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Old 07-18-2015, 02:11 PM
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So since I picked up my new C7 almost 3 months ago I have been all smug thinking I have no dents, dings, rock chips, etc so far..........until last night.

To my dismay, I found two small area's over the drivers side headlight fixture which looked at first like tape residue. I tried a spray detailer and wax, but to no avail. On further inspection, they look like scuffs in the clear coat, the round one about an inch in diameter, the longer one about an inch and a half. They are both difficult to even notice........but I know they are there, which will drive me nuts.(We all know how **** we can be about our cars!)

Both are clearly visible below the reflection of my florescent garage light in the photo below.

My question is should I try polish.......rubbing compound.......or something else?

I'd hate to make two very small patches worse than they already are and screw up the front of my car in the process.

All suggestions are welcome and greatly appreciated.

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You can try meguires scratch X 2.0, at the auto parts store. Use with microfiber, follow directions on label.

If that doesn't do it you'll probably have to use an orbital and a stronger polish. If you wet it with saliva/water, Does it go away? If it does, then that's a clear coat abrasion.
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You can try meguires scratch X 2.0, at the auto parts store. Use with microfiber, follow directions on label.

If that doesn't do it you'll probably have to use an orbital and a stronger polish. If you wet it with saliva/water, Does it go away? If it does, then that's a clear coat abrasion.
w/ Glen........you can also try Meguiars 205. Looks like a simple fix.
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Originally Posted by nmvettec7 View Post
w/ Glen........you can also try Meguiars 205. Looks like a simple fix.


Thanks guys......Meguires scratch X 2.0 worked like a charm! Quick and easy.....and now I don't ever know it was there.
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Thanks guys......Meguires scratch X 2.0 worked like a charm! Quick and easy.....and now I don't ever know it was there.
Glad it worked out for you. The Meguiar's products have always worked well, and they are not overpriced. Enjoy the new ride.
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You can try meguires scratch X 2.0, at the auto parts store. Use with microfiber, follow directions on label.

If that doesn't do it you'll probably have to use an orbital and a stronger polish. If you wet it with saliva/water, Does it go away? If it does, then that's a clear coat abrasion.
I have used Meguiar's Scratch X 2.0 and it works.
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A little out of date but good info if you wonder how strong/weak some mjr polish products are , to each other

http://www.auto-geek.net/charts/wax-...art-master.htm

And a pic from meg's...the 105 iis strongest, 205 weakest

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Thanks for posting chart.
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When you want to know about different things there are different forums.

You want to know about detailing, go on autogeek
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