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I can't say I've heard of it (but then, I only use the 3M trade products anyway)...

There's really 2 methods, depending on how deep the scratches are;

  1. if the lacquer layer is the only part which has been damaged, if you obtain some clear lacquer & thinners from a paint supply shop, mix it to 25/75 lacquer/thinners, and apply along the scratch with an open-ended paper clip. This will restore the paint which is present (you may need to go over it twice).
  2. any areas which cannot be repaired via the lacquer method, will need paint applied to those areas still showing - again, thin the paint down a bit, and apply where necessary using the same method as above.
Leave the bodywork alone for at least 4 days, then give a good polish up, using a non-abrasive wax & soft cloth - if you have taken your time, you will be happy with your results.

Needless to say - do this either under cover, or on a dry day.

Best of luck.


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