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How to remove car wash scratches??

Hi all, i have just purchased a van ( i know not a alfa ) for my new buisness, and it is covered in scratches from car washes the bonnet looks like its been washed with wire wool. the paint is very flat. I know lots of you will say mop it but i only have a mains powered polisher ( halfords jobby) will that do the job?? wots the best products for a diy job? Thanks
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Re: How to remove car wash scratches??

The van will definately need a machine polish to remove the swirls/scratches and I doubt that the halfrauds one will do the job. The other alternative is to polish with Autoglym super resin polish which has a lot of fillers to help hide the damage and then wax over the top to seal in the fillers and maintain the finish, but remember this is a cover up and not a permanent soloution.
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Re: How to remove car wash scratches??

If the van has been painted to company colours it may be synthetic paint, which is not as hard as car paint. Try a small area with something like T cut and see what comes off on the cloth.
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Re: How to remove car wash scratches??

try a bit of Autoglym Paint Restorer followed by Autoglym Super Resin Polish on your halfords polisher. Should bring it upto a nice finish.
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cheers everyone, will give it a go tommorow
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Re: How to remove car wash scratches??

....and of course once you have sorted out the scratches, either by machine correction or the AG route, ......don't take the van back to the carwash!!

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The van will definately need a machine polish to remove the swirls/scratches and I doubt that the halfrauds one will do the job. The other alternative is to polish with Autoglym super resin polish which has a lot of fillers to help hide the damage and then wax over the top to seal in the fillers and maintain the finish, but remember this is a cover up and not a permanent soloution.
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A corrective machine polish should remove swirls. AG SRP will only mask them with fillers but they will return over time, but of course unless you have access to a machine and have the time something like the SRP / Scratch-X, Autobalm etc is the cheaper route..
 
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Re: How to remove car wash scratches??

I think you must go for an online help. I have also experienced the same problem and then one of my friends suggested me this website.

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