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I went to the car wash a couple days ago because it was too cold outside for me to wash my truck myself (it was really nasty dirty from all the snow and stuff on the roads), and today while I was cleaning the white letters on my tires I noticed scratches all down the entire lower sides of my truck.. but they're not deep scratches. I tried buffing them out in one spot with my Turtle Wax to see if it'd buff out and it did for the most part;

My question is, is there a product that'll get these scratches out easier? They'll come off with the Turtle Wax but only if I really work at it...

Thanks for any help!
Kev
 

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Rubbing compound should work but go easy on it and wax after. I only use touch free car washes to avoid that problem.
 

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I would not use rubbing compound except as a last resort.

Get this: Hand Polish Kit - Polishes - Polishing - Car Care - Griot's Garage

And if that doesn't do it, go up a step...that being a dual action polisher and the finest grade polish and least aggressive pad. One step at a time, from least aggressive to most aggressive.
Okay cool thanks for the advice guys.. but first I'll try something I dont have to get offline, is there a product anyone would reccommend that I can get from my local autoparts store?
 

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Turtle wax makes a "polishing compound" that's less aggressive than rubbing compound and Meguiars makes a swirl remover that's pretty good.
 

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Easy fix, go back the car wash and tell them that their car wash scratched your paint and you want it fixed. They have insurance for this stuff (or should). If that doesn't work tell them they will hear from your lawyer in the next few days. That will get them moving :D
 

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1st lesson my father taught me about washing cars . . . avoid the car washes . . . even the touchless ones. Always hand-wash.
 

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I'd recommend Meguiar's Ultimate Compound and/or Ultimate Polish to remove the scratches. Many detailers use it regularly and it can be used by hand. Always start with the least aggressive (polish) product first, then go more aggressive (compound) if that doesn't work. You can usually find both at auto parts stores.

Also, autogeekonline.net is a great, very active forum for all sorts of auto detailing questions. Hope that's OK to post here.

Good luck,

Helder
 
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