In Reply to: I said it may work. posted by //MMMGood on June 26, 2000 at 10:12:57:
: If it is a major scratch that is not touched by a fine cut cleaner, then everything I have ever heard says.
: Rotary buffer. (which is not for a even crappy detailer shop to use)
: What is the logic behind your method(I am just asking cuz I don't understand...not to rip on you)? Is it to heat the paint and smush it into place? Is it to compress the paint and make it fill in the scratch? I am confused.
: Peter Hsu
dont know chemically and physically using 3Ms Cleaner Wax for Moderate Oxidation works better than Zymol HD Cleanse, or 3ms own Imperial Hand Glaxe or finesse it or Perfect it, or better than Maguiars #9 Swirl Remover, or Body Scrub or Medallion, or others I'm forgetting. And I'm not saying you should use it all the time....it would be overkill.
But for the certain kind of clear coat scratch which is deeper than can be removed by the other products I've mentioned, you have a couple of choices...You can hit it with a high speed rotary buffer which lays heat on it, and puts plenty of its own scratching and swirling into it (see, that's how that system works..you progressively put in finer and finer scratches until they're all gone), or you can do what I do, which uses no heat, and lays in no extra swirling or scratching. Again, I cant tell you Why it works...Only on this type of persistant, stubborn scratch which you can see with indoor or fluorescent lighting, and which keeps your beautiful finish from being absolutely flawless, my method is the only one which I've been able to work....
I belive a high speed rotary polisher would also have worked...But I dont use one. I only use an orbital, and none of the products I mentiones, all of which I've tried with both the orbital, and by hand, can do the job. And, interestingly enough, the 3m Cleaner Wax for Moderate Oxidation doesnt do the trick with Orbital. It must be done using the method I suggest, with firm slow pressuer by HAND. That's what gets 'em out...Try it, and you'll see what I mean.