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    I used some Nu-Finish Scratch Doctor on a patch of scrapes on my boot. I had a fairly heavy cardboard box sitting on it and I slid it off rather than lifting. The resulting scuff marks survived clay-bar polish, but the Nu-Finish completely removed them in one application.
    If I were you though, I'd be getting your Dad to pay to get it fixed.

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    I've got a peeling front and rear bumper! it started happening for no apparent reason its only the clear coat, but im looking into getting it fixed.
    anyone who knows a good spray painter on the gold coast let me know
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    From what you've described, I just don't see a polish type product fixing it, and I think a mobile repair place (while they are good) won't ever be able to fix it so that you can't notice it.

    I lent my car to someone recently and they backed into a tap. The back bumper had to come off, be patched, sanded, painted and reinstalled. Was only about $600.

    I was terrified it wouldn't quite match and I'd spend the rest of the car's life seeing it every time I looked at the car. I was surprised to find it is absolutely perfect, and I wouldn't hesitate taking it to a proper crash repairer again.

    Can't hurt to get a few quotes. Might only be a few $100 more than a mobile place, and it won't bug you for years to come because it's "not quite right".

    What did your dad say? Did he say he did it, or someone else? He should at least pay half - might bring down to about $300 each.

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    Has anyone had any experience with Yellow Wax?

    And i honestly can't justify spending $600 on this fix, i only paid $9,300 for the car.

    I can always just buy an evo front bar and try and attach it...

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    Meguiars yellow wax? Again, full of silicone. If price is a problem, poorboys waxes get good feedback although never used myself
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    If you're referring to your bingle, a wax won't do anything to remove scratches/scrapes/paint transfer - by their very nature they are nonabrasive.

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    Nah it's more so for general maintenance, I've promised my car i'll wash and wax it every fortnight. It could happen

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    Thats overkill
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    The previous owners of my car used genuine white mitsu touch up paint....looks like some kid used white out on the car. I had it sitting in the glove box, took it to be serviced the **** scratched the bonnet and used touch up paint to attempt to hide it. Couldn't prove it but I raged. Alot. Still am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    Thats overkill
    Sorry i meant the spray wax, mcguiars brand. Sprays on, does it.s thing for a couple of weeks, then washes off

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