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    Any DIY products to get fine scratches off my clear coat

    Purchased a seville in a gold paint job. The only down side is that there are minor and I mean very minor scratches on the finish. They are not very deep it looks like it was from a snow scraper. Any help would be GREAT thank you all I love Cadillacs.

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    Re: Any DIY products to get fine scratches off my clear coat

    You could try a Mequiar's fine rubbing compound then a wax, that should do the trick. As long as the scratches are not past the base coat.

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    Re: Any DIY products to get fine scratches off my clear coat

    Quote Originally Posted by SpenceSLS View Post
    Purchased a seville in a gold paint job. The only down side is that there are minor and I mean very minor scratches on the finish. They are not very deep it looks like it was from a snow scraper. Any help would be GREAT thank you all I love Cadillacs.
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    the ONLY way to remove scratches is to remove paint -

    a high speed buffer/lambswool pad -
    and rubbing/polishing compound is what you need -

    if you don't know how to use this equipment -
    you can burn the paint in the blink of an eye -

    you could take the car to a detail shop -
    and have just that affected panel buffed out for less than $50 -

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    Re: Any DIY products to get fine scratches off my clear coat

    Dish soap wash to remove old waxes and Grimes.
    Clay the car.
    3m has a good product to be used with a professional buffing machine to remove fine scratches/swirls. Learn how to use machine first and what pad to use.
    CAn not recall name of 3m product.

    Then seal w your favorite wax or sealer.

    Research carefully first. Or pay a pro.

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    .....And then pay to have the rest of the car buffed. Several very shiny spots are going to look goofy. If a snow brush was ever used on the car, it's badly swirled/has tons of fine scratches.

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    Re: Any DIY products to get fine scratches off my clear coat

    Rubbing compound is very coarse and aggressive. You might be better off with a much finer polishing compound.

    Meguiars has many fine products for removing fine surface scratches. Here's a few.

    http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotiv...cratchxreg-20/
    http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotiv...g17616-swirlx/
    http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotiv...bing-compound/
    http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotiv...hing-compound/

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    Re: Any DIY products to get fine scratches off my clear coat

    For starters I would clay bar or NanoSkin the car to remove the contaminants and then use a fine polishing compound and finally a wax. If you have no experience using a buffer and a wool pad I suggest you get an orbital polisher. I prefer the Porter Cable 7424XP even over my buffer. With the random orbital you can't harm the finish with it.

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