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    Default Getting light scratches out of paint work?!!

    Hi, well after wondering what Vectra to get i finally got myself a sri. But it has light circular scratches where i think someone rubbed it too hard with something ebrasive. I was just wondering the best way of getting them out, ie: products/methods. The colour is ultra blue!
    Thanks in advance.

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    Machine polish is the best way unless you are popeye. Enjoy the car.

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    Is T Cut the best to use or a coloured wax? thanks for the reply.

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    Coloured wax out of the two, you could also try a filer wax, something with little cut and effectively fills the swirls up so you can't see them, a clay might also help.

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    Beat me to it!

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    Meguires scratch X is good. But depending on how bad they are you might need something like Megs" #80 or#83 or#82.
    It will be hard work by hand, a machine polisher (as said above) would make easy work of it.

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    Ok so T Cut idea scraped. Is there any brands that are better than others? and where is best to purchase them? Sorry for all the questions but i want the car looking good!

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    You can get Meguires scratch X from Halfourds.But the # 80 "etc" you will need to get off the internet.

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    Thanks for all the replies, i am watching a few buffer machines on ebay as i am not doing it all manually. Is it best to start with the meguires scratch x and see how i get on? Thanks again

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    there is a link somwhere on this site about the same thing and differnt polishes were tested on the same car with the same scratches and autoglym resin came out top which was a suprise . im sure someone will link you

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