied.
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Old 8th October 2008, 12:30   #411
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Motomax 2K rubbing compound is just a rubbing compound. It's not a scratch remover like 3M or Formula 1.

I've tried Formula 1 and not really impressed. 3M as a brand and product line will always have my respect. They know what they're doing. Other company in good car care product range is our home grown WAXPOL.
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I second Rudra in that Formula 1 ScratchOut is not the best product around for the purpose. Ofcourse it does reduce the visibility of scratch, but doesn't remove it. It would be great if someone could give a lead to procure 3M scratch remover in Bangalore. As everyone know, Bangalore traffic is nothing less than a Hurricane to scuff your pride possession.
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It would be great if someone could give a lead to procure 3M scratch remover in Bangalore.
This is the problem! Not a single 3M product is available readily in Bangalore. Surely not on a regular basis. In fact 3M don't have any retail shop.

And they've such a good range of products..
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This is the problem! Not a single 3M product is available readily in Bangalore.

Is that so, but on their website they mention that its readily available at all supermarkets such as foodworld etc and also available at metro. I was just thinking of buying some of their products.
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Any pointers to a 3M outlet in Hyderabad where i can buy a scratch remover?
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Motomax 2K rubbing compound is just a rubbing compound. It's not a scratch remover like 3M or Formula 1.

I've tried Formula 1 and not really impressed. 3M as a brand and product line will always have my respect. They know what they're doing. Other company in good car care product range is our home grown WAXPOL.
BTW what is the difference between scratch remover and rubbing compound?
Isn't it that rubbing compounds remove scratch by removing a fine layer of paint and merging the scratch with the surrounding paint. Because when I used it on car to remove a scratch - it worked well (my car colour is white).
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Is that so, but on their website they mention that its readily available at all supermarkets such as foodworld etc and also available at metro. I was just thinking of buying some of their products.
Hemanth,

I did try in couple of food world and other super markets around Malleshwaram in Bangalore and most of them are not even aware if such a product exists!

This weekend planning to search some more outlets. Does anyone has come across any shops so far in Bangalore?
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I have seen a lot of 3M kits in Hyderabad (Tyre shiner, dashboard shiner, sponge & glass cleaner). They come in one packaging.
I got mine from MotoAxis on Minister Road.
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BTW what is the difference between scratch remover and rubbing compound?
Isn't it that rubbing compounds remove scratch by removing a fine layer of paint and merging the scratch with the surrounding paint. Because when I used it on car to remove a scratch - it worked well (my car colour is white).
You're right. Scratch remover is also a rubbing compound but finer/softer in terms of it's abrasive strength. White colour will not show that difference prominently unless check against light.

Suggest you do a wax polish now. I'm sure rubbed part doesn't have the same sheen.
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He mentions Hurricane Ike, so definitely in the US.
That's true Sir.

As per 3M India's website, one can try contacting the following address:

Correspondence Address:
3M India Limited,
Car Care Division,
Concorde Block, UB City
24, Vittal Mallya Road
Bangalore-560 001
India.

Tel: +91-80-2223 1414
6659 5759
Fax: +91-80-2223 1450

Source: 3M India: Where to Buy

Though I am not sure if they have this product.
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