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Old 08-22-2008, 04:38 PM   #1
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Thumbs Up I used Mr Clean Magic Eraser to remove scratches from my paint and it worked!

So after reading threads about this product working great on leather seats I had to try it and it worked amazing....but I'm not here to post about that since there are already threads on here about it. Im here to let you guys know if you have small light scratches you can use this product to remove them.

I decided to try this after doing my seats...I noticed when I did my seats it felt and looked as if a passed a very light sand paper on the seat. I have cleaned leather seats before by sanding them down so I know how it feels and looks. Although the magic eraser does not feel like sand paper it defiantly works like one.

I know detailing experts use the sanding down paint method to remove scratches...very risky procedure if you don't know what your doing..but with the magic eraser its like you cant mess up your paint since it not as strong as sand paper.

I used Mr Cleans Magic Eraser with more power...its the heavy duty version..it says it on the box. I tried it on a small spot first and was pleased with the results so then I continued with the rest of the car.

Here's what I did...

1:Washed the car
2:Wet the Magic Eraser and scrub all the spots on my car that had scratches
3:When you dry the spot up you will noticed that you clear coat now looks dull.This is normal...that's the same look you get when you use sand paper
4:I used Meguiars scratch remover once the spot dried
5:Then i used Meguiars wax
6:Then i used Meguiars quick detailer

Its kind of like using a clay bar but i bit stronger and less stronger then using sand paper...its the perfect combo

Now this will not remove deep or medium scratches...although it will minimize them...this will only work with light scratches.

I am not responsible for any damages you do to your car...do this at your own risk.

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Old 08-23-2008, 02:21 AM   #2
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i dont think that was a good idea. maybe it rubbed out some scratches, probablly removed some clear coat and left some marring.
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Old 08-23-2008, 03:33 AM   #3
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i dont think that was a good idea. maybe it rubbed out some scratches, probablly removed some clear coat and left some marring.
yeah... that's kind of the point. What do you think an aggressive polish and pad does? That's why you follow up with a less aggressive process...
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ya but no polish, i think he removed more clear coat then he would have using a pad and polish.
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Old 08-23-2008, 03:51 PM   #5
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ya but no polish, i think he removed more clear coat then he would have using a pad and polish.
Like a light wetsanding does.
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Old 08-24-2008, 03:41 PM   #6
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thats what its suppose to do to remove scratches

takes a very thin layer of your clear paint...what do you think a claybar does to your car?? same method


*update*...car is still looking shinny !!!!


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Old 08-24-2008, 06:47 PM   #7
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thats what its suppose to do to remove scratches

takes a very thin layer of your clear paint...what do you think a claybar does to your car?? same method


*update*...car is still looking shinny !!!!
To clarify, clay bar only removes containaments ontop and embedded into the clear coat
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magic eraser = wetsanding the scratches = taking clear coat off.
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magic eraser = wetsanding the scratches = taking SOME OF THE clear coat off.
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lol ya. it didnt by any means take off all of it, or else you would know. i was screwing around with it the other day on my old car and comparing it to wetsanding with 2000 grit paper i'd have to guess its somewhere around 3000-4000 grit or so. thats just based off of how fast it took clearcoat off vs the sandpaper.
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sorry i don't...i did it when it was starting to get dark....
like i said before try it in a small area first before you comment on how it takes away your clear coat off and its not good for your paint etc etc...bottom line is it takes away minor scratches and doesn't mess up your paint job.

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I used that thing on my drywall and it ate a hole into it...

It wont be touching my car.......
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