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Re: Deep scratches - DIY or pay up a month wage.
I use 3M products myself, but they are pretty much trade only, and not economic to buy for one repair.
You won't go far wrong with 'T-cut' (just the standard red bottle), but remember to follow-up with a polish (again, just a regular polish will suffice).
This is just to convert the white bits (scraped lacquer) back to a polished clear & shiny surface.
Sorry about the late reply, been working all weekend.
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