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Old 10-01-2017, 09:02 PM
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Anybody owning a car should have T Cut ...do you not?
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Old 10-01-2017, 10:56 PM
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I did put some t-cut on a sponge and give it a gentle wipe but it was pitch black, couldn't see too well and I wasn't sure if I was going to do more damage than good, so I didn't really pursue it. I think I'll give it another go.

Whats the best cloth type to use?
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Old 10-01-2017, 11:11 PM
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I did put some t-cut on a sponge and give it a gentle wipe but it was pitch black, couldn't see too well and I wasn't sure if I was going to do more damage than good, so I didn't really pursue it. I think I'll give it another go.

Whats the best cloth type to use?
Give it a rub with some thing mildly abrasive (paste, not pads) ...T Cut (or better Farecla), metal polish etc.

Cloth.
Well, 'detailer' threads will no doubt have you snipping bits off the Turin Shroud, but just something without gritty, bad stuff in it.
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Old 11-01-2017, 01:06 AM
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I wouldn't personally worry about T-cut damaging it. I would have buffed the crap out of it by now to see if it made it better.

It's unlikely to cause any harm, but hey, if it doesn't work you're going to have to get it fixed anyway
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Old 11-01-2017, 05:35 PM
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It'll buff out!
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Old 11-01-2017, 08:11 PM
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I'd try a flat razor blade and see if you can get under it. Use a very very shallow angle and push against the scratch to see if it has an edge. If it has you can work it off. The blade may leave a very light mark on the lacquer but that will polish out.

If it doesn't have an edged it's a scratch rather than a residue left on the paint.
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Old 11-01-2017, 10:16 PM
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Had another look today and it **might** just be the paint from the other object, as opposed to my bodywork being chipped. When I run my fingers over it, it does feel to be "raised" rather than "sunken".

However, if it is my bodywork chipped wouldn't T-Cut remove yet more of my paintwork/whatever is left? I'm just worried about going gun-ho with the T-Cut if there isn't anything to remove. Could I not do further damage?

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Old 11-01-2017, 10:30 PM
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I'd try a flat razor blade and see if you can get under it. Use a very very shallow angle and push against the scratch to see if it has an edge. If it has you can work it off. The blade may leave a very light mark on the lacquer but that will polish out.

If it doesn't have an edged it's a scratch rather than a residue left on the paint.
DO NOT GO NEAR IT WITH ANYTHING HARDER THAN A PIECE OF CLOTH. IT'S JUST a rub mark from something that rubbed against it and it will polish off.
If you cant get it off, go along to a bodyshop or garage and they will buff it off for you.
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Old 11-01-2017, 10:45 PM
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From the photo (notoriously unreliable...), a few mins with T Cut on cloth will sort it, there's no risk of damaging 2K lacquer.
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Old 11-01-2017, 11:47 PM
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For goodness sake get on with it or let someone do it for you. This is a 10 second job...and you've been talking about it for 2 days!!!!!
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