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I have run into an odd problem. Of all things, I have had a crow get on the mirrors on my car and it has scratched them. The top of both mirrors are scratched, the chrome trim along the driver's window, the paint just under the trim, and the top of the fender right at the A-pillar on the driver's side. I'm pretty sure that they are light enough to be buffed out but I'm afraid that who ever does it will end up burning the paint or making it look worse than it is. The Crimson Pearl is a beautiful color but seems to be a little sensitive. Any suggestions on what to do?
 

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Go to www.autogeek.net and look at their scratch and swirl removal products. They used to have parts of their detailing/polishing CD online. Check the site. My car is also Crimson Pearl, so been there, done that (cat).
 

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Thanks. I love the color and it really pops on our body styles, but is it just me or is it one of the hardest colors to keep clean and maintain?
 

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............not fun, but nowhere near as bad as black or White Diamond. NO dirt is black or white - it's all in between. How about a 3-part sand camouflage clearcoat ?
 

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What is a 3-part sand camouflage clearcoat?
 

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I'll second the motion for Auto Geek products and I'm particularly partial to Wolfgang. Expensive but HIGHLY concentrated and wonderfully effective even without a motorized buffer--just make sure you use good quality microfiber. Spend a weekend cleaning. Start with two washes, then use rubbing clay and lubricant. Then use Wolfgang "paintwork polish enhancer". Then use more aggressive products if necessary. The Langka scratch removal kit sold by Auto Geek works well for true scratches that do not fully penetrate the clear coat layer.
 

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Your car will be roughly the same color pattern as the Sahara Desert, except shiny, and will not show dirt and dust as readily........:rolleyes:
 

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............not fun, but nowhere near as bad as black or White Diamond. NO dirt is black or white - it's all in between. How about a 3-part sand camouflage clearcoat ?
I have to disagree with you Sub. Black is impossible, but white looks clean even when it's dirty unless it is really, really bad. My last 3 where white and I won't have any other color again. It does not show swirl marks either.
 

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Thanks for the advise guys. I'll look into the autogeek products. I HATE the fact that I don't have a garage to put the car in. Before I bought it, with the exception of about 3 rock chips, the paint was near perfect. Don't get me wrong, the car still looks great and gets many compliments. Just knowing that those scratches are there bugs me. If the weather around here will hold out for more than a couple days at a time I can get it taken care of.
 
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