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Help! Clear coat scratches

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Cleaning and Detailing Forum' started by tahoeacr, Jan 9, 2021.

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  1. tahoeacr

    tahoeacr Full Access Member

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    I noticed I had thousands of little tiny spots all over the hood and front fenders of my truck. I suspected pine sap but they aren't sticky and are real hard to see. Got out the clay bar and must of had something in the clay cause now I have some fine scratches in the clear coat on the hood. Truck has always been washed with a foam cannon etc, etc. Now that I have vented but don't feel any better, let's get down to what I need to use to fix my f#$% up. I currently use National detail systems Pre Treat polish with a light compound. Followed by their Finish 2 basecoat/clear coat polish. This stuff is old and I suspect it's effectiveness has been left on the shelf. It still leaves a smooth surface but not as nice as it once did. I use an old school 11" Gem industries orbital polisher. There is soo many products out there now I'm lost.
    What you guys use?
     
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    CoronaRaptor FRF Addict

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    There's so many threads on this, but all I use is normal polishing compound and then wax, it's not a show car, unless yours is. I would wet sand some of the deeper scratches with 3000 grit wet sandpaper if you are competent enough, and then polish from there.
     
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    Go to YouTube and look up Apex Detail. He’s got great videos on how to remove scratches with what products and how to do it...
     
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