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    Best way to remove scratches. =(

    Was clearing some bird droppings off the hood and roof of my car earlier and I noticed some scratches on the back roof area (the piece of roof area next to the sunroof on the back).

    Have no clue where this happened.

    When I run my fingernail over the few lines it catches my fingernail. They are faint but I can feel them with my fingernails.

    What's the best way to get rid of these? Would these have to be buffed out?

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    High speed compounding and polishing will take those right out. Have a detailer do it so you don't screw up your paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sig-cx5 View Post
    High speed compounding and polishing will take those right out. Have a detailer do it so you don't screw up your paint.
    Gotcha, thanks.

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    I never liked the idea of High speed compounding since it thins the clear coat. I have used Zaino for years (the Z-2 alone) to keep the paint looking like new and it can fill & hide light scratches in the clear coat.

    Anyone else use Zaino?

    http://www.zainostore.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by CX5Nut View Post
    I never liked the idea of High speed compounding since it thins the clear coat. I have used Zaino for years (the Z-2 alone) to keep the paint looking like new and it can fill & hide light scratches in the clear coat.

    Anyone else use Zaino?

    http://www.zainostore.com/
    I use Griots Garage liquid wax. This keeps my cars paint finishes looking good with a nice slippery feel to the touch. If a vehicle is driven scratches will happen. My policy is not to look for them or think about them.

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    I use Adam's Polishes products and an orbital polisher with appropriate pads. Correcting polish and finishing polish usually remove light scratches. Heavy correcting compound is used as a last resort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CX5Nut View Post
    I never liked the idea of High speed compounding since it thins the clear coat. I have used Zaino for years (the Z-2 alone) to keep the paint looking like new and it can fill & hide light scratches in the clear coat.

    Anyone else use Zaino?

    http://www.zainostore.com/
    I used Zaino when it was just a two part system. It was the best, it was all I used on my last car. I looked them up recently and the new Zaino system is so complicated.

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