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Post Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:48 pm
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So I have had my RCZ for just 3 weeks today and some dipstick at the supermarket this morning managed to reverse into the side of it, causing me to almost sh*t myself and swear profusely. :evil:

Fortunately it was not as bad as first thought and only really scuffed the car, I have been able to get most of it out but there are a few stubborn small scratches as you may be able to see from the picture below (not easy to get a good photo as they are pretty minor):

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What would be the best polish or other product to use to remove these?

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Post Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:17 pm
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You must be livid! Supermarket car parks are a bloody hazard for sure. The missus moans at me because I always park at the far end of the car park away from everyone (it's only about a quarter mile walk to the store from there! lol).

Were you in the car at the time or did you witness it from afar? Just wondering if you had words with the culprit or not - I think I would have several choice words to say to them if it was me! :evil:

Regarding polishing out the marks, somebody will probably have better input than me on this but I would suggest a small amount of T-Cut to get rid of the marks followed by your usual polish afterwards. It's funny paint on these cars though - scratches don't seem to come out as easily as they used to on past vehicles.

Hope you can clean it up anyway - good luck. :thumbup:

Post Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:31 pm
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You must be livid! Supermarket car parks are a bloody hazard for sure. The missus moans at me because I always park at the far end of the car park away from everyone (it's only about a quarter mile walk to the store from there! lol).

Were you in the car at the time or did you witness it from afar? Just wondering if you had words with the culprit or not - I think I would have several choice words to say to them if it was me! :evil:

Regarding polishing out the marks, somebody will probably have better input than me on this but I would suggest a small amount of T-Cut to get rid of the marks followed by your usual polish afterwards. It's funny paint on these cars though - scratches don't seem to come out as easily as they used to on past vehicles.

Hope you can clean it up anyway - good luck. :thumbup:


Yeah I was pretty miffed, you could say. Still am actually!

I do the same with parking usually, my girlfriend likes to moan about it as well but now she knows why! Sadly it was only a small local supermarket with a tiny car park so parking half a mile away wasn't an option.

I was in the car at the time - we discussed it and think both cars are only really scuffed rather than badly damaged which I guess is the main thing. Just very annoying!

I have used a bit of T-Cut already (wasn't going to admit that in case I was instantly shot down for it :lol: ) and to be fair it did a really good job of removing the main marks. Topped that up using my usual AutoGlym Aqua Wax and it's almost all gone. It's just the really fine scratches that are bothering me now!
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Post Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:05 pm
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Only thing I can come up with is a colour matched polish. It tends to sit in the minor scratches, rather than remove them, but it's doe do a fair job of disguising them, whereas "proper" polish tends to highlight them as they stay white after buffing.

I have also seen coloured wax, which I assume does a similar job. :eusa-think:
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Post Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:57 pm
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DKZ5745 wrote:
Only thing I can come up with is a colour matched polish. It tends to sit in the minor scratches, rather than remove them, but it's doe do a fair job of disguising them, whereas "proper" polish tends to highlight them as they stay white after buffing.

I have also seen coloured wax, which I assume does a similar job. :eusa-think:


I will try this, thanks :beer: can anyone suggest a good colour matched polish for Dolphin Blue?
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Post Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:09 pm
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They're not that specific - just 'blue' is the one you need.

Post Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:22 pm
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Can you feel the scratches if you run your nail over them ? If you can then you won't be able to polish them out. The only way would be to sand them back a bit, respray and polish up. Probably a job for a reputable paint and body shop.
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Post Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:28 pm
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Can you feel the scratches if you run your nail over them ? If you can then you won't be able to polish them out. The only way would be to sand them back a bit, respray and polish up. Probably a job for a reputable paint and body shop.


Most of them no - there's 2 very small ones which I can just about feel.

Just typical really, I've been wanting an RCZ since I first saw one, then as soon as I can afford one, some tit reverses into it :evil:
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Post Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:44 am
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A machine polisher would probably get them out. Failing that Gtechniq P1 polish will remove scratches by hand in conjunction with a hand polishing pad which has some abrasive.
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/accessori ... d_280.html

If you want I can send you a small sample of P1 - enough for you to try removing the scratches. PM your address if you are interested.
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Post Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:04 am
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another option would be Meguiars M105 / M205 similar to P1 by Gtechniq although M105 is probably more aggressive. The wet and dry is a bit scary and only possible if you have not gone through the clear coat the link below is Junkmans video of doing it on a Lamborghini but he does use a rotary polisher at the end.

https://youtu.be/-n9AZFYfH-E

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Post Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:06 pm
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RCZ1 wrote:
A machine polisher would probably get them out. Failing that Gtechniq P1 polish will remove scratches by hand in conjunction with a hand polishing pad which has some abrasive.
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/accessori ... d_280.html

If you want I can send you a small sample of P1 - enough for you to try removing the scratches. PM your address if you are interested.


Thank you very much for the offer, it's very much appreciated! :beer: but I'll buy some rather than you going to that effort, as its only 6 or 7 quid :)

Cheers for the suggestions. I'm gonna give the P1 a go I think, will report back with the results!
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Post Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:45 pm
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Make sure you use it conjunction with those German applicators in the link as you will need the abrasive side otherwise it won't be as successful as it could be.
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Post Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:23 pm
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Make sure you use it conjunction with those German applicators in the link as you will need the abrasive side otherwise it won't be as successful as it could be.


Will do!
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Post Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:55 pm
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I would take it to a car detailer
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Post Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:28 pm
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I think I am going to get a quote from a detailer that I know to machine polish it, as I want him to refurb a couple of wheels and pull out a small dent anyway. Will see if it's worthwhile and failing that I'll try the P1.

I'm determined to keep the car in showroom condition!
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