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#178703 - 08/01/01 12:37 PM surface scratches
MichaelShaw Offline

Registered: 12/12/00
Posts: 244
Loc: Dallas, TX
I have recently returned from a wheeling trip in east Texas, where my silver paint was subjected to several narrow trails, and in turn, lots of tree branches (small stuff) dragging down the sides of my truck. There are quite a few surface scratches that seem to wipe off for the must part, but there are still many shallow and very fine scratches all over. What do you use on your paint? I have GS27 but haven't applied it yet...wanted to see what the rest of the X community was doing.

2000 Silver SE 4x4
Veritas Liberabit Vos

#178704 - 08/01/01 01:07 PM Re: surface scratches
incogneato Offline

Registered: 16/08/00
Posts: 342
Loc: Charlotte, NC
I just make sure I have a good coat of wax on before each trip. The dealer gave me a bottle of the Nissan polish when I bought my truck and I have been very happy with it.

2000 Silver Ice SE 4x4
Florida Xtreme Xterras

#178705 - 08/01/01 02:24 PM Re: surface scratches

Registered: 11/12/00
Posts: 313
Loc: Florida USA
Hey Michael. After being a detailer for several years and still doing it on the side for some Xtra cash. The only thing I could do is repeat what has been said already by Mobycat. Any good wax will take care of the "surface scratches". If you have anymore car/truck care questions send me an email. I'll be glad to help in any way possible.

It is hard work being this good!!!!

Jeff Javier aka ZOOMHUSTLA
2001 Silver Ice XE 4x2
"Sterling II"
It is hard work being this good!!!!

#178706 - 08/01/01 05:55 PM Re: surface scratches
BoarderPhreak Offline

Registered: 08/08/00
Posts: 7469
Loc: Huntington, NY
You might want to try a light "polishing" wax - which will remove some swirls and light scratches. Then apply a nice, normal finishing wax when you're done. I've used Mother's and Meguiar's waxes with great results. Tiny hairline scratches and swirls disappear and the paint looks incredible.

Don't get too ambitious and get a "compounding" type wax, which is grittier and has more "bite." This stuff is great for older cars with oxidized paint and certainly removes the heavier scratches - but I'd use it as a last resort and certainly not too often.
Modified 2001 SE 6cyl 5spd 4x4 Solar Yellow
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#178707 - 12/01/01 06:11 AM Re: surface scratches
LastRites Offline

Registered: 28/10/00
Posts: 873
Loc: 6012 feet up....
The meguiars product line is by far the best I have ever used, I even had a scratch that some jealous A-hole had keyed into my X but The wax/polish combo made it disappear. They also have a swirl mark remover that I havent used but it may be worth trying.
04' SVT Focus, EAP, Pitch Black, ZX5

#178708 - 12/01/01 09:36 PM Re: surface scratches
BigTom Offline

Registered: 28/11/00
Posts: 511
Loc: Brownsburg, Indiana
I too have used the meguiars 3 step process. Seems to do a good job. I will keep using it.
"Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow?"

#178709 - 03/02/01 08:34 AM Re: surface scratches
steinism Offline

Registered: 19/09/00
Posts: 627
Loc: spooner street
i'm going to go out and buy the meguiars product today. i hope it takes off the scratches that are pretty deep in my clear coat.

2001 silver SE

#677792 - 27/01/12 08:04 PM Re: surface scratches [Re: MichaelShaw]
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