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    Dog Scratches on a new Sienna

    Hi Guys, new poster, old detailer from the early 2000's but been out of the game for the last 16 years. My wifes poodle got a tennis ball stuck under our new Toyota Sienna and decided to dig his way through my front fascia to get it. I have alot of scratches in the clear coat, only a couple of nail drags appear to be through the paint. Any recommondations for how to attack this repair? I still have my trusty Dewalt High speed buffer with the 8 inch wheels but I think I need something smaller for these curves. Additioanlly I'm not up to speed on current product lines for compounds and polish. I used to use Car-Brite and Seal-B but need some advise on that. Also the car is coated in Megiars ceramic, does that need to get removed before polishing?

    The shot below is the worst on the facia but he also scratched the passenger side sliding door 2x and one other smaller spot but much less damage on those.
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    Re: Dog Scratches on a new Sienna

    Hey there!

    That doggie might have to skip a treat or two... Dog Scratches on a new Sienna

    As for the scratches, I would try some 3000 grit sanding paper (usually comes in a sponge-like cloth) and some rubbing compound after that. (If 3000 takes too long to level the paint, maybe 2500 or even 2000.) After the compounding, then a polish that'll refine the surface. Then you can re-apply the/a ceramic, which definitely gets removed in the process.

    I love Menzerna polishing compounds. I would use 400 for the cutting (compounding) and 3500 for the finishing, with appropriate pads.

    As for the smaller areas, there's adapters for your DeWalt buffer, for smaller disks.

    Easy does it, my friend - take your time!

    Sent from my SM-G988U1 using Tapatalk

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