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Old 11-13-2005
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Default I Used the California Gold Scratch Remover on my car yesterday.

I went and got some a bit ago for another car and it seemed to work well. I was using it as I would a rubbing compound, dabbing a bit on and rubbing lightly against the scratch. Like I mentioned it worked good.

Fast forward to sometime last week and someone opened their door against the Mach.
(Side note: I park so far away from the main door of malls and such, and it seems that when I come out I have a car beside me. )

I thought I would try this product on the Mach and it worked awesome. I used it again as a rubbing compond and went in all directions of the scuff. I applied it lightly 3 times and by the 3rd time I could not see the scuff mark at all. Someone called me to ask what I was doing and after I finished talking I thought I would go over once more. Guess what? I could not find it and it took me a minute to find where the scuff was. Gottta like that!

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Cool Re: I Used the California Gold Scratch Remover on my car yesterday.

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Even when others park too close.
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Default Re: I Used the California Gold Scratch Remover on my car yesterday.

Yeah, the Mothers Scratch Remover is very effective and safe...especially on dark colours. It takes a few more applications but it leaves no marring.

I also use Megs ScratchX for very bad scratches. I find ScratchX effective but very aggressive. No matter how much I work it in, it still leaves micro-scratches on dark colours. I always have to follow with Mothers Scratch Remover to remove the ScratchX scratches!
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Old 11-14-2005
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Default Re: I Used the California Gold Scratch Remover on my car yesterday.

Okay i used some on my honda civic black and i could still see them they are very vaery fine scratches u get on the hood from getting to close to a big dirty truck am i not using the stuff prperly i falowed the directions and used a microfiber towel HELP please my customers count on me PLEASE HELP ASAP
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Default Re: I Used the California Gold Scratch Remover on my car yesterday.

Following a truck usually results in rock chips, not scratches. Do you mean you have rock chips on the front of your car?

Unfortunately, a scratch removal product will do nothing for rock chips - they require touch up paint and a paint leveler.
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Default Re: I Used the California Gold Scratch Remover on my car yesterday.

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Following a truck usually results in rock chips, not scratches. Do you mean you have rock chips on the front of your car?

Unfortunately, a scratch removal product will do nothing for rock chips - they require touch up paint and a paint leveler.
No they are just very light scratches not chips
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Default Re: I Used the California Gold Scratch Remover on my car yesterday.

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Okay i used some on my honda civic black and i could still see them they are very vaery fine scratches u get on the hood from getting to close to a big dirty truck am i not using the stuff prperly i falowed the directions and used a microfiber towel HELP please my customers count on me PLEASE HELP ASAP
It's important to note if you have a surface scratch or if it goes through the paint (like a chip would).

If you can feel it with your fingernail or you can see primer or metal, scratch remover won't do you much good. For these deep scratches to the primer or metal, you should use touch-up paint.

Scratch remover can, however, reduce the appearance of surface scratches.

Remember to work gently in different directions to smooth-out the rough edges of a scratch.

Follow with a your normal polish and wax regimen, or with a cleaner wax.

For some hints on using our Scratch Remover, visit www.detailguide.com and look under the Prep, Seal & Wax section.
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Default Re: I Used the California Gold Scratch Remover on my car yesterday.

Thanks A Lot Forrest
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Yeah, the Mothers Scratch Remover is very effective and safe...especially on dark colours. It takes a few more applications but it leaves no marring.

I also use Megs ScratchX for very bad scratches. I find ScratchX effective but very aggressive. No matter how much I work it in, it still leaves micro-scratches on dark colours. I always have to follow with Mothers Scratch Remover to remove the ScratchX scratches!
Hopefully I will never need your advice (deep scratches) but thanks for advice.
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Default Re: I Used the California Gold Scratch Remover on my car yesterday.

i haven't had the opportunity to try california scratch remover, sounds great.I've used meguiars, frecla g10 and a few others. Does it work on lighter or darker vehicles?
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Default Re: I Used the California Gold Scratch Remover on my car yesterday.

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i haven't had the opportunity to try california scratch remover, sounds great.I've used meguiars, frecla g10 and a few others. Does it work on lighter or darker vehicles?
Mothers® California Gold® Scratch Remover is formulated for use with all colors and all types of paint.

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No they are just very light scratches not chips
WHat sort of applicator are you using and how are you applying it?
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Default Re: I Used the California Gold Scratch Remover on my car yesterday.

I'm using a MF applicator to apply it.
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MF is fine. If they're not too deep you simply need more 'elbow grease'.

Keep applying it multiple times, approaching it from various angles.
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Thanks alot-- I'ill try that.
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Default Re: I Used the California Gold Scratch Remover on my car yesterday.

Oh, also rub across the scratch from various angles, not in the same direction as the scratch.
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Default Re: I Used the California Gold Scratch Remover on my car yesterday.

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MF is fine. If they're not too deep you simply need more 'elbow grease'.

Keep applying it multiple times, approaching it from various angles.
i haven't had the opportunity to read your response until just now, but i'll try next time . thanks for getting back so soon, i've been having some trouble logging onto this site, but hopefully problems are fixed now.
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Default Re: I Used the California Gold Scratch Remover on my car yesterday.

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Following a truck usually results in rock chips, not scratches. Do you mean you have rock chips on the front of your car?

Unfortunately, a scratch removal product will do nothing for rock chips - they require touch up paint and a paint leveler.
What is a leveler? and where would I be able to find one?
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Default Re: I Used the California Gold Scratch Remover on my car yesterday.

Carl - a leveler is a product like our recently discontinued California Gold Paint Chip Repair Kit, or the kit from Langka .

These kits remove the bump/blob left when applying touch up paint.
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Old 11-18-2005
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Default Re: I Used the California Gold Scratch Remover on my car yesterday.

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Carl - a leveler is a product like our recently discontinued California Gold Paint Chip Repair Kit, or the kit from Langka .

These kits remove the bump/blob left when applying touch up paint.
Was there any specific reason that the Mothers kit was discontinued? Did it work well?

I believe i can still get it if I wanted to.

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