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Buff out ABS hairline scratches

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Old 02-23-2013, 06:28 PM   #1
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Buff out ABS hairline scratches

I had my 12 under a tarp for a week before I went and got a decent cover for, unfortunately I have no garage to house it. It was pretty windy and caused some hairline abrasion on the tail and windscreen. Anyone suggest a compound that works for ABS that Autozone, Advanced, or Pep Boys carry that actually works well?
   
 
Old 02-23-2013, 07:13 PM   #2
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3M fine compound. Excellent products from 3M. If you do not know what you are doing with a high rpm buffer though, find a buddy who does, or take it to a detail shop and they will make it look like new.
   
 
Old 02-23-2013, 08:24 PM   #3
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Depending on just how bad the "scratches" are, you might try Fukken Wax... It is definitely very good stuff!! It is used "dry", and cleans up an amazing amount of surface "grunge"... Kinda expensive, but...




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http://www.fukkenwax.com/



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Old 02-24-2013, 09:40 AM   #4
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mequiars X2.0 is the best scratch and blemish remover for anyone thats not experienced in using hi speed buffers. plus they make a small electrical buffer to assist you and keep u from fukken up ya paint job.
   
 
Old 02-24-2013, 03:56 PM   #5
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I use this stuff on some Ford headlights on the boy's car. It seems to be as good as the stuff in the headlight restoration kits.

http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotiv...mate-compound/
   
 
Old 02-24-2013, 04:11 PM   #6
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I'm a firm believer in the Meguiars product line also.

Do you have a random orbit buffer? If so that will make short work of it.

My sympathies on the cover scratches. I have a friend who didn't think about it or know better and put his cover on his bike when he trailed it on a trip in the back of his truck.

It pretty much destroyed the paint.
   
 
Old 02-24-2013, 04:18 PM   #7
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I'm a firm believer in the Meguiars product line also.
Nothing but excellent results from their products.
   
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