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meguiars ultimate compound or scratchx2.0?

Postby hollylib » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:33 pm

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I'm planning on giving my car a massive detail tomorrow. The previous owner left me some lovely little swirl marks on the bonnet and boot. I bought both meguiars scratchx 2.0 and meguiars ultimate compound. after doing a bit of research it seems the compound is the better product to use until i came across a horror story where someone ruined their clear coat. it was probably because they didnt use it right but now I'm worried I'm going to do the same. Has anyone used either one of these products before?
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Re: meguiars ultimate compound or scratchx2.0?

Postby Gen5is » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:07 pm

I used the first version of scratchx (plastx?) on my door after some asshole left a paint scuff. Applied blobs of it multiple times and rubbed it with a microfiber towel. Got the scuff off, didn't even mess up the clear coat. Though it was a 2010 model, so the paint and all was fairly new, wouldn't know how it would go with an older car, but I reckon it should be fine.
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Re: meguiars ultimate compound or scratchx2.0?

Postby nytrojen » Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:58 pm

I've used Scratch X 2.0 on a 2000 Golf and a 2011 Cerato. Got rid of the majority of the scratches for very little outlay/effort. Worth a shot really.

His clearcoat would have to have already been in really bad condition OR he REALLY went to down to do damage. Just use the product sensibly. I've used it on my MY10 for a couple of light scratches too. Doesn't get rid of them 100%, but minimizes them at least (depending on how bad they are)
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Re: meguiars ultimate compound or scratchx2.0?

Postby chris12 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:42 pm

I'd start with Scratch X 2.0 (don't feel like you could stuff it up with this) and then try Ultimate Compound if it doesn't do the trick.
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meguiars ultimate compound or scratchx2.0?

Postby hollylib » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:22 am

I used the ultimate compound and it did nothing :( can anyone recommend anything else that might work for me? Or might have to get it professionally detailed maybe?
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Re: meguiars ultimate compound or scratchx2.0?

Postby psy » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:28 am

Pics?

A Random Orbital (Das-6 or similar) with the appropriate pads/compound is probably going to be your best bet.
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meguiars ultimate compound or scratchx2.0?

Postby hollylib » Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:22 am

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Postby hollylib » Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:15 pm

It's sort of hard to see it took the pic with my iPhone but it's worse in person :(
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Re: meguiars ultimate compound or scratchx2.0?

Postby CAAD7 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:39 pm

Holly,
Have a good read of the detailing Q&A. If your scratches are bad, you need a polisher. If its not too bad, then a hand polish will work, BUT, you HAVE to get the right polishing implement. There are a few hand polish pads around, check out waxit and carcareproducts, or give them a call. A simple microfibre won't cut in like I assume you want to. Hamish, the detailing guru, suggested Scholl Concepts to me as an affordable product, I used the S3Gold (but mine wasn't too bad to start with).
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Re: meguiars ultimate compound or scratchx2.0?

Postby On2youliberty » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:35 pm

scratch x will work, its not an easy product. work the product till there is no more and wipe off. longer the better
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