You can use polishing compound just be very gentle & carefully read the instructions. After you use the polishing compound be sure you wash the paint thoroughly. Then apply high quality wax then let it sit if possible overnight. Then wipe it off. If you can see bare metal be sure you touch it up with the proper touch up paint ASAP. Let us know.
You're welcome! Not sure about the insurance. Ask around just be very careful as check with many people you know. As if you claim this to insurance be sure that your rates won't go up for the next few years. As I know a lot of insurance companies are not the most honest. They are sneaky they say that your insurance rates won't increase but as time goes by they will increase it slowly to recuperate from what they paid you for claiming something. Even if its not your fault.
@honda4life and Apdluu : I do not know which kids did that so i can't kill the parents. plus if i kill the parents, my police report won't look good on me
To file a police report,i will have to drive 2 hours away to the camping site..
Otto88man,i drove the car to get estimation at body shop this morning. They said maybe they can try to buff it off,and the estimation is $460 since the scratch start from the driver fender going all the way to rear passenger door.. here is the pics after clean up...
Me and my friend try to buff it out with rubbing compounds,and it works great.. Still can see the scratch if i look at it very closely,but other than that it's great....Thanks for the advise everyone...
I detail cars and I can tell you if you can run your nail along it and it drops into the scratch its never gonna come out it needs painted otherwise if it doesn't you could use the process on it. Probably needs wet sanded if it's as bad as it sounds
Probably the clear coat is scratched off, and no matter what you do now you'll be able to see the marks. And eventually it will fade and be even more noticeable. It needs to be sanded down, touched up, and re-clear coated. If you know a good body guy/gal they could do it for you for a couple hundred bucks probably, and save you an insurance claim.
But I think you should talk to your insurance agent. I don't know who otto deals with, but I've had State Farm for 40 years and they've always treated me very fairly. Just don't be a jerk and make up some sort of "accident", just tell your agent what happened, pay the deductible and move on. On the other hand, I guess if I was in the habit of lying to my insurance company I wouldn't trust them to be honest with me either. It's a two-way kind of thing.
Hi. I just removed some tree saps on the hood. The saps have been there for a long time.
After cleaning, I see grey spots instead of silver body paint. Do you think the saps damaged th clearcoat and paint as well?
Also, the car has stock steel rims for LX model. The rims have a lot of...
We purchased a 2018 CRV-EXL brand new and, for the past two years have wondered how to properly clean the display. It's loaded with fingerprints and smudges and no matter what I try, it pretty much stays that way. It's almost as if it traps oils from our finger touches.
Looking for recommendations, idea's. I know there are a few types of covers that you can buy, but I'm wondering if anyone has had any success with refinishing the posts, and what was used, how it was done, etc.
My headlights are starting to looked a bit aged, kinda misty and faded. The halogen bulbs are also looking yellow and not great. What's the best value for money fix, buy a new headlight assembly? HID/Xenon bulb upgrade?