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Old 02-25-2008, 07:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How to remove light scratches on a black truck

How to remove light scratches on a black truck? I know there is a wax...maybe turtle...that is made for black trucks that really helps with scratches. I already buffed it, helped a little, but was told to try this black wax...any help would be nice

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I detailed part time and now I just do it as a hobby. First off you do not want to be using turtle wax. It is not very good at all. Here is what you want to do to make that truck of yours to shine like a mirror.

1. Wash - this is pretty much self explanatory, use a good soap such as Meguiar's NXT, or Meguiar's gold class.

2. Clay - If you haven't done it in a while you definitely want to try it. It makes applying wax easier and it also makes the paint a smooth as butter.

3. Polish - You want to invest in a Porter Cable orbital buffer. You also want to invest in a good set of pads such as Lake Country or Edge. Use with a good polish such as the XMT series or Poorboy's line of polishes.

4. Wax/Sealant - once the paint is smooth and shines like a mirror, you want to protect your paint. Use a good wax if you are willing to reapply monthly or use a sealant if you want it to last for 4 months or so. I like the Max Wax and also Meguiar's has some decent products such as the NXT if you want to buy locally.

I know this sounds like a lot of time and money, but trust me the results are well worth it.

We Are Car Care -- Car Wax, Car Polish, Auto Detailing Supplies, Car Buffers & Car Accessories Store is by far the best website because of their forums and the wide selection of products they carry.

Or if you are not willing to do all of this, grab some Maguires scratch x and a microfiber and get at it. Definitely more labor intensive than a buffer.

And the wax you are probably thinking of is Turtle Wax Ice. It is one of their better products but far from being the best.

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MICRO-FIBER FOR SURE!!!!!!!!!

I will never use cotton on any of my cars from now on...especially the dark ones.

The sizing on most cotton towels will cause those light hazing scratches in the paint surface. I have not had this problem with the MF towels.

I use them for everything. BUT, there are good ones and cheap ones. I get the good ones for the paint and use the cheap ones for everything else.

Oh yeah, NO LINT too!!! But don't dry them in the dryer...they'll get "hard". I wash them with Woolite and then hang them to dry.

The Meguiars ones seem to be pretty good...pricey, but good quality. I bought some cheapies at Costco that are good for everything else....good for dusting around the house too.
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Hey ... Get out of my detailing forum!!

You beat me to it. I agree, but not on the XMT part. XMT can hold a candle to Pinnacle Advanced Swirl Remover/Menz Intensive Polish & SIP

Your going to need to polish your paint. Was offers no abrasion what so ever, so it will never do ANYTHING for scratchs/swirls/mirco-marring/oxidation. Some people get fooled that they remove light swirls/scratchs, but what is happening is the oils in the wax, are filling these in, and hiding them for a short period of time.

What would I do to your truck?
Wash-Pinnacle Body Work Shampoo
Clay-Claymagic
Menzerma SIP w/ Orange Lake Country CCS Smart Pad
Menz Final Polish w/ White Lake Country CCS Smart Pad
Wax With Pinnacle Souveran w/ Blue Lake Country CCS Smart Pad/By Hand

As far as buffers go, I hightly recomend the UDM over the PC 7424. Faster, More Power, and better correction abilitys. The Flex is AWESOME, but I do not recomend it for first time users.

Any other questions, please feel free to ask

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MICRO-FIBER FOR SURE!!!!!!!!!

I will never use cotton on any of my cars from now on...especially the dark ones.

The sizing on most cotton towels will cause those light hazing scratches in the paint surface. I have not had this problem with the MF towels.

I use them for everything. BUT, there are good ones and cheap ones. I get the good ones for the paint and use the cheap ones for everything else.

Oh yeah, NO LINT too!!! But don't dry them in the dryer...they'll get "hard". I wash them with Woolite and then hang them to dry.

The Meguiars ones seem to be pretty good...pricey, but good quality. I bought some cheapies at Costco that are good for everything else....good for dusting around the house too.
The best micro-fiber on the market today is Cobra. That is ALL I use. It is true 100% Micro-Fiber (70% Polyester & 30% Polyamide) & Seamless. As far as cleaning them goes, I highly recommend Pinnacle Micro-Fiber Rejuvenator

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Maguires scratch x is what i used. never had a problem. i did my by hand also, no buffer. i love this white truck thow, doesn't show dirt and scraches as easy. my .o2

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lots of good info their smokin Diesel. I definitly agree with you on the cobra microfibers. They are the best I have used to date. I am also a big fan of the pinnacle products, especially the Sovereign Wax but for the general user they are definitely a little pricey.
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lots of good info their smokin Diesel. I definitly agree with you on the cobra microfibers. They are the best I have used to date. I am also a big fan of the pinnacle products, especially the Sovereign Wax but for the general user they are definitely a little pricey.

$80 for wax may be expensive to some, but totally worth it to me. Its the most sought after wax in the world. Pure #1 yellow carnuba, the highest wax ever ranked by brazilians, and then refined once more ... can not be beat! :thumbsup
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How to remove light scratches on a black truck? I know there is a wax...maybe turtle...that is made for black trucks that really helps with scratches. I already buffed it, helped a little, but was told to try this black wax...any help would be nice

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hahaha...im thinking to trying the back wax from turtle and see what happeneds. the scratches are from hunting...driving next to corn stocks and such

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hahaha...im thinking to trying the back wax from turtle and see what happeneds. the scratches are from hunting...driving next to corn stocks and such

Kyle

Kyle, bring it down!
Honestly, the turtle wax isn't going to do anything for you. Do you have a buffer?
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Im in minnesota tho. And no i dont own one personally...used ta...but someone stole it. I used my buddy's buffer. Im never getting a black truck again.

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