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light scratches

Messages posted to thread:
Plugneck 06-Jan-22
MikeT 06-Jan-22
SB 06-Jan-22
fdp 06-Jan-22
Supernaut 06-Jan-22
Therifleman 06-Jan-22
Greenstyk 06-Jan-22
Pdiddly2 06-Jan-22
Heat 06-Jan-22
Greenstyk 06-Jan-22
Corax_latrans 06-Jan-22
From: Plugneck
Date: 06-Jan-22

I have a bow that I received new a little over a month ago and it already has a few very light scratches on it. Nobody else would probably notice but I do. Will some Johnson's Paste Wax be enough to cover these up? Thanks.

From: MikeT
Date: 06-Jan-22

Sometimes wax does wonders. I use car wax on mine. Other wise your looking at sanding down the clearcoat...turns into a project

From: SB
Date: 06-Jan-22

Light rubbing compound...wax dosn't take out scratches,though you may need it after the rubbing compound.

From: fdp
Date: 06-Jan-22

Very possibly.

From: Supernaut
Date: 06-Jan-22

Maguires swirl remover works excellently at removing light scratches.

From: Therifleman
Date: 06-Jan-22

Supernaut X2!

From: Greenstyk
Date: 06-Jan-22

I took some scratches out that were in the finish with 0000 steel wool then followed with two light coats of satin wipe on poly. Can’t tell they were ever there.

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 06-Jan-22

Patina…leave it and love it.

From: Heat
Date: 06-Jan-22

I use Turtle Rubbing Compound followed Wax to remove light scratches and scuffs. If you like a shiny finish follow the compound with a polish before the wax.

From: Greenstyk
Date: 06-Jan-22

The steel wool is probably overkill for the scratches you describe. Mine were caused by a rock and were definitely noticeable. Took a little while to get them out.

From: Corax_latrans
Date: 06-Jan-22

Somebody here turned me onto the headlight lens cleaning/polishing kits and the results on my Thunderbird were just about miraculous. That was just a surface haze from age and maybe DEET or something?

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