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: Odd mark on hood

08-15-2004, 04:39 PM
I just noticed an odd "streak" in the paint on the hood of my 325. It's about 5 inches long in the front-to-rear direction pretty near the center of the hood panel. It does not seem to be a scratch. In fact, it looks to me like the kind of mark that would be made by a chemical of some sort -- like if a drop of thinner or something like that landed on the hood at speed.

Anyway, what should I use to try to see if it will come out? I hate to possibly make things worse by going at it with rubbing or polishing compound. I already tried some mild "scratch remover" without any luck. Would this "clay" stuff that I've heard about be of any use?

It's possibly that this might actually go right through the clearcoat, so I want to be really careful about what I try. Thanks.


08-16-2004, 07:27 AM
~ One man’s opinion / observations ~

I’d like to help but I would need much better information (a photo would be preferable) to be able to remove the “odd mark on hood’

~Hope this helps ~

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