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« on: April 01, 2010, 02:18:38 PM »

I came home yesterday to find a pair of cat scratches down the trunk lid of my Duster. They looked pretty bad but the car was dirty so I washed it hoping it would help minimize the visuals. It did but they are still there and noticeable from about 4-5 feet away. Any idea how to get rid of the scratches as much as I can?
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2010, 02:29:49 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2010, 02:33:56 PM »

I plan on getting one of those clay-bar kits before the summer and doing the whole car with it, will that help the scratches?
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2010, 02:41:15 PM »

I have them in both of my new cars....except the Coronet which stays covered.

I usually start with the mildest cleaner wax I can use, actually, the quick detailer/spray wax takes them off easily in most cases if they're minor....

Unless they're very deep, it really shouldn't take much effort - if that's the case, keep the cats out of the garage!! I keep telling the wife - but she doesn't listen  flame!

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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2010, 02:54:45 PM »

Best way to remove cat scratches is to remove the cats!
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2010, 04:08:31 PM »

Best way to remove cat scratches is to remove the cats!

Couldn't have said it better myself! 2thumbs   As you can see I am not a huge cat fan.
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2010, 06:37:35 PM »

Best way to remove cat scratches is to remove the cats!

Couldn't have said it better myself! 2thumbs   As you can see I am not a huge cat fan.

Here's one for you then "neighbours cats make good hats!" or "lost ya cat? Check under my wheels".

Sorry to all the cat lovers but they are my least favourite animals!
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2010, 06:39:05 PM »

 did anyone yet suggest "it'll buff out"?..   shruggy
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2010, 08:04:51 PM »

Can you say....."Ass-whoopin' "?


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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2010, 08:22:42 PM »

Claybar will not remove scratches....only dirt and crap attached to the painted surface....

I tried the claybar stuff a while back....didn't work all that well

(try tying dog to bumper to be rid of cats)
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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2010, 12:34:07 AM »

Best way to remove cat scratches is to remove the cats!

This is my cat saying " YouŽll be next on my dinner plate"    Wink


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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2010, 12:57:23 AM »

did anyone yet suggest "it'll buff out"?..   shruggy

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Do you really think we would say "it'll buff out" for something that WILL actually buff out??


Of course not...were mopar guys....were a special breed.

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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2010, 02:27:15 AM »

My cat sits on the hood of my car when he is outside, but it's not much I can do about that....
Mud marks everywhere!
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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2010, 06:11:59 PM »

Actually..."Mr. Whiskers", the cat in the photo is de-clawed....so he doesn't really get his ass-whoopin'....lol
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« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2010, 06:49:44 PM »

Clay will remove contaminants atop the paint surface.  To remove the cat scratches, you need to buff the surrounding paint down to the level of the cat scratches to restore a smooth surface.  However, it's very easy to remove too much and the resulting mess would be worse than the scratches. 

Buff slowly, Grasshopper.   Then shoot the cat.
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« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2010, 07:27:42 PM »

Clay will remove contaminants atop the paint surface.  To remove the cat scratches, you need to buff the surrounding paint down to the level of the cat scratches to restore a smooth surface.  However, it's very easy to remove too much and the resulting mess would be worse than the scratches. 

Buff slowly, Grasshopper.   Then shoot the cat.

Well it happened to be my cat so I pass on getting rid of her Wink
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« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2010, 08:03:26 PM »

Best way to remove cat scratches is to remove the cats!

Couldn't have said it better myself! 2thumbs   As you can see I am not a huge cat fan.

Here's one for you then "neighbours cats make good hats!" or "lost ya cat? Check under my wheels".

Sorry to all the cat lovers but they are my least favourite animals!


Hey! I love cats........  they taste a lot like chicken.
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« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2010, 10:17:39 AM »

Hey, make sure when you work around those cat scratches you wear gloves and a respirator...If not you could catch a fever!  musik010
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« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2010, 05:53:09 AM »

Hey, make sure when you work around those cat scratches you wear gloves and a respirator...If not you could catch a fever!  musik010
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