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reybo
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Jan 15, 2018, 10:37 AM

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My daughters 2010 blue Mazda has white paint scrapes on the outside of the front fenders where the former elderly owner had issues getting into her garage. I used my circa 1965 can of rubbing compound on the white scrapes to absolutely zero effect. Is there a new product that works on modern paint?


Hammer Time
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Jan 15, 2018, 11:22 AM

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I'm assuming this is original paint that still has the clear coat on it. If so you can get a rag soaked in lacquer thinner and rub it off. If the scratches have penetrated the clear coat, you can't do anything for it beyond that. It would have to be repaired and repainted by a body shop.

Take you finger nail and drag it across the scratch. If you nail snags, it's too deep and all you can do is wash off the paint stains with thinner.



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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Jan 15, 2018, 11:23 AM)


reybo
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Jan 15, 2018, 12:42 PM

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Thanks. I'll try lacquer thinner when she comes to see us on a warmer day.


reybo
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Jan 20, 2018, 3:27 PM

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Thanks. I'll try lacquer thinner when she comes to see us on a warmer day.


That day came. I used acetone. Removed all the scrapes. Thanks.


brookfieldtint
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May 11, 2018, 2:10 AM

Post #5 of 6 (107 views)
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You can go for many DIY ways to deal with dents. You can easily remove shallow paint scratches yourself with polishing compound, sandpaper and polishing pads.

Hope this will help! Smile


Tom Greenleaf
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May 11, 2018, 4:24 AM

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This thread was solved no matter what was done it worked so locking it as "solved,"


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