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      12-30-2012, 09:24 PM   #1
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Light scratches in clear coat

So, a friend-of-an-in-law's six year old son runs up to the car while we are talking about it and without hesitation [or warning] plops a book up on the hood and starts to press the crease out on it.

Happen so fast AND the kid was so clueless no point in getting mad about it... just removed the kid and book. Checked out the impact after they left.

It left some shallow hairline clearcoat scratches on the hood where the book was...[confirmed scratches and not dirt with some quick detailer]. Needless to say it is the end of a long day, and I am just a little saddened by it.


Should I just try a very light wax first? Some of you with more experience in BMW paint than I, please know that I'm open to pointers before I tackle it tomorrow. I'd prefer to avoid whipping out the orbital or needing to do much more than the effected area. [I'd prefer just to manually address the very small area of the hood with the scratches.]
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So, a friend-of-an-in-law's six year old son runs up to the car while we are talking about it and without hesitation [or warning] plops a book up on the hood and starts to press the crease out on it.

Happen so fast AND the kid was so clueless no point in getting mad about it... just removed the kid and book. Checked out the impact after they left.

It left some shallow hairline clearcoat scratches on the hood where the book was...[confirmed scratches and not dirt with some quick detailer]. Needless to say it is the end of a long day, and I am just a little saddened by it.


Should I just try a very light wax first? Some of you with more experience in BMW paint than I, please know that I'm open to pointers before I tackle it tomorrow. I'd prefer to avoid whipping out the orbital or needing to do much more than the effected area. [I'd prefer just to manually address the very small area of the hood with the scratches.]
You could google filler wax - there are several products mostly glazes and carnauba products. The trouble with these is you have to keep re-doing it.

I think the best answer is to just polish the hood panel. No need to do whole car.

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      12-31-2012, 10:33 AM   #3
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Well success. A coat of Zymol wax on the hood and she is unblemished yet again.

You know that you guys really do worry me with the lore of BMW paint?

And Stealth, I did the hood and trunk. :-) I figured those to be the most at risk for book attacks!
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      12-31-2012, 11:07 AM   #4
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Well success. A coat of Zymol wax on the hood and she is unblemished yet again.

You know that you guys really do worry me with the lore of BMW paint?

And Stealth, I did the hood and trunk. :-) I figured those to be the most at risk for book attacks!
Used Zymol Concours for years. Have tried other brands thinking there must be something better, but so far - no.

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have you guys heard of 22PLE?..it's a high silica-content glass coatings that is applied in a thin layer as a liquid, and once cured, it will literally leaves a hardened glass barrier between the paint (or other protected areas) and the harmful elements. So not only does this glass barrier provide a brilliant gloss and shine, it offers a level of protection to your car that canít be equaled by any wax or sealant..something for you to consider...this products adds what I like to refer to as a second layer of clearcoat to your car and it will last about 24 months or more depending on storage and used of vehicle.
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I have good experience with Quixx Fine Automobile Scratch Removal Kit
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