Originally Posted by Dark_Knight_335
All of you mention wet-sanding.
What are your plans for your clear-coats?
Meguiars M205 polish. M105 then M205 if needed.
I've taken out a couple of scratches with the following technique:
- clean the area thoroughly; cottonball with alcohol for example.
- apply touchup paint to the scratch with a toothpick or a micro brush, use the absolute minimum amount of paint
- wet sand the dried touch up paint level with the surface, I used 2000 grit paper cut out with a hole punch and glued to the eraser end of a pencil -- do your best to sand only the touchup paint and minimize how much you get into the surrounding clearcoat.
- clean the area to get rid of any sanding detrius
- polish with the above Meguiars combo or equivalent
- reapply sealant and/or wax to the area
I used to have a link to a web page that showed this technique in detail but can't find it; Google for paint scratch repair and include terms like paper punch and pencil eraser. There are also several youtube videos. One I saw advocated bondo hole putty for very deep scratches as the underlying filler to build up the base. (technically, the guy advocated his special $20 filler that he sold, but it looked and acted exactly he was rebadging Bondo's $3 tubes)