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Took my car through the carwash as a last minute thing as the weekend had been spent preparing my sons christening so could wash it myself. Wanted it looking clean for the day. The carwash has left some minorish scratches and as thus I require your advice.

I've seen T-Cut used in various jokes around here but basically wondered if this would work?

Also the best technique to use such a product and the way I can keep the surrounding areas looking good.

Thanks folks!
 

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Car washes are awful things! T-Cut is very harsh, so use Scrath-X instead. You wont go through a car wash again when you have finished with the scratch-x as you arm will be rather sore!:lol:

Method:
Using lots of elbow grease, work in 1' x 1' squares, applying the Scratch X accross the direction of the scratch, then finish in a circular motion. Apply it with a clean microfibre cloth or foam applicator pad, using good firm pressure.

Keep going until the residue goes clear, and repeat until the scratch has almost disappeared. You may need to go over it two or three times, but make sure you maintain good firm pressure.

Then top off with Autoglm Super Resin Polish, and a wax of choice, and consider your lesson learned.:lol:

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The scratches may not be as bad as you think. Give it a rub with Autoglym Super resin polish. If that fails then consider Scratchx.
 

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Was going to say that same.. scratch x.. Although T-cut will work, I havn't used it for a good while though as it will just keep thining out your paint

Lessons learnt there though ey. I'v seen 4x4's caked in mud go through them..followed by something newish and you think WHY!!! All the crud on the 4x4 is going straight onto the next car and then being ground into the paint by the rotary washers, not just that but years ago I went through and the blower got caught on my spoiler.... then my rear windscreen wiper... then my arial...before stopping after it ripped it off my wiper and scratched the spoiler! (Asda, Walstanton. Stoke On Trent) when asked them about the damage.. Some spotty 5 year old took delight in pointing out the waiver.... I.e. If you go through this car wash and rips your car apart... you can't sue us..its tough.....He also said, in his squeeky.. i'm going through puberty voice.... I always tell people with those types of spoilers not to use it.... WHY DIDNT YOU TELL ME THEN...GIMP!..

I did write to the manager.. never heard a thing back off them though, which doesn't suprise me.... Never again, I can tell you!!!

Jet wash it yes.... drive through car wash.... NO! and if you see a young spotty Asda Worker...feel free to jet wash him also....


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Jet wash it yes.... drive through car wash.... NO! and if you see a young spotty Asda Worker...feel free to jet wash him also....
He would be better in the car wash. Get some exfoliating action on them spots!:lol: Because that's about all a car wash is good for.

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Was going to say that same.. scratch x.. Although T-cut will work, I havn't used it for a good while though as it will just keep thining out your paint
what do you think scratchX does?

if you have a scratch in your clear then the only way to get rid ofit is to lower the level of the surrounding clear to the same level as the scratch hence cutting it out

cheers, simon :)
 

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what do you think scratchX does?

if you have a scratch in your clear then the only way to get rid ofit is to lower the level of the surrounding clear to the same level as the scratch hence cutting it out

cheers, simon :)
Si... I'm quite aware what T-cut and Scratch X are... I mearly commented that I havn't used T cut for a while and use Scratch X instead, due to T cut being more abrassive and scratch x more suited to swirls than t-cut is...... Not to mention, t-cut is no good for Metalic or pearlesent finish's unless you buy the specific T cut made for this type of paint.. Not to mention Tcut can cause micromarring!

All in all ....sarcastic answers are unnesassary...
 

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Thanks guys the polish first scratch x later if I need it!

Gotcha! Hopefully get it done this weekend!
 
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