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best method to remove light surface scratch on my ctr? & how easy to remove? gutted

T-cut?

& also, is the milano red metalic paint?
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No Milano isn't metallic and don't go near it with T cut.

Get some AutoGylm Super Resin Polish, it has a very fine abrasive in it, and if it is only a light surface scratch it will sort it.

I also hear Meguiars Scratch X is very good although I haven't used it.
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I didn't think it was metallic!! phew

AutoGlym? i'll try some.

Appreciate the help, as always
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No Milano isn't metallic and don't go near it with T cut.

Get some AutoGylm Super Resin Polish, it has a very fine abrasive in it, and if it is only a light surface scratch it will sort it.

I also hear Meguiars Scratch X is very good although I haven't used it.
Yep, I can vouch for the Meguiars - used it to good effect lessening(wouldn't remove it totally) a deep scratch left by the missus' handbag buckle on the passenger door.
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I have used the Zymol repair wax to remove some light scratches caused by a cat. It didn't remove the deepest scratch but it did lessen it and the shallower ones came out completely.
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i'm just really scared i'm gonna make a really bad job of it and make it worse! taking the car in to dealer on thurs to get alarm sorted so gonna ask them to take a look at the minor scratches
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stealers want 400+ to re-spray the bonnett!!! gonna get halfords to take a look - i'm not confident of doing it myself!! & i'm not throwing any money to the stealers anymore. they refuse to help me with the gears
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stealers want 400+ to re-spray the bonnett!!! gonna get halfords to take a look - i'm not confident of doing it myself!! & i'm not throwing any money to the stealers anymore. they refuse to help me with the gears
I'd take it to an independant bodyshop and ask them to have a look, they will know what to do.
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i was gona call in chipsaway
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Chipsaway are in a bit of trouble, I believe.
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Chipsaway are in a bit of trouble, I believe.
who should I be using, then?

halfords offer a scratch repar service, too. are they any good?
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who should I be using, then?

halfords offer a scratch repar service, too. are they any good?
Are they ? where did you hear this ?
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Are they ? where did you hear this ?

check their website - I also picked up a flier the other day

might use them -
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Hi, I had a few light scratches caused by my daughters school bag so i used T cut colour fast polish by car plan from halfords, It did an excellent job with very little rubbing.
But reading this thread caused a bit of panic ......could i have caused any damage to the car with this process...it really was a two minute job and the scratches are gone!
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Hi, I had a few light scratches caused by my daughters school bag so i used T cut colour fast polish by car plan from halfords, It did an excellent job with very little rubbing.
But reading this thread caused a bit of panic ......could i have caused any damage to the car with this process...it really was a two minute job and the scratches are gone!
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No you'll be fine Neil. I think I'm correct in saying, T cut Colour Fast Polish contains pigment that fills the scratch to mask it's appearance, and doesn't contain too much abrasive unlike normal T cut.
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No you'll be fine Neil. I think I'm correct in saying, T cut Colour Fast Polish contains pigment that fills the scratch to mask it's appearance, and doesn't contain too much abrasive unlike normal T cut.

so you just apply some on a cloth and then on to the damaged surface?
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so you just apply some on a cloth and then on to the damaged surface?
Yes, but it only really works on very fine scratches.
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Yes, but it only really works on very fine scratches.
I have two such fine scratches - possibily three !!

Is it possible to mess it up?
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No, it's quite easy to apply, you have to buy the correct colour polish for your car. Turtle Wax make a similar polish called Colour Magic, but with theirs you get a 'Chipstick' for colouring in stone chips.

Success will really depend on how fine the scratches are, I've used it in the past with mixed results.
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No, it's quite easy to apply, you have to buy the correct colour polish for your car. Turtle Wax make a similar polish called Colour Magic, but with theirs you get a 'Chipstick' for colouring in stone chips.

Success will really depend on how fine the scratches are, I've used it in the past with mixed results.

might just leave it for now -
i guess the imperfections makes the car unique to me
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