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      11-05-2018, 12:41 AM   #1
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How do i fix this scratch ?

Hi everyone. Last week after the class i was going to my car and found it like this. I donít know what to call so iím gunna call it a scratch but itís more of like thick paint transfer. I tried few things body compound wd40 but still remained same. I donít wanna sand it down since iím not a pro and donít wanna mess it up but if you guys have any idea or maybe i did it in the wrong way idk. Itís catching my finger when i go over it but like i said not going inward, itís actually outward. So if you guys have any idea how to solve it please let me know. Thanks.
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      11-05-2018, 01:29 AM   #2
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Hi there...Meguiars scratch X 2.0..they sell this at Walmart...it worked for me at one point...but not as big paint transfer/scratch as yours..but worth a try...just need to rub hard in circular direction..Good luck
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      11-05-2018, 01:35 AM   #3
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Thanks. Iím gonna give it a try tomorrow. I donít understand whypeople drive if they canít. Imagine finding your car sitting like this because of someone who doesnít pay attention and donít leave a note
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Op...is it possible itís some kind of glue or tree sap that was transferred onto your car? You said it feels raised. If so try ďshoe gooĒ remover. Iíve used it to take off weird unidentifiable marks on my car. Works great wonít harm paint.
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I live in long island.
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Just 10 minutes ago i was trying 3m rubbing compound and megs wax apparently didnít do anything but now the outer feeling replaced with smooth inner feeling i really didnít get it. Where can i find that shoe goo byw ?
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I live in long island.
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Just 10 minutes ago i was trying 3m rubbing compound and megs wax apparently didnít do anything but now the outer feeling replaced with smooth inner feeling i really didnít get it. Where can i find that shoe goo byw ?
where are you in LI? I am in Queens NY , I know detailing work I might be able to help you.
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I live in long island.
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Just 10 minutes ago i was trying 3m rubbing compound and megs wax apparently didnít do anything but now the outer feeling replaced with smooth inner feeling i really didnít get it. Where can i find that shoe goo byw ?
Walmart, Target, or any Hardware store. Possibly even Walgreens or CVS.
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Def check the wallmart first thing in the morning.
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I live in long island.
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Just 10 minutes ago i was trying 3m rubbing compound and megs wax apparently didnít do anything but now the outer feeling replaced with smooth inner feeling i really didnít get it. Where can i find that shoe goo byw ?
Not shoe goo, that's glue for shoes. I think he meant "goo gone".
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If it really is paint transfer, brake cleaner will take that right off.
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Not shoe goo, that's glue for shoes. I think he meant "goo gone".
My bad, Steve is correct Goo Gone
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Fixed it :)

I thought about it a lot and finally decided to use sand paper and bought a 3M 5000 grit ( just wanted to make sure i'm not messing up anything lol) I wet sanded the scratched area only not the undamaged side and literally just wiped it off. So most of the part was a paint transfer but when i tried with the wd40 it did not come off. After i done with sanding i didn't even have to paste wax it but i did it anyway and boom that's the final result. All those little dots and the white spot it's an actual scratch but i'm not worried about that cuz i'm gunna wrap the car and test it out with a little piece of vinyl it's showing over the wrap so i'm good to go thank you guys for your help, i appreciate it !


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