Originally posted by ChicagoTRS
Got some Scratch X...not really impressed. Tried it on the scratch...did little to nothing. Then tried it on some lighter swirls...no effect at all. Maybe it is the generic pad I am using. Will try it with a Meguiars pad when I get home. Looks likely I will going the pro route.
Well that SUCKS Chicago. Oh well, good try. don't be afraid to put a little elbow grease into it as well, may take a bit to show some progress.
But for the most part I can tell by your writing that you are not a happy camper. I think the pro route is the way to go, just to be sure it's done right. I've heard that shops that are favored by German auto owners tend to give better satisfaction, but I've not tested this theory.
I know the way you feel from experience. One day about two months ago I came out to mine to find a medium size/depth door ding right in the most visible spot of the rear passenger door, about door handle height or a little lower. I immediately went into shock! Bitch was deep & visible, and who-ever did it stuck their grimy little finger right on the paint and checked it, for there was a finger print smudge right on it. Fricken Bastard didn't leave a note either. I was so pissed! I actually measured the height of that ding from the ground (and could see that silver paint had been left behind) and I walked around the lot for the next couple of days doing some investigative work. I never did figure out who was so kind, but I GUARANTEE that if I had, I would have waited for them in the lot at quitting time to have a little word with 'em, as well as submit an insurance claim. Frickin' really pissed me off, I wanted someone's frickin' head!
Well, luckily I have two very close friends in the PDR (Paintless Dent Removal) business, and I had one of them take it out for me. Took him a solid 20+ minutes of working on it, and taking the wave out of the panel, but it came out PERFECT! You would never find it, and the entire panel reflects light without any distortion just like new again. Normally a dent like that would be $120.00 and up at his shop. Close friend=free though. I was SO relieved when that dent was completely gone. Made me feel 99% better. If I EVER see someone nail a car like that, I'll take it upon myself to write down the license plate of the offender, add my name & phone number, and offer myself as a witness if needed for an insurance claim. Frickin' Dildo's!
Get that scratch fixed by a pro, shell out the dough needed, and be done with it, otherwise you'll be pissed forever, and it's just not worth it.