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    My son managed to scratch the rear quarter of my car with his bike last night.

    It made a 6 inch long mark on the plastic bumper. It wasn't too deep so I tried some t-cut. This has made it less obvious and smoothed it off. But the scratch is still there.

    What do I need to do to remove this scratch?

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    Got a pic? If its not too deep then a good polish with 3m fast cut etc will remove it, but if its gone through the paint then only a respray will remove it for good.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    No, havn't got any photos. I'll try and get one over the weekend.

    Its not too deep.
    What is 3M fast Cut? Can it be applied by hand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marky View Post
    No, havn't got any photos. I'll try and get one over the weekend.

    Its not too deep.
    What is 3M fast Cut? Can it be applied by hand?
    Its just an abrasive polish. T-cut will do the job but its more work. have a look in halfords for products like meguires ultimate compound, also a cutting polish that will help to minimise the scratch with a bit of elbow grease.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    If it's a deep scratch, you may be able to use touchup paint to fill it, then use fine glasspaper and T-cut to cut it back so it's level and blended, followed by some polish to protect it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    Its just an abrasive polish. T-cut will do the job but its more work. have a look in halfords for products like meguires ultimate compound, also a cutting polish that will help to minimise the scratch with a bit of elbow grease.
    I have some ScratchX. Is this any good?

    Or am I better getting some proper stuff?

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    Does you finger nail catch in it when you move across the scratch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_BlackSRi View Post
    Does you finger nail catch in it when you move across the scratch?
    Yes is does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich r View Post
    If it's a deep scratch, you may be able to use touchup paint to fill it, then use fine glasspaper and T-cut to cut it back so it's level and blended, followed by some polish to protect it.
    Do you mean wet+dry? What grit level?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marky View Post
    I have some ScratchX. Is this any good?

    Or am I better getting some proper stuff?

    scratch x will only remove light swirls a deeper scratch CAN be removed but you will be there all day

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