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Can anyone please tell approx costs to remove this scratch

lakeforestdude 1,600 368 October 1, 2015 at 11:13 PM
Can anyone please tell approx how much it costs to remove this scratch

thanks in advance.

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Can anyone please tell approx how much it costs to remove this scratch

thanks in advance.
what did you hit
is the metal pushed/dented in
is it just paint from the other object
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kinda hard to tell, I would suggest washing it first - the thing is most shops won't just fix the scratch, they will only re-paint the entire panel (which looks like two in your case), so it would be quite expensive (1k?)
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Most of that just looks like paint that was transferred from whatever rubbed along the panel. Some quality time with a soft cloth and some rubbing compound will take most of it off without much trouble. $5 or so and 15-30 minutes of your time. Follow up with some wax to put the shine back on it. Enjoy a cold beverage. Wink
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Agree with the above - "looks like it'll buff out"
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Iagree with the previous two posts. Get some rubbing compound and clean it up, then wax it well.
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any product recommendations?

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looks like paint transfer to me
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Meguiars Ultimate Compound is pretty good and widely available. I would say it's a medium aggressive product. Having the surface really clean is important. I would wash, clay, then compound it. Compounding by hand is a very slow process, a Random orbital machine will help alot. Here proper technique will help and the right pad. With a random orbital you cut your chance of damage down a ton but heat is still something to be concerned about.

Use a IAP wipe (Rubbing alcohol diluted) to clean the compound will fill cracks and hide them rather than show they are gone. off and check your work. Then polish and wax.
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Iagree with the previous two posts. Get some rubbing compound and clean it up, then wax it well.
Rubbing compound and polishing compound aren't quite the same thing. Rubbing compound is so abrasive that rubbing the car with it for even a few minutes can expose the primer under the color layer. It's not that much less aggressive than #3,000 sandpaper. It's much safer to stick with polishing compound, but even it can get people into trouble at the edges and ridges.
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My husband's car had a much longer white scrape across it then this. Magic Eraser got rid of it almost completely.

If it makes any difference, his car is that sort of goldish beige you see sometimes. The Magic Eraser didn't leave any scuffs on *his* car. I make no guarantees that it won't mar the shiny surface of a dark car.
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Last edited by Marcina October 6, 2015 at 02:30 PM
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My friends white van got 'tagged' with graffiti by some idiots, and I had some Goof Off that we applied to a rag and it got the whole thing off. I was amazed. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Goof-O.../100672598
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if this is : "paint that was transferred from whatever rubbed along the pane"
use carb cleaner to remove paint, cost only $2 and takes 2-3 min to remove it.
spray on a rag and wipe that area, please note carb cleaner can destroy plastic.
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My husband's car had a much longer white scrape across it then this. Magic Eraser got rid of it almost completely.

If it makes any difference, his car is that sort of goldish beige you see sometimes. The Magic Eraser didn't leave any scuffs on *his* car. I make no guarantees that it won't mar the shiny surface of a dark car.
NO NO NO, Magic Eraser is Melamine Foam which is abrasive. While this would take off the paint transfer probably rather well on a high gloss surface it will scratch quite easily and the difference would be noticeable in the sun. You still need proper cleaning techniques first and then if you did go magic eraser you would need to have a probably rather aggressive machine polish followed by an IPA wash to check progress (Polishes have fillers that will hide the scratches that have not been corrected).

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if this is : "paint that was transferred from whatever rubbed along the pane"
use carb cleaner to remove paint, cost only $2 and takes 2-3 min to remove it.
spray on a rag and wipe that area, please note carb cleaner can destroy plastic.
Please do research on this before use. It's not a generally accepted "Safe for paint" product. OP could easily make the situation worse.
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I can vouch for Brake Cleaner as a Cockroach killer
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