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elbow grease and TLC will remove them (archive)

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Posted by R Kieffer on April 07, 1999 at 12:22:22:

In Reply to: Hairline scratches posted by Jose on April 06, 1999 at 10:48:16:

I've use many Meguiar's products in the past and have had excellent results. They have a liquid "polish" that works very well for removing small scratches and swirl marks. My brother also turned me on to a 3M product. I don't have the bottle here, but I believe it's called 3M clearcoat polish. It's milky white in color, and not much different in consistency. You can either apply it by hand or use a random orbital buffer. We've both applied it with an orbital buffer using a foam pad, followed up by a coat of Meguiar's Carnuba paste wax. Smoooooooth!!! I watched a fly come up, land on my hood, and slide off to his death! Well, not really, but you get the picture. I've just recently used some Blitz wax that I bought out of the BMP catalog. I think it's as good as the Meguiar's carnuba paste wax, but I don't have any experience on how long it lasts yet. The Meguiars always seem to last a reasonable amount of time. If you really want to get the lowdown on polishing and waxing, visit One of the best sources of car care info I've ever seen.

Good Luck!

Robert J. Kieffer
1991 535i

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