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Scratches!

Is it me or does the original Discovery II paint scratch easier than others?

I need some recommendations on polish/wax/compound whatever that will help minimize the look of some scratches on the hood, beside the door handle and whatnot. What works good? The scratches I'm getting are below the clear coat or 1st layer. In other words if I run my finger over them there is a slight dip. I will take some pictures and post them up over the weekend. BTW, I've tried Newfinish scratch remover and it didn't make a dent....
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first off, make sure you're rover is waxed (and waxed well) often. that is your first layer of protection of your clear. most scratches that only effect the clear coat can be buffed out with a proper detailing job.
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Use mud to cover up the scratches


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Use mud to cover up the scratches
What was I thinking? The mud hold most of my plastic trim in place.
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Go have the truck buffed. A good buff job, not a shitty one.

Then apply this: Auto Detailing Resin Paint Sealant/Protectant JetSeal 109

Follow up with this: ZYMOL ROYALE GLAZE 44 oz
That's what I was looking for. I was aware that zymol was a great produect years ago, I wasn't sure about them now.
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That's what I was looking for. I was aware that zymol was a great produect years ago, I wasn't sure about them now.
you were looking for 8500$ wax try 3m rubbing compound its around1500grit and 3m polishing compound. 64$ for both just remember the shine comes from the polishing. wax just protects the finish.


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just had mine fully dtailed, and it was full of scratches, then compounded it for over 7 hours, then waxed it, it was pricey, but cheaper than a paint job, and yes i have a discovery II
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my dad bought a $400 zymol wax back in 2005 (we still have plenty left), i was very puzzled as to why he would spend that for wax, but my god did it bring back the paint. absolutely fabulous stuff.
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I just looked at that wax Zymol as you posted wow, that wax is surely top notch
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I just rattle can painted mine over all the scratches. The bottom is nice and shiny from all the fluid leaks...

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Go buy a fucking jeep you cheapfuck.
i already have one.
if you were driving a maybach by all means. but why spend more for wax than your truck is worth. hell fuck it spend 4,500$ on a new paint job and good clearcoat and take the other 4,000$ and take a hell of a vacation.


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i already have one.
if you were driving a maybach by all means. but why spend more for wax than your truck is worth. hell fuck it spend 4,500$ on a new paint job and good clearcoat and take the other 4,000$ and take a hell of a vacation.
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you can use polishing to remove scratches . The polish gives shine but wax only protect your finishing of pain. So at this situation polishing is the best option.








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