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another scratch question

I have scratches on my truck which i just cannot get out. I've washed and polished the truck 2 times. the polish just does not want to get rid of these scratches. i think that they might be into the clear coat. is there anyway to get rid of these scratches without having to repaint the whole truck. I don't want to repaint due to the fact that i have custom painted barbed wire (not my idea) going down the truck. any suggestions??
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First of all, post the name and model of the buffer you are using. Is it a rotary or dual action buffer? Secondly, post the name of the compound that you are using to get rid of the scratches and swirls. I bet the problem is a combination of the equipment and compound that you are using, along with your technique.

If I can get rid of the scratches that I did in this thread, anything is possible with the right equipment and know how. Also, take a look at this thread. I don't recommend that you go sanding on your ride at all but I do want you to see that for someone who knows what they are doing, painting is only the extreme way to fix your problem. Most likely, that is not necessary.

The information that you are looking for has been addressed and is on the first page of the detailing section on this forum. All you hve to do is read it. :

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Like Junkman said. I've seen some very nasty scratches come out with the right equipment and product combo. It's not something that you can't handle.

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Ive seen lots of scratches come through our shop that need repainting that people thought they could "detail" their way out but ended up going too far through the clear. Please be careful and very patient when you attempt this . Not all scratches will come out.

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Ive seen lots of scratches come through our shop that need repainting that people thought they could "detail" their way out but ended up going too far through the clear. Please be careful and very patient when you attempt this . Not all scratches will come out.
I cannot agree with you more. Sound advice.

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