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post #1 of 18 Old 02-14-2010, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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I would like to find out what kind of wax or compounds that you all have used and had good results with the product. I have some scratches that should come out (I think). I had some 3M rubbing compound that I used and I did'nt see where it did any thing. Let me know what has worked well for you. Thanks

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I got a scratch and tried everything I read online. It wasn't a deep scratch and the only thing that worked was getting it buffed out.
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was that a body shop or detail shop?

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for small areas and doing it by hand i've had good luck with Scratch-X from Meguiars. Just need to use some passion behind that rubbing .

For big areas i used my DA polisher

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I took it to a detail job and paid 15 for vac and cleaning interior, wash and tires but I left a tip for getting them to buff it out as well
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go to the store and buy a Porter Cable ORBITAL buffer (sells with a buffing pad and sanding pad) and then buy McGuires Mirror Magic Dual Action Cleaner/Polisher compound.

1. Wash your Jeep.
2. damp the pad on the buffer
3. Use the McGuires with the Porter Cable Orbital Buffer on low speed allowing the buffer to do the work.
4. After you get done buffing where all the scratches are really good, wash the Jeep.
** you should see all the surface rubs/scratches came out. Deep scratches in the paint it will not work without touch-up paint.
5. Use McGuires 2.0 sealant wax....just use a rag and spread it on.
6. Use XP Renew It spray (purple in color) and spray on the wax using a cloth to wipe it off (MAKES IT REALLY EASY TO BUFF OUT THE WAX WITHOUT USING ALL YOUR STRENGTH!)

Hope this helps....another guy showed me how to do it on my 2 Door and now I use the same process for my 4 door.

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Thanks guys for the tips. I hate it when you buy a product, you try it, and when you wipe off the wax, the scratches are still there. Thanks again!

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I say it's a jeep. It got a scratch, congrats. Get some stickers and no one'll notice

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I hear ya! But it can be a Jeep and still look great. Some count them as war paint I guess. I can't quite go there yet.

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I hear ya! But it can be a Jeep and still look great. Some count them as war paint I guess. I can't quite go there yet.
Forgot to say earlier, you can always just go play in the mud too


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I've found that good old Texas red mud fills the scratches nicely


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Texas is the best place to live. Red mud is the best mud.
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go to the store and buy a Porter Cable ORBITAL buffer (sells with a buffing pad and sanding pad) and then buy McGuires Mirror Magic Dual Action Cleaner/Polisher compound.

1. Wash your Jeep.
2. damp the pad on the buffer
3. Use the McGuires with the Porter Cable Orbital Buffer on low speed allowing the buffer to do the work.
4. After you get done buffing where all the scratches are really good, wash the Jeep.
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5. Use McGuires 2.0 sealant wax....just use a rag and spread it on.
6. Use XP Renew It spray (purple in color) and spray on the wax using a cloth to wipe it off (MAKES IT REALLY EASY TO BUFF OUT THE WAX WITHOUT USING ALL YOUR STRENGTH!)

Hope this helps....another guy showed me how to do it on my 2 Door and now I use the same process for my 4 door.
Useful writeup! Thanks.

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Great Info!

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You're welcome! Just passing it forward and hopefully help yall out...should have added for the cloth to make sure you use microfiber type cloths as they are much softer but wont leave "lint" as you go.

PM me if you have any questions and can gladly help out!

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I've worked for several up and coming car care product companies. In my experience I've learned a few things:

1. 99% of the chemicals in existence are made by DuPont.
2. 99% of those chemicals are then sold to 3 "blenders" in America. Warner Chemical, 3D, and some other group I can't remember.
3. 99% of those chemicals are then resold. IE relabeling. The most notorious relabelers are Adam's Polishes, MeGuiars, Smart Wax, and Chemical Guys. Zaino is just as guilty.

I've written several articles on how to properly detail and maintain geared towards the shade tree detailer. In the end, it's all up to the amount of correction or masking you want to do, and how much beer you can drink while detailing while avoiding just giving up on the detailing and spending the rest of the day just drinking beer.


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good idea. I will look for a buffer.
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X2 on the meguirs scartch X that stuff works great

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