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    Removing Scratches under door handles

    I have some moderate fingernail scratches in the recess under the door handles.
    Was thinking of using Meguiars Ultimate Compound.
    Do I need to buy the expensive foam finger pockets or can a just a MF cloth?
    Are finger pockets useful for anything else?

    Thanks for any advice.

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    Re: Removing Scratches under door handles

    Quote Originally Posted by PriusPrime View Post
    I have some moderate fingernail scratches in the recess under the door handles.
    Was thinking of using Meguiars Ultimate Compound.
    Do I need to buy the expensive foam finger pockets or can a just a MF cloth?
    Are finger pockets useful for anything else?

    Thanks for any advice.
    I would start with something way less aggressive than a compound.

    Foam or MF, you can burn right through the clear coat in a hot minute using too much pressure by hand (fingers) in one area.
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    Re: Removing Scratches under door handles

    •Use Meguiar’s ScratchX with
    a foam applicator pad. [Note: it
    may take more than one application.]

    *Be sure to always follow up
    with your choice of an LSP.


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    Re: Removing Scratches under door handles

    Once you reach some degree of success removing the scratches, I would consider putting some PPF in the door cups to prevent more scratches. I have it on my door cups and never have to worry.
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    Re: Removing Scratches under door handles

    Quote Originally Posted by FUNX650 View Post
    Use Meguiar’s ScratchX with
    a foam applicator pad. [Note: it
    may take more than one application.]

    *Be sure to always follow up
    with your choice of an LSP.


    Bob

    Beat me to the punch ... Scratch X is good stuff !


    Meguiar's SCRATCH X 2.0 Fine Scratch & Swirl Remover is a rubbing compound that can be applied by hand. Meguiars ScratchX polishes away fine paint

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    Re: Removing Scratches under door handles

    Quote Originally Posted by FUNX650 View Post
    •Use Meguiar’s ScratchX with
    a foam applicator pad. [Note: it
    may take more than one application.]

    *Be sure to always follow up
    with your choice of an LSP.


    Bob
    Can u recommend a foam applicator pad?

    Thanks

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    Re: Removing Scratches under door handles

    I just use a MF and usually a polish will do it
    "Dirt likes detergent so much better than the surface that it's attached to, it'll leave that surface to go hang out with the soap"...aim4squirrels

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    Re: Removing Scratches under door handles

    Quote Originally Posted by PriusPrime View Post
    I have some moderate fingernail scratches in the recess under the door handles.
    Was thinking of using Meguiars Ultimate Compound.
    Do I need to buy the expensive foam finger pockets or can a just a MF cloth?
    Are finger pockets useful for anything else?

    Thanks for any advice.
    You can use a regular yellow foam applicator. You may only need a polish but it is going to depend on how deep those scratches are. You can also use a microfiber towel.

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    Re: Removing Scratches under door handles

    Quote Originally Posted by PriusPrime View Post
    Can u recommend a foam applicator pad?

    Thanks
    Sure can.

    I use the below yellow polyfoam applicator
    pads for many detailing tasks, including the
    removal of scratches under door handles.
    6 Pack Pinnacle Foam Wax Applicators

    For an even better value/buy, I go this route:
    Pinnacle Foam Wax Applicators in BULK


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    Re: Removing Scratches under door handles

    Thanks for the great help!
    I play guitar so my fingernails are a little long.
    Didn't realize they were causing this damage.
    Will have to be more careful when opening the doors.

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