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    Hi, last evening i went out to my car and noticed a three inch scratch right at the front of my bonnet. It was done by a kids bike as there was on or two slight ones on front bumper too.
    It was not an easy one to remove as it was deep enough to catch fingernail in. I tried machine polishing it out without any success, so went in and got my colour match pencil and painted it in.
    Left it overnight to dry and then machine polished it again this morning,although it took some of the excess paint down still did not look right........time for 2500 w/d paper. I have done this before bur hate it as its hit and miss, washing up liquid and away i went slowly rubbing it and yes i managed to get it out!
    I was lucky this time i just machine polished the slight marring left by the w/d paper and waxed the bonnet and its completely gone now.
    I tried the same method on the bumper and yep i have gone through slightly to the primer but only just slight so leaving well alone now.
    Has anyone else tried this method with success or not??????

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    Don (bigmac) made a superb job of his after some scrote took a key to it. Have you got any pics of your work?

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    Hi fella no i did not think to take a pic last night i was so annoyed at the scratch.....i could take one later of it now but all you will see is a nice bonnet. It's a heart in mouth job really and you have to be prepared to pay someone to put it right if it goes wrong. I am very fortunate it worked on my bonnet as that showed up big time. I am very happy and relieved now its out.

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    TBH if it's a really bad scratch then what have you got to lose? If it's not better (or worse) then you just have to pay to get it fixed, at least then you've tried

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    That is true but has anyone else tried this method at all and with success....i believe in the trade they call it colour sanding to get orangepeel and scratches out.

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    Done the same on mine did the wing with some 3000 grit but used a DA with sonus pads on doors and rear qrt and once polished you can hardly see it,it could do with being rubbed down but i'm happy with the result

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmac View Post
    Done the same on mine did the wing with some 3000 grit but used a DA with sonus pads on doors and rear qrt and once polished you can hardly see it,it could do with being rubbed down but i'm happy with the result
    I use a Porter cable polisher and Menzerna pads i never tried 3000 grit maybe would be better than 2500. I think its harder to get success with a bumper than on the actual bodywork?? as said i got a little primer grinning thru
    sounds like you did a great job there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmac View Post
    Done the same on mine did the wing with some 3000 grit but used a DA with sonus pads on doors and rear qrt and once polished you can hardly see it,it could do with being rubbed down but i'm happy with the result
    3k grit where did ya get that? Finest we can get up here is 1500

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    Well all the body shops said if its catching my nail it would need re spraying lol even with a SFX-1 PAD & Polish its reduced it so that will do me for now,i did the wind and bonnet with 3000 wet and dry and once i did it i though OMG lol what a mess but after a few passes with the DA it looked as good as new

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    3k grit where did ya get that? Finest we can get up here is 1500
    Got some off Lump but if you check ebay out Megs do some fine grit

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    I got my wet and dry from a proper bodyshop supplies factors.

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