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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-03-2016, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by ptram View Post
Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new TH. Sorry to hear about the paint defects as I know how it bugs me to death when I see them. I hope you enjoy that new TH anyhow and try to ignore the paint defects--(yeah--like don't think of a pink elephant for 10 minutes--that shows you how old I am--thing we kids said in the "olden" days)
Thanks a lot. I was able to hide most of them. Most people would never notice them. So far I love it. I got a great deal on it
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Sadly, this is a PSA for buying any new vehicle

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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-04-2016, 07:55 AM
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Thanks a lot. I was able to hide most of them. Most people would never notice them. So far I love it. I got a great deal on it
Did you try and talk to the dealer about it considering the miles on it when purchased. Body shops are experts at dealing with these things.
As was mentioned I am sure it got a work out.
That is always the problem when inspecting a vehicle in low light conditions.
I'd be very careful using any power buffer/polisher and/or any kind of abrasive even if mild on this vehicle. You do not want to wear down/damage the clear coat.
The problem is micro scratches, not even visible, will damage the clear coat by holding dirt and grime. Those alone will damage the clear coat over time.

I do not use clay even though its a acceptable compound to use. What I do is use is several coats of Turtle Wax Ice or Maguires liquid wax yearly by hand to protect the clear coat and make clean up much easier.
We are always sensitive about a that new car as we have invested big bucks in it. I am 3 years into mine and it still looks like it came off the assembly line. But all it takes is one jerk in the parking lot to open their door into yours or scratch your bumper and it ruins everything. For most of us it is a fact of life no matter how careful we are. Its not if but when. But hopefully it will be never.
Good Luck and the way you care I am sure your Cherokee will look showroom new years from now. Those scratches will be a thing of the past. I'd would not be surprised if it was only the clear coat that got scratched and that several coats of a good polymer wax will eliminate it.

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