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    Any way to correct this?

    I tried correcting this scratch with 3d One and a cutting pad. The area is now completely smooth but the scratch is still visible. Is there anything that can fix this besides wet sanding. Is the problem that all the paint was just taken off with the scratch? Is there anything that can fix this besides wet sanding. I should also mention that this is audi paint which is supposed to be hard.



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    Re: Any way to correct this?

    I'm not familiar with 3D One, but you might try a more aggressive compound like Menzerna 400 and then work your way up to a finishing polish to perfect the finish. What type of "cutting pad" did you use?

    Those scratches look pretty deep. If you run your fingernail along the area does it catch on any of the scratches? It might feel smooth to your fingertips.
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    Re: Any way to correct this?

    I had something similar on my wife's Buick after I detailed it and discovered someone had hit her rear bumper in the winter at some point. I ended up wet-sanding with 800-3000 grit, then using Meguires 105 and 205 compound and polish with Lake Country blue and orange foam pads to take it out.

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    Re: Any way to correct this?

    Based on just what I can see, I'm thinking that's way too deep and if you keep trying to fix it you'll go through the clear in surrounding area.
    As asked above, does your fingernail catch on it?
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    Re: Any way to correct this?

    Quote Originally Posted by BSoares View Post
    Based on just what I can see, I'm thinking that's way too deep and if you keep trying to fix it you'll go through the clear in surrounding area.
    As asked above, does your fingernail catch on it?
    Exactly. I can still catch my nail on the deep scratches on my wife's Buick. I knew from other painting experience I didn't have much to work with so I made it look the best I could without burning through the clear. To ultimately fix her bumper it needs a repaint.

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    Re: Any way to correct this?

    Just a random thought. That piece set in the bumper is the headlight washer cover, correct? Can you order that part pre-painted from Audi? While it wouldn't solve the problem of the scratches on the bumper it would at least get rid of the worst damage and may be cheaper than going to a body shop for a re-paint of the bumper.
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    Re: Any way to correct this?

    Thanks for your help!

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    Re: Any way to correct this?

    Not sure what model of car that is, but is there any chance the section you are working on is plastic?
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    Re: Any way to correct this?

    Too deep my good man. That's on the plastic

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    Re: Any way to correct this?

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    Not sure what model of car that is, but is there any chance the section you are working on is plastic?
    Are you thinking it's bare plastic? The second picture shows a glimpse of the bottom of the headlight, so I think we're looking at an area which is painted/clear coated plastic to match the entire car.
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