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Best Wax/Polish for removing scratches

Hunting season is over and I picked up quite a few brush scratches from the ranch. Nothing too bad it doesn't seem but on black it always sucks. Anyway I was going to break out the buffer and do the wax thing on her tomorrow. What is the best all around wax or polish for removing those scratches? And if I can skip having to go over it 10 times that would be great. It's bad enough to wash these beasts, dry them, put on wax, take off wax and buff it without having to add a bunch more steps to it like some of these compounds.

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I use a product called scratch out. just use that on the scratched area in a circular motion. Its pretty easy.
Then i wax it with Lucas car wax. Go over it again in a week or two with Black Majic spray on pollish.

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Alan,
My wife and I were at the local Wally World the other day getting something she wanted. Now me, I'm a sucker at times for the "As Seen On TV" crap. I decided to try that Simoniz Scratch remover on her Explorer (some schmuck opened their door too far and scratched her door). I must say, it actually worked! If you look for the mark straight, you can't see it. If you look at the door from an angle, you can see the spot where the paint chipped (the line paint line).... Other than that it actually covered/fixed the scratch. I'm going to try it on my truck after the weather decides to be nice.

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The scratches are really light and as it happens they run all the way down the rig because I'm driving through the crap. The wax that I've used has done pretty good over the years but I always seem to find a few in areas that it doesn't get rig of. You can't really see them unless you're looking for 'em but I know they're there and if something can get rig of 'em I'll give it a shot. How well does that Lucas wax work?

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Alan,
My wife and I were at the local Wally World the other day getting something she wanted. Now me, I'm a sucker at times for the "As Seen On TV" crap. I decided to try that Simoniz Scratch remover on her Explorer (some schmuck opened their door too far and scratched her door). I must say, it actually worked! If you look for the mark straight, you can't see it. If you look at the door from an angle, you can see the spot where the paint chipped (the line paint line).... Other than that it actually covered/fixed the scratch. I'm going to try it on my truck after the weather decides to be nice.
Thanks Leon - it didn't haze or anything? I was reading something on Consumer Reports and they said some of the products they tried hazed and made it worse. They didn't mention the one you referred to but they mentioned McGuire's doing it.

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I use scratch x also! Then i would try to pickup some zano!

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I use scratch x also! Then i would try to pickup some zano!
I think Scratch X was the stuff they were saying caused a haze. They said McGuire's (sp?) and so I assumed that was what they meant. You haven't had any trouble with it? I damn sure don't want haze on my black rig.

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Lucas goes on so very easy and comes off just as easy - thats why i use it. That Kit brand wax is carnuba and thats good stuff but you will kill yourself trying to get it off.
Really need a buffer for that.
As far as for scratches, the Scratch out work great and i know exactly what kind of scratches your talking about and it will make them disappear.

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Cool - yeah and I use my buffer to put on and then I take off by hand and then buff over again with it.

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Thanks Leon - it didn't haze or anything? I was reading something on Consumer Reports and they said some of the products they tried hazed and made it worse. They didn't mention the one you referred to but they mentioned McGuire's doing it.
It hasn't hazed yet and that's been through 3 rain storms. I'm going to use it on the black paint at the bottom of my sides. I have some bad chips and scratches there from stones being kicked up. Once I get it on the black surface, I'll let you know how it comes out.

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