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Re: paint damage.,suspected from cardboard packing .

Heyas ,
I used some turtle wax rubbing compound.(red paste)
The 3m good stuff is kinda expensive, n besides they dont stock it round here , just something called farecla.

It took about 10 "rubs" cos I didnt want to overdo it at any point.
The very largest scratch is still barely there but the other 30 or 40 are gone.
I thought the laquer was beginning to loose that rough knobbly look all paint has up close when newish.
Could have been paranoia.I bounded the area with masking tape and did 2 blends afterward where the tape was.
The paint is in good condition so the whole paneldidnt need a rub,I hope
At just the right angle of sunlight you can still see all the gouges in the lacquer , but its acceptable now.
Pictures arent a substitute for in person viewing but heres a few as now.(lighting conditions are different )

Some shiny marks you can see are just polish smears.

The bit of the deepest scratch thats still visible

2 cuts in the lacquer surface you can still see if the light is just right

Paint looks almost silver in direct sun,..I did the rubbing/polishing in the shade

Thx for hlp n suggestions:
.now about instant tazering car alarms?

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