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Old 03-09-2017, 12:42 PM   #1
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Unbelievably rock hard paint

Hi Guys,

I have some random deep scratches in the paint of my 2nd hand Jaguar (2016), and they look something like this;






They're not even that deep...

I have tried the following to get them out;

Meguairs ultimate compound
Meguairs scratchX 2.0
Scholl S40
Scholl S17+
Farécla G3 Advanced Liquid Compound

I've used all of these products before with excellent results, however they just don't seem to be shifting these marks on this particular car

I've tried using a foam applicator puck, a microfibre pad and even putting a bit of product on a microfibre cloth and working it in under hard finger pressure. It just won't move.

I've managed to get them to reduce somewhat by hacking away at it with scratchX 2.0, but the photos above show the stage that I cannot get past.

There are many similar like marks all around the car. Its only done 7000 miles so its a real shame, I'm guessing the previous owner had a very bad washing technique!

Any suggestions?
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Old 03-09-2017, 03:10 PM   #2
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Wet sanding may be a less physically intensive way to go. What machine are you using and which pads?
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Im doing it by hand
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I would really recommend getting a DA, I use a cheap king barney but I get great results - took some deep scratches out off a saab boot last weekend (forgot to take pics - sorry) and the difference is (trying to be modest here - honest ) unbelievable. Took a few hours, but I was over the moon with the results
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You need to get familiar with a DA or a roatary if you want to sort out the defects
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:44 PM   #6
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As said by the guys above a machine is the way to go. I can vouch for the king barney being a decent machine for the money as I have one myself, looking to upgrade to a das6 pro+ soon though.
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Yeah DA is a great way of getting out defects and imperfections
But I wouldn't as a novice (and if you have no previous experience on a machine) get a DA out on my new to me 16 plate Jag without a shed load of testing and practise on a relevant/similar test panel first.
Get one because they are great, but get a test panel at the same time, scratch that up a bit and get those imperfections out first! Once those are out and you have the confidence and practise then go for your motor.



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Edit: or ask the question on here to see who is local with a machine to give you some tips and guidance and between you both remove the scratch together. Great way to learn
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Okay, so machine it is then it seems! I shall look into it and also getting hold of a test panel
Thanks guys
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Okay, so machine it is then it seems! I shall look into it and also getting hold of a test panel
Thanks guys
Have a look on the supporters thread there may be someone near you who can help. To be honest if you're planning to get a DA get some training from a pro even a 1 day workshop as they will be able to teach you personally things that will take you years to work out on your own. No point reinventing the wheel.

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