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hey guys, I have a scuff down my drivers side door that I'd like to remove. I cannot really describe it as a scratch since it appears to be resiudal material on top of the paint, not a surface scratch that I can feel. I tried simply rubbing with a chamois with no luck. I am thinking I will need to try a wax, rubbing compound or polishing compound. I am DEATHLY afraid to bring something abraisive to the paint. Any suggestions?
 

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I removed some 'post' paint from my wife's Maxima with some polish called Nu Finish. Worked great and I took off a lot of ugly stuff. Wouldn't use anything with a grit in it though.
 

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Craig_SRV said:
hey guys, I have a scuff down my drivers side door that I'd like to remove. I cannot really describe it as a scratch since it appears to be resiudal material on top of the paint, not a surface scratch that I can feel. I tried simply rubbing with a chamois with no luck. I am thinking I will need to try a wax, rubbing compound or polishing compound. I am DEATHLY afraid to bring something abraisive to the paint. Any suggestions?
hey craig, i had this same type of scuff on my tailgaye upon delivery that could not be polished out so now the dealer is going to repaint the tailgate. my scuff was therre when i bought it and i raised hell till they fixed it.
 

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Use a Mild Polish

Don't use wax initially.....you don't want to seal over the scuff, you want to remove it. You will want to use a mild polish to first remove the scuff and then come back and wax/seal the section you just polished. Nu-Finish is a polish with a sealant and it appears that some folks here have use it with some success. I prefer to use Meguire's Deep Crystal Polish, which has extremely mild abrasive qualities, to cut through the scuff or rub out scratches and then come back with the sealant/wax after the blemish is gone. The Deep Crystal is mild enough that you can remove things without fear of breaking through the clear coat. Also, use a clean, soft, terry cloth towel to rub any of these compounds on you paint.

It sounds like an easy fix that you can do yourself and be extremely happy with the results.
 
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