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Old 09-04-2008, 03:43 PM   #1
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Question Doh! Pine sap leads to light scratching!

Attempted to remove some pine sap on the exterior with some cleaner and a light abrasive sponge; pine sap came off, but then I noticed after it dried that the surface now has some light circular scratches in it now. This is an '07 25 Safari.

Any ideas how to clear this up?

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Old 09-04-2008, 03:56 PM   #2
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:18 PM   #3
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margarine works great for getting sap of things, even your hands. and won't scratch....

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Old 09-04-2008, 09:46 PM   #5
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Hello. My advice is to leave the scratches put. Or try a wax that will fill them in. You can always try a 3 m products called imperial hand glaze or Finnesse it 2. Keep in mind no matter what you use. You arent getting rid of scratches you are taking down the clearcoat/paint around it. Till all meterial is at the same level, then scratches are gone. You might try to touch the clear coat up also. Consult airstream about this. I am not a fan of thining the protectant. Good luck with this issue.
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Never and I mean never use even a light abrasive anything on a finish that you don't what scratches on.

I use very warm water (not hot), a smooth washcloth or sponge (non-abrasive) with Armor All Car Wash it comes right off without much effort and leaves no scratches to the finish.

About the only thing I could suggest is Walbernize super seal. It can take light scratching off the coating. I have seen it remove/fill some very light surface marks. Other than that, if Walbernize super seal won't help reduce the visible scratches, they'll be there as a permanent reminder never to use an abrasive anything on your exterior finishes.

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