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Old 07-25-2008, 09:45 AM   #1
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repairing scratches in new 2008 Safari

We have scratches in our 2008 Safari. They are from White Thorn Acacia trees in Calif. I wonder if there is a way to eliminate them? I did wash and wax her with the recommended WByam wax and they seemed to disappear but as she has gotten dirty again they have become more visible.
Is there a coating or a simple fix (with more waxing)?
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:35 AM   #2
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The clear coat is almost like paint waxing just mask the scratch. You can polish the clear the same way you would paint just know its thin and not forgiving.
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:56 AM   #3
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I just scratched my 2007 25 FB International on rose bushes while visiting a campsite in Marble, Colorado. I got most of the scratches out using Turtle Wax Scratch and Swirl Remover. You should be able to get it at any auto parts store. I also used the Walbernize RV Super Seal Wax available at the Airstream.com Store. I had to give the scratches about 3 coats to totally eliminate them.
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We have scratches in our 2008 Safari....
hi cooney,

these threads will scratch the surface of this issue...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f474...oat-43110.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/504360-post11.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f381...tch-37735.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/473677-post5.html

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I have found Malco Tru-Grit polish to be vey effective in removing scatches in automotive finishes. As a rule of thumb - if you can catch the scratch with your finger nail, you won't be able to completely remove it. This Malco Tru-Grit although intended for use with a buffer works very well with just a little elbow grease. The "secret" abrasive is hard and very small so it polishes to a very high gloss with minimal swirling.
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I just scratched my 2007 25 FB International on rose bushes while visiting a campsite in Marble, Colorado. I got most of the scratches out using Turtle Wax Scratch and Swirl Remover. You should be able to get it at any auto parts store. I also used the Walbernize RV Super Seal Wax available at the Airstream.com Store. I had to give the scratches about 3 coats to totally eliminate them.
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