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      01-17-2013, 04:18 PM   #1
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Can we fix it?

Here we have a brand new Subaru BRZ that was a victim of a hit and run.

I'll let the photo speak for itself.



When the customer brought his car in I was extremely skeptical at the possibility of even cleaning it up, already providing him with my body shop's phone number to him. I ran my fingernail across the scratches and they were pretty deep and there were many.

He was quite upset so I told him I would give it a shot without any promises.

The tools and products used:

Rupes BigFoot LHR 15ES
Rupes BigFoot LHR 21ES
Sufbuf Pad 6 inch
Meguiar's Microfiber Cutting Disc 5.25 inch
Menzerna Fast Gloss 400



As you may or may not know I personally don't like to wetsand if I don't have to hence these were the tools and products I decided to use.

After a few passes with the Rupes with the microfiber cutting pad and fg400 we were able to most of the paint transfer out of the paint but it didn't look good.


Another angle



From there I decided to go a bit more aggressive with the Surbuf pad and Menzerna FG400 then went back to the MF Cutting Pad with FG400 to finish it out.
That combo was a success! We were able to get 95% of the damage out.




Total time it took to get these results about 10 minutes, not too bad.

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wow. just amazing work.
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thanks guys!
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nice! i can barely see any damage after unless i concentrate on the spot
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How do you like the Rupes???? Does the extra long throw makes that much difference? How does it compare to the Flex? I think I will be adding this to my arsenal soon.
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FG400 = rocks in a bottle. Good job and great save.
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nice! i can barely see any damage after unless i concentrate on the spot
its was about 90% gone if you look really close at the arch of the fender there were some really deep scratches that still remain, but overall much better than going to a body shop to respray it.
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How do you like the Rupes???? Does the extra long throw makes that much difference? How does it compare to the Flex? I think I will be adding this to my arsenal soon.
the Rupes is a machine that you have to date for awhile, you will eventually get an aha moment with the machine and it will become extremely clear to you why its so good.

I know some of the reviews are mixed but I'm wondering after how many cars before making those reviews. We have about 25 corrections done with it and we are loving them at the shop.
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FG400 = rocks in a bottle. Good job and great save.
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Thanks for sharing..I just sent this to my friend, he has a similar problem with his e90.
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Excellent work. I can just imagine how happy your customer was.
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