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minor scratches? new clear coat??

This is a discussion on minor scratches? new clear coat?? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Ive got an 02 trans am. I have alot of small swirl scratches from washing, and i was wondering. Cant ...

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    Question minor scratches? new clear coat??

    Ive got an 02 trans am. I have alot of small swirl scratches from washing, and i was wondering. Cant you just put on a clear coat for like a few hundred and have a brand new looking car?? If anyone really knows the answer i would greatly appreciate it.

    Thanks, Tony

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    clay bar it, or go over it with some rubbing compound/buffer.... then re wax it.. your paint will look like glass.

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    Yepp, set aside a day and clay bar, some prep wax then a good sealer and some wax should do the trick. Alot of people use Zaino and they love there products, check out our sponsers section and zaino should be on there.
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    Clay bar is used by all of the pros. Clay Magic is the brand I use. About $11 at Auto Zone. All the clay does is clean the clear coat and take most of the wax off. The next step is to use a real fine rubbing compound. Several brands are available. This is the step that will take the scratches out. A coat of wax will then protect the finish.

    Hope that helps.

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    Yep thanks alot for your feedback guys, these swirl marks are drivin me nuts!

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