Off road finally got me

MPRaptor

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After a couple of fairly lucky years (couldn’t have been driving ability), unfortunately scratches finally hit passenger side doors and wheel flares on my recent off road Utah trip (Moab, Canyonlands). Any recommendations for paint correction compounds, Adams or some other brand? Will one work on body panels AND wheel well flares? Appreciate any recommendations. Light scratches. 2019 802A SCREW.
 

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I like Optimum's products - I find them very easy to work with.

More importantly, a good orbital polisher and pads - otherwise you'll never really get a worthwhile result. I use Lake Country flat foam pads. I match a more aggressive pad with the more aggressive Optimum Hyper Compound and then a lighter polishing pad with the Hyper Polish. Pretty good for a 2 step setup.

Obviously you'll want to wash, decontaminate (Iron X or similar), and clay before you try to polish anything or you'll just grind surface contaminants into the paint and make it worse.
 

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Always start with a less aggressive pad and compound and work up to more aggressive. Don't go overboard then realize that you went too far.
 

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After a couple of fairly lucky years (couldn’t have been driving ability), unfortunately scratches finally hit passenger side doors and wheel flares on my recent off road Utah trip (Moab, Canyonlands). Any recommendations for paint correction compounds, Adams or some other brand? Will one work on body panels AND wheel well flares? Appreciate any recommendations. Light scratches. 2019 802A SCREW.
I rhino lined my wheel well flares. I highly recommend it. Only use the premium one, it has UV protection.
 
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