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Old 09-10-2019, 11:04 AM   #1
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Scratch removal using compounds

When conpounding would you do the whole panel or target just where the scratch is?

Im presuming the latter to give the rest of the panel more clearcoat, however im unsure if it causes other issues because the paint isnt even?
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Old 09-10-2019, 11:24 AM   #2
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When conpounding would you do the whole panel or target just where the scratch is?

Im presuming the latter to give the rest of the panel more clearcoat, however im unsure if it causes other issues because the paint isnt even?
The whole panel generally otherwise youll have a more polished spot than surrounding pannels.

If you've got a single scratch you want to work on I usual go hand polish rather than getting the DA out.

However its really down to you to establish this as you could just use a DA on a small spot so its more opinion than right or wrong
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Old 09-10-2019, 11:33 AM   #3
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It depends there are a lot of variables eg colour, state of the rest of the paintwork and depth of the scratch.

If it’s white/silver with not to deep of a scratch, you would probably get away with just doing the scratch. Black or dark colour is a whole different ball game, you would have to do at least some blending if not the whole panel.

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Old 10-10-2019, 12:09 PM   #4
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Assuming you're going to be following up with a gentle pad and polish to remove any compound hazing, you don't need to compound the full panel if you're targeting a single defect. Definitely do the full panel after with a gentle pad and finishing polish.

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Old 10-10-2019, 12:34 PM   #5
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Id go with what Sawal mentioned. Concentrate on the area where the scratch is with the compound then go over the whole panel with a finishing polish to get a nice swirl free even finish.
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