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restoring hazed paintwork

Thought i would share my efforts from the other day.

the whole reason i started was to try and remove the hazed paint around the drivers door lock. it looks like the last owner was unlocking with the key(??), and had loads of loose keys on his key ring which have scratched it. unfortunately i wasn't able to restore it back to its former glory. you cant see it too well in the first 3 pics. the 4th pick is from a while back where the haze is slightly more obvious, tho still not that clear.. any ideas how i could restore it?

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http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/6741/dsc00304gli.jpg

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Edit: forgot to say what i actualy did!! the pics were taken after clay baring, and meguiars 3 stage treatment (paint cleaner, polish and wax)
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after trawling through my old pics, this one perhaps shows the haze around the lock best

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Can't see anything from those pics but if it was anything like mine, only way is to machine polish them out. Mask off the handle first.
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Very difficult to see from the pics.

Typical key ring marks around a door handle are normally quite easy to get out as they are not usually deep scratches. You need something a little more aggressive like Meguiars Scratch X followed up by the Step 2 and 3.

If your finger nail does not "catch" in the scratch then you should be able to get it out by hand. Of course machine polishing is the ultimate solution.
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If it is surface damage and not through the clear then try
1)Meguiar's Scratch X

2)Meguiar's Swirl X. (if you can get it )

3)Meguiars Scratch X 2.0 (If you can get it )

Old Scratch X is the least 'abrasive' followed by Swirl X and then Scratch X 2.0
They are safe on Clear-coat.
In reality you may need Scratch X 2.0

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ScratchX vs. New ScratchX 2.0 (hand application)



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thanks for the advice, i'll see if i can get hold of some scratch x , and i'll get an proper pic of the damage later. aside from a few bonnet chips its the only imperfection on the car.
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thanks for the advice, i'll see if i can get hold of some scratch x , and i'll get an proper pic of the damage later. aside from a few bonnet chips its the only imperfection on the car.
If you are going to use it read the 'how-too' on the links above.
Typically put on with a Meguiar's foam pad . wok until nearly dry (but not dry ) and remove with a microfibre cloth etc.
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