Before you attempt to touch it up, try a scratch remover. I recommend Meguiars Scratch X. It comes in a black tube. I detail cars, and this is by far the best scratch remover out there on the market. Clean the area, then apply the product with a soft terry cloth in a circular motion. Let haze, then buff off. This one will get out some white scratches too, so its worth a shot from what you are telling me.
If this doesn't work, then 1) Bring it to a body shop, they can buff it out with a machine. 2) Then, try touching it up yourself using touch up paint that you bought.
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2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS (Photochop)
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I'd hate to bring one of these old posts up...but yeah...was wondering if this stuff is really good on some real scratches...I'm not talking about light surface scratches...I mean like some clear-coat scratches and whatnots?
I have cats and they like my hood....well...I was in a bad mood one day...so I washed my car to relax a little....
I went in the house to get a snack...came back out about 10 minutes later and there were 3 cats on my hood....I got back into my pissy mood....and instead of just shoo-ing them off the hood......
.....I started screaming and clapping. Which scared the **** out of them and they left claw marks ALL over my hood. I MEAN REAL SCRATCHES.
The Scratch X, I picked up a bottle at WalMart on a whim for like $3, and now they are all gone. I've even used it on the doors where I once had part of a rust barbed wire scract all down my door. I've used it on wash swirls as well.
After you use the Scratch X, clay bar the entire car, then wax once, and wax again. It'll make your car look like it just came off the lot. Believe me, and my car has 60k miles on it and has seen a lot of nasty ****.
Bodyshops generally use this to clean up any residue on the vehicle after they finish up the work, and the new paint has a chance to dry (they don't work the new part).
It is a good product, however, it can remove the paint fast enough to go through it if you are careless with it. Rubbing compound also work well, and sometimes does a better job at getting the scratches out.
However, even the bar won't work with deep scratches or cracked paint. Touchup paint is necessary here.
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