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    HELP!! Scuff marks from cinder block

    Long story short, I was turning around at a dead-end road and barely hit a cinder block that was on the edge of the grass.. Yes I know Im an idiot. Anyways, what can I use to remove some of the finer scratches. I know some of the white scratches at the very bottom of the bumper are scratched into the paint and probably can't be buffed out with rubbing compound etc., but I want to try whatever I can to remove the majority of them

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    I've had some luck with rubbing compound and scratch-x.

    Goose would know best.

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    don't push too hard with the rubbing compound as it is very abrasive.i would try using some regular wax on the area first,just to see what i could get off before using a abrasive compound in clearcoat paint.

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    Some fine grit paper like 2000 or finer wet sand the area then hit with a cut and polish compound with a air buffer or something with some rpm. Did this on some cars that need to be touched up worked great. http://www.ehow.com/how_6395733_spot...lear-coat.html link included to make dummy proof AND BEST OF LUCK

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    some compound and a speed buffer should do the trick. if that doesnt get it all then try some 1500 grit and wet sand the area then buff with compound follow with a good wax. not always necessary to polish but you could if you like.

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    You have at least 4 or 5 deeper scratches at the bottom that I can see that sanding cut and buff won't do.
    You may want to buff first to see what you're left with. Apply touch up paint on the deeper scratches, let it dry, and then wetsand the whole area and buff as aforementioned...
    Then. Applying some clearcoat to fill-in the low spots on the scratches would make it blend better with the rest of the bumper. Wetsand of course...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    You have at least 4 or 5 deeper scratches at the bottom that I can see that sanding cut and buff won't do.
    You may want to buff first to see what you're left with. Apply touch up paint on the deeper scratches, let it dry, and then wetsand the whole area and buff as aforementioned...
    Then. Applying some clearcoat to fill-in the low spots on the scratches would make it blend better with the rest of the bumper. Wetsand of course...
    I would like to see a write up on wet sanding if you don't mind, I keep hearing about it and seeing the before and after pics but it doesn't explain how you do it. Plus I will have a few questiong here in the next couple months about paint and what not!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehawk2000 View Post
    I would like to see a write up on wet sanding if you don't mind, I keep hearing about it and seeing the before and after pics but it doesn't explain how you do it. Plus I will have a few questiong here in the next couple months about paint and what not!!!!
    to keep it simple. Get a spray bottle from wal mart. fill it with water. buy some sandpaper, depending on how aggressive you need to go. 2000 grit up to 3000 grit for the last step. then polish. You can use wool pads to get more cut. Check out www.Autogeek.net to learn more. lots of videos and tutorials.

    dont start with sandpaper that you think is too rough.

    spray water on the car and on the sandpaper. and sand. Water helps keep the sandpaper and paint cool so it doesnt burn through. It does more than just that, but thats a good easy description. Then wipe the area with a towel and see if the scratch has been removed. If not either sand more or go more aggressive if need be. But it takes A LOT fo practice to learn what scratches will come out, and what sandpaper to use.

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    lacquer thinner, then buff, then touch up, or spend $125 for someone to blend that part of the bumper with new paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehawk2000 View Post
    I would like to see a write up on wet sanding if you don't mind, I keep hearing about it and seeing the before and after pics but it doesn't explain how you do it. Plus I will have a few questiong here in the next couple months about paint and what not!!!!
    I don't do much wetsanding and I try to avoided when I can, plus I only do spot wetsanding to correct more severed paint defects like acid etching form bird poo, waterspots, etc...
    I know the basics and I learned how to do it from a friend of mine that does bodywork and paint.
    You'd need to practice on an old hood and or fender you can pick up from the junkyard and learn the power of the different grits.
    I'm sure you could search for wetsanding tutorial or something like that that may explain it better for you...

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