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Old 05-11-2016, 03:47 PM
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Toothpaste to buff out scuff?

While unloading my kayak, I misjudged and bumped it into the side of my Fit, creating a scuff mark on the side of the car.

I've read that toothpaste will remove the scuff mark. Anyone ever try that?

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Old 05-11-2016, 04:00 PM
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It might work, but why use it when there are plenty of products made for that use?
 
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Old 05-11-2016, 04:11 PM
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I have toothpaste on hand.
 
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Old 05-11-2016, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by KayakPaddler View Post
While unloading my kayak, I misjudged and bumped it into the side of my Fit, creating a scuff mark on the side of the car.

I've read that toothpaste will remove the scuff mark. Anyone ever try that?

Thanks.
I've used a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to get door scuffs off of several different cars ... dampen and rub lightly. Works pretty good on coffee stains from cup rims and "stainless" steel spoons.
 
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Old 05-11-2016, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by KentFinn View Post
I've used a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to get door scuffs off of several different cars ... dampen and rub lightly. Works pretty good on coffee stains from cup rims and "stainless" steel spoons.
Will give it a try tonight. I know it works on kayaks; wasn't sure about clear coat. Thanks.
 
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Old 05-11-2016, 05:04 PM
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DO NOT USE MAGIC ERASER. either leave it or find a proper compound in the auto section. eraser and toothpaste will leave micromarring and scratches worse.
 
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Old 05-11-2016, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Xtina View Post
DO NOT USE MAGIC ERASER. either leave it or find a proper compound in the auto section. eraser and toothpaste will leave micromarring and scratches worse.
Perhaps I should have added YMMV. Free advice is worth exactly what you pay for it.
 
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:58 PM
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I use Meguiars Scratch X (1.0) for fixing minor scuffs and scratches for probably 6 years now.

Amazon.com: Meguiar's G10307 ScratchX 2.0 - 7 oz.: Automotive Amazon.com: Meguiar's G10307 ScratchX 2.0 - 7 oz.: Automotive
 
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Dude, what are you, a lunatic using toothpaste?

Some mouth breathing troglodyte side swiped my Fit, and I got some Meguiars Scratch X. It did a great job. I didn't even use a machine buffer, just some elbow grease. You can't even tell my Fit had been scratched.

Great product.
 
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Old 05-13-2016, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Fit_as_a_butchers_dog View Post
Dude, what are you, a lunatic using toothpaste?

Some mouth breathing troglodyte side swiped my Fit, and I got some Meguiars Scratch X. It did a great job. I didn't even use a machine buffer, just some elbow grease. You can't even tell my Fit had been scratched.

Great product.
I'll add a third endorsement.
 
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Old 05-13-2016, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by KentFinn View Post
Perhaps I should have added YMMV. Free advice is worth exactly what you pay for it.
At work I offer a money back guarantee with my advice.
 
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Old 05-13-2016, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Fit_as_a_butchers_dog View Post
Dude, what are you, a lunatic using toothpaste?

Some mouth breathing troglodyte side swiped my Fit, and I got some Meguiars Scratch X. It did a great job. I didn't even use a machine buffer, just some elbow grease. You can't even tell my Fit had been scratched.

Great product.
No, I'm not a lunatic; just a member (with better manners than you) who asked a question. Nor have I used toothpaste or anything yet for that matter.
 
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Old 05-17-2016, 01:19 AM
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I had the palm springs desert wind throw some random item into my front bumper. Turtle Wax Speed Compound buffed it out nice with just a couple towels.

My problem now is there seems to be hard deposits around the edge of the roof of my car, like all the way down the drivers side. I have no idea how it is so specifically running along the edge, doesnt seem like how sap would come down. I tried a little super diluted alcohol and some diluted goo gone automotive and the goo gone worked ok but its still kind of speckled on there (noticed it today while doing car wash). Will go at it again in the morning a bit, the sun will prob help break it down.
 
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