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Old 05-11-2017, 12:21 PM   #1
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Black car - scratch marks

My wife's Astra has lot's of marks. I have using AG's Ultra Deep Shine which is supposed to get rid of swirl marks but they are still there! It's annoying - on a dull day the car looks great - but when the sun shines....

Any ideas how I can get rid of them - is it a case of using a polish - like AG's Super Resin Polish?

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Old 05-11-2017, 01:08 PM   #2
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Unfortunately those scratches look a little too deep for a polish with fillers like SRP or UDS. They look as if they've gone through the clear coat.

Your best bet is to get something with a little more cut like an AG Scratch Removal Kit (or G3 Scratch remover) but it's probably time to venture in to machine polishing to get those out.

I use the AG one on my metallic black Ford Focus.

https://www.autoglym.com/scratch-removal-complete-kit

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Old 05-11-2017, 11:35 PM   #3
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They look like RDS made commonly by jewellery. Try the fingernail test on them to see how deep they are. You will struggle to get them out by hand bud.
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What about Poorboys Black Hole....its mint
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Old 06-11-2017, 01:57 PM   #5
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What about Poorboys Black Hole....its mint
Black Hole/UDS/SRP -They all do the same thing, they can't fill in scratches that are too deep. Rule of thumb - if you have a scratch, wet your finger and swipe the scratch/swirl - if it goes or reduces, that's roughly how much it will improve with a filler polish.
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Old 06-11-2017, 02:19 PM   #6
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As others have said I think you will struggle to get those out by hand. I had similar scratches in previous car and even rubbing compound made little difference when applied by hand. Argos I think sell a budget/entry level da polisher for less than 60 quid. With some microfibre pads and some decent compound/polish the da polisher should rectify those scratches providing they are not through the clear coat.
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Old 06-11-2017, 02:22 PM   #7
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Glare Knockout/Micro/Pro woud have a good go at hiding those if you are looking to avoid machine polishing.
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Old 06-11-2017, 02:59 PM   #8
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Also get some touch up paint for the edges of the door. Just hiding the white primer will enormously improve the appearance of the panel.
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Old 06-11-2017, 03:10 PM   #9
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Forgot to add in my previous post if you are prepared to wet sand then it may be possible to remove the scratches by hand. Rubbing compound/polish alone by hand I don't think it would be possible. Please see You Tube links below for tips.
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I am pretty sure I have a part used bottle of Black Hole. Happy to send up to you if you want to give it a go? I'll check it out tonight when I get home.
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