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Old 06-28-2013, 07:41 PM   #1
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Small scratches from rubbing compound

I used Turtle wax rubbing compound to remove scratches, and it did do so, but left these light scratches behind.. any idea how to remove them? i was hoping a paste wax would get them off, but it didn't
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:10 PM   #2
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Buff with corn starch or talcum powder...

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Thanks for the input man, ill give it a shot. I appreciate the reply!
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:23 PM   #4
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Re: Small scratches from rubbing compound

Try Meguiar's ultimate compound. Use a random orbital polisher if you have one.

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Thanks man i gotta give that a shot too!
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:58 PM   #6
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After using a product as coarse as rubbing compound, you need a finer polish.
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:07 AM   #7
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After using a product as coarse as rubbing compound, you need a finer polish.
I used a paste wax on it
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Did you polish it with a baby diaper? You have to be VERY careful with the Microfiber stuff... It attracts and holds dirt!
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I used a baby diaper! so the corn starch will just buff those little scratches out? and thanks for the tip, I was always unsure of microfiber clothes. also what do you guys use to wipe wax off with?!
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:15 PM   #10
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If you compound you need to polish to remove the scratches left behind from the compound. It's very difficult to polish by hand but chemical guys makes decent hand polishing pads, I suggesting picking up a pack (compound, polish and wax).

A paste wax does not contain abrasives and will not take out scratches. A cleaner wax might be a different story depending on the product.
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:10 PM   #11
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Microfibers are okay as long as you never et them down after you take them from the pack OR drop them on the ground. They have tremendous static electricity and will pull dirt into the cloth and that will cause more scratches. A baby diaper is best... Walmart usually has them.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:10 AM   #12
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Thank you very much everyone for the tips. I appreciate it greatly!
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:02 AM   #13
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Used Meguiar's ultimate compound, man that stuff worked awesome. Thanks everyone again for all the tips!
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