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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-11-2016, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Help - Someone lightly scratched the paint on my new 2016 TrailHawk. How to Fix

I posted in in the exterior section of the forum only to realize that this section of the forum is the more appropriate place, so I apologize in advance for the double post.

I noticed after parking my car yesterday at lowes, coming back to the car before I opened the driver side door the sun was shinning on left side of my car and low and behold I could see a brand new scratch on my new 2 month old
Granite Metallic Trailhawk Cherokee

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How bad is the situation and can this easy be fixed with a quick application of some type of scratch remover. Please any help, advice or suggestions are greatly appreciated. seems like the later right half of the scratch is more like a scuff on the clear coat.

I was just about to hand wash my car and get ready to apply a wax job to protect the paint.

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Unless it's a deep gouge, any decent detail shop should be able to buff out a minor scratch or scuff.

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Unless it's a deep gouge, any decent detail shop should be able to buff out a minor scratch or scuff.

So I am better off paying a detail shop(and how much pallbark figure would that cost me) or is there any quick fix methods that can be done by myself?
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Go and get some scratch removing wax or clay bar from any automotive store and it should be able to remove those. The pics are pretty bad and it's hard to tell from them but it looks like minor damage from what I can see.

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I posted in in the exterior section of the forum only to realize that this section of the forum is the more appropriate place, so I apologize in advance for the double post.

I noticed after parking my car yesterday at lowes, coming back to the car before I opened the driver side door the sun was shinning on left side of my car and low and behold I could see a brand new scratch on my new 2 month old
Granite Metallic Trailhawk Cherokee

Here is the pic of the scratch

How bad is the situation and can this easy be fixed with a quick application of some type of scratch remover. Please any help, advice or suggestions are greatly appreciated. seems like the later right half of the scratch is more like a scuff on the clear coat.

I was just about to hand wash my car and get ready to apply a wax job to protect the paint.
I carry a length of heavy chain and whack their side view mirrors off as I drive by. Petty I know, but oh so satisfying.
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Found another ding in my door today, someone opened their door hard enough to leave a dent. rather than the usual chip.

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They will want to paint the entire area. When I had my rear door fixed it was $700.00
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So I am better off paying a detail shop(and how much pallbark figure would that cost me) or is there any quick fix methods that can be done by myself?

Depends on the size and amount of work involved....could be around $100 if really involved.
You can try doing it yourself, but in my experience a good detail/paint guy is worth the investment....if you are unfamiliar with the process of removing scratches you can do more damage than you resolve.


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Go and get some scratch removing wax or clay bar from any automotive store and it should be able to remove those. The pics are pretty bad and it's hard to tell from them but it looks like minor damage from what I can see.
I updated it in my original post with a better pic

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Most new/used car dealers of good repute have the phone numbers
of reliable paintless dent removal and paint repair people they use themselves.
Go back to your dealer and ask for a reference to the people they are using.
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