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Old 06-14-2005, 02:30 PM   #1
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Long Scratch on my 2003 Black Boxster

Hello everyone.
I just found out that someone scrached my passenger door. It's over 30 inch...
I could feel the scratch with my finger tip. However, it's not too deep...
I tried with Scratch X from Meguiar but it did not work.. I read in forum that try to use 3M rubbing compound.. Please let help if you had similar situation.
Thank you very much.

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Old 06-14-2005, 03:12 PM   #2
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Post a detailed close up of it and also let me know if it is only in the clear coat or also through the paint. Can you see the metal or primer?
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If it's in the paint the only way to take it back to the way it was is to repaint the door.
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Old 06-14-2005, 07:18 PM   #4
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Yes, but often it is not. My partner's Escalade was keyed this weekend on the driver's door. He thinks it needs to be painted but I looked at it today and can fix it with wet sanding and buffing in under an hour! It'll buff like new!
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your a watch freak? do you have any breitlings to sell me?
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Old 06-15-2005, 03:44 AM   #6
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No, I collect watches, not scrap metal.
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Old 06-15-2005, 07:26 AM   #7
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boxster2003,

sorry about your misfortune....you seem very calm though...

I would be LIVID!!!
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Old 06-15-2005, 09:22 AM   #8
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good idea with the 3M fine cut and rubbing compound.
I think they sell it at Pepboys or autozone over here on the east coast.
Get some painter's blue tape from Home Despot and tape on either side
of the scratch. clean with dawn maybe even clay it. Get it clean clean clean.
Try the rubbing compound and fine cut.
Best to do this at night under some flood lights or pick up a fluroscent lamp.

if this doesn't work you might have to get some of that 2000 grit sand paper
and try the wet sanding Stryke refered to.
I doubt a scratch that long (sounds like vandalism?) was applied with too much pressure.
Mid America Motorworks sells parking lot door protectors which help avoid accidental scratches.
I always park about a block away from any store or movie theater etc.
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Thank you for your help. The scratch was about 12 inch.. not 30 inch.. I don't think scratch is not too deep.... I used NXT wax and it looked better...
I am going to use 3M products this weekend. If you have any other opinion let me know.
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Mid America Motorworks sells parking lot door protectors which help avoid accidental scratches.
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Yes, we sell this product but it is used primarily to protect against door dings. It's basically a long magnetic rubber strip that you slap on your doors if you are parked in a crowded lot and then remove before you drive. Unfortunately, it wont protect your car from idiots that think it's cool to key cars.
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Old 06-16-2005, 03:03 PM   #11
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Hi. I tried the 3M rubbing compound and it woked very well. The scratch is still there but it's not really noticeable. I bought it from Wal-Mart for around $10. I hightly recommend for anyone with scratch.
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