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i bought this stuff to see how it would hide some scratches on my passenger side. to my surprise the **** worked, not good but great. it has a filler stick that you fill the scratch in with, then you wax over it. my car is red, and when the wax dried the car looked pink. they make this stuff in normal colors. blue, black, silver, red, and yellow i think.
 

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lancefan_001 said:
to my surprise the **** worked, not good but great.
(Damn, I must reply to all of your threads huh??) Anyways, when some jackoff keyed the whole left side of my car, I went out and bought that. Worked good on the beginning and the end of the scratch. But the rest was too damn deep :mad: :mad: So I dropped the car off at the body shop and they gave me a new paint job. :D
 

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lancefan_001 said:
my scratches are hair line
?????? :confused: Ok, please bear with me, I'm still tired. Explain.
 

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lancefan_001 said:
very thin scratches, nor are they deep. **** were you here all night?
LMAO! No! I was not here all night. I went to bed at about 3:15A.M. EST, and woke up at about 8:30A.M. Ahhhhh..... very thin scratches. I found a light "abrasion" against my passenger door yesterday. Have no clue from what though. So in a bit I'll go rub some rubbing compund on it. And pray. :wink:
 

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Oh man, I have a gouge in the front end, drivers side, just above where my corner marker is. Looks like someone took a running leap with a key or something. I stil have to mildly sand, prime, and find my car's paint (even though I don't think I'll achieve a matching paint pattern, since it sort of glows greenish gold)
 

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I bought the red stuff for my Intrepid, never got to use it though. I have used the black on the wear spots on my Fiero though. I think it works awesome for how cheap it is.
 

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lancefan_001 said:
i bought this stuff to see how it would hide some scratches on my passenger side. to my surprise the **** worked, not good but great. it has a filler stick that you fill the scratch in with, then you wax over it. my car is red, and when the wax dried the car looked pink. they make this stuff in normal colors. blue, black, silver, red, and yellow i think.
You're talking about the Turtle Wax Color Cure right? I want to buy some of that, because my n-trepid is used, 36K, and it has a few scratches. The paint is red, so the scratches show the primer (White). It's so irritating. You said it turned your red car PINK??? That's not good...could you explain a little more...i don't think i want that stuff if it turns red to pink.
 

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This stuff looks good for a while, but expect to have to redo it every month or so depending on how often you wash your car. Their older stuff would wash away about every time the car was washed. The newer stuff with the color stick and wax appears to a little more durable, but I'll bet you anything that as soon as the wax wears away (usually in about 30-45 days) you'll see the scratches begin to appear again...
 

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This polish is not a permanent repair but a cover up. I have a dark green 95 Eagle Talon I use it on and it works GREAT. I wash it weekly and wax it with the color wax about every other month. I am VERY HAPPY with the results. It covers all the minor rock chips all over the hood. My car sits outside (wife's Intrepid gets the garage) and it still beads water from the rain for a couple of months after the wax job. I redo it everyother month to stay ahead of the weather.
It WILL NOT FIX a major/deep scratch but nothing short of repairning the scratch will make it look right.
For the cost of the polish, I believe it is worth it.
 

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Re: Re: turtle color wax

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You're talking about the Turtle Wax Color Cure right? I want to buy some of that, because my n-trepid is used, 36K, and it has a few scratches. The paint is red, so the scratches show the primer (White). It's so irritating. You said it turned your red car PINK??? That's not good...could you explain a little more...i don't think i want that stuff if it turns red to pink.
Most of the time when a scratch shows white, it may be just the clear coat. The way to tell is if you put water on the scratch, does it stay white or does it go away. If it stays it's the primer, if it disapears its only in the clear coat. Try a little polishing compound to see if it comes out.
 

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Now that you mention it, they do go away, when i wash the car, but when i dry it...they appear again. I'll try the polish next time i wash the car. Thanx.

BTW, does anyone have a method for a good wash at a touchless automatic car wash? e.g. drying, polish, wax, protectant, windows, etc.
 

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The only GOOD WASH is to give your baby a GOOD HAND JOB Wash. That is the ONLY WAY to get your car really CLEAN. If you car is light color, a touchfree or a spray wash will make it look better but it will not be CLEAN. My cars have NEVER been thru an automatic car wash and never will. ONLY THE BEST for my babies.:love:
 

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Rich Benner Jr said:
The only GOOD WASH is to give your baby a GOOD HAND JOB Wash. That is the ONLY WAY to get your car really CLEAN. If you car is light color, a touchfree or a spray wash will make it look better but it will not be CLEAN. My cars have NEVER been thru an automatic car wash and never will. ONLY THE BEST for my babies.:love:
I've got to agree with you there.;)
 

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Rich Benner Jr said:
The only GOOD WASH is to give your baby a GOOD HAND JOB Wash. That is the ONLY WAY to get your car really CLEAN. If you car is light color, a touchfree or a spray wash will make it look better but it will not be CLEAN. My cars have NEVER been thru an automatic car wash and never will. ONLY THE BEST for my babies.:love:
I'm at college, and it's next to impossible to hand wash my car. Unless i drive it onto the front lawn while the sprinklers are on with some soap and a rag...get my drift? But, i still want my car to be clean...
 

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I'm at college, and it's next to impossible to hand wash my car. Unless i drive it onto the front lawn while the sprinklers are on with some soap and a rag...get my drift? But, i still want my car to be clean...
Go to one of the port car washes where you put quarters in for time. Get a good wash mitt and then soap down your car...wipe it down with the mitt...rinse the car...then I would really reccomend getting a good microfiber(MF) drying towel to dry the car...will prevent scratches. DO NOT USE THE FOAMING BRUSHES IN THE STALLS...they will mess up your car...only thing I might use it on is the tires rims or the lower kick panels. Personally I have two mitts...one for the upper half of the car the other for the tires, rims, wheel wells. When my upper mitt wears out it graduates to the lower half and I get a new mitt for the upper half.

Regular car washes will scratch up your clear coat. Some people do not mind and just want a clean car...but if you really want to take of your car hand washing is the only way to go. If you have to go through a wash choose a touchless but recognize they use very harsh chemicals and will strip your wax etc...

Making your car look its best or how much time you want to devote to making your car look its best is kind of a personal preference. One shortcut is to use a polymer wax which is much more durable than Carnuba. I think Carnuba results looks better but Carnuba only lasts 4-6 weeks and a Polymer can last 4-6 months.
 

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Thats sounds like some good advice....thanx chicago
 
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