In Reply to: Good compound to take out scratches with? posted by Dat on June 25, 2000 at 21:07:35:
For deeper scratches to the paint coating, try GS-27 rubbing compound (available from Pep Boys or Kragens). Use a cotton cover applicator and moderate to heavier finger pressure. If necessary, apply some new paint from a matching color stick (available from your BMW dealer) into the scratch and let set overnight before using the GS-27. I've successfully repaired deep scratches and 1/4" size diameter chipped out areas of my paint by using this procedure. Leaves a very polished finish that blends and matches to the paint and clearcoat gloss. This a very safe procedure as long as the repair area is first cleaned of any dirt and dust.
: My '95 M3 and '95 J30 have surfaces scratches that I have been trying to get rid of. I bought a bottle of the 3M Perfect-It II Rubbing Compound (Fine Cut) and it seems to take out the smaller scratches. According to the bottle, it'll remove 1200 grade scratches. Does anyone know of another compound I could try to take out deeper scratches (that's also safe)?
: '95 M3a