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Old 06-23-2013, 09:24 AM   #1
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Clear Coat Scratch

Last week I was on a narrow road along the coast of Oregon and moved to far to the right in the lane as I drove past several coastal pine trees. I now have a scuff/scratch the length of my coach. I climbed up and tried to wipe it off using just some clear coat wax and elbow grease. Most of the scuff came right off but you can still see the scratches in the clear coat, which are not down into the paint. While not as noticable I can see it and want to find a way to fix it without having to repaint the coach.

Does anyone know of a product that will repair/hide scratches in clear coat?

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Old 06-23-2013, 10:05 AM   #2
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Not sure if this will work but you could try gelgloss

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Old 06-23-2013, 11:10 AM   #3
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You can try to polish the scratch away.

I have used a rotary polisher with clear coat polish by Meguiar's Ultimate Polish to remove/reduce scratches. A machine will be more aggressive than hand polishing and blend the surrounding areas together. (I have never had the feared "burning" of the paint from a rotary buffer on the MH.)

If that does not do the trick, increase the grit of the compound by using Ultimate rubbing compound then followed by the polish.

I have sprayed and hand applied clearcoat over scratches but that just introduces inconsistency between the old layers and the new application that is almost as bad as just leaving the scratch.

Yes, I have wet sanded with 1,000 grit, 1500 grit, and 2000 grit sandpaper to reduce the new ridges before compounding and buffing, but have never achieved perfection.

But....I am very definitely an amateur with hours of wasted experience......

Also...you will get more scratches over time, so the attempt to repair/reduce this one will be experience gained for the next.
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