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dolphin717 04-04-2012 06:21 AM

Dealing with light to medium scratches?
 
I've been thru this forum more than once, can't seem to find a direct answer...I have an '08 335, Monaco Blue....several places on doors and trunk lid have scratches that look like that they were made by finger nails, or the nails of dog paws getting up on the doors.....what should I do to get them out or at least less noticeable? Thanks, WC

dboy11 04-04-2012 08:29 AM

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Originally Posted by dolphin717 (Post 6748528)
I've been thru this forum more than once, can't seem to find a direct answer...I have an '08 335, Monaco Blue....several places on doors and trunk lid have scratches that look like that they were made by finger nails, or the nails of dog paws getting up on the doors.....what should I do to get them out or at least less noticeable? Thanks, WC

If you can feel these with your finger nail chances are they are not all going to come out. I would suggest that you have a detailer in your area look at them. Sounds to me that its going to require a machine buffing to get the reduced

thekurgan 04-04-2012 12:26 PM

After you fix the scratches, you may want to consider some clear bra material placed in that "pocket". I had this done on the E90 and the E86 under the door handle, zero marks on the paint.

Revelation19 09-23-2012 01:44 PM

With a DA orbital polisher, try to remove the scratches yourself with a compound then polish.

With an orange pad, use Meguiars M105 cutting compound. Work the areas well until the scratches are minimized or gone.

With a white pad, use Meguiars M205 to clean up any hazing from the compound step.

This may not completely remove all scratches, that would depend on how deep they are. Think it's worth a try though.


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