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August 31st, 2011, 07:09 PM   #1
j.trump
Donating Member
 
: Nov 2007
: Monongahela, PA
: 32
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Quixx High Performance Paint Scratch Remover

While washing my Mustang for the very first time after buying it in June, something stuck to the sponge and caused this scratch:



It was much worse than what the camera picked up. Saying that I was disguested with myself would have been an understatement. I tried Scratch Out, but it didn't help. So, it was looking like a trip to a bodyshop was my only hope.

Fast forward to August 31. I had not done anything to fix the scratch over the past two months. While looking through Walmart's automotive section, I found Quixx High Performance Paint Scratch Remover. Based on my previous experience with Scratch Out, I was skeptical. But, I figured that there was nothing to lose except for the cost of the product if it didn't work since I was planning on getting a shop to fix it originally.

Inside the box is two tubes, two strips of sandpaper, two polishing cloths, and the instructions.



The instruction sheet has a chart that helps the user determine the severity of the scratch. If the scratch is deep enough, the basecoat must be touched up followed by the clearcoat, then a wetsanding with the provided strips must be done before going further.

Since the scratch I intended to repair was less severe, I was able to skip the touchup and wetsanding.

Before starting, I made sure to wash and dry the entire vehicle to minimize chances of further damage.

Then I applied some of the compound from Tube 1 directly to the scratch. Notice how large the scratch was.



Next, I buffed the area with one of the polishing cloths at a 45 degree angle to the scratch. This was done for at least the recommended two minutes with a considerable amount of pressure.



If the scratch is still visible, reapply more compound and buff again until the scratch is gone.

After I was satisfied, I wiped the area with a damp rag to remove any residual compound, then dried the area.

Now apply some compound from Tube 2 to the second cloth and buff the area in a circular motion just as you would with wax until the area shines.



Although not in the instructions, I used a dry soft rag to buff the area to finish the repair.

Here are some photos of the end result:





The scratch is gone completely and there are no remaining traces of the scratch as there was with the Scratch Out. I couldn't be more impressed with Quixx High Performance Paint Scratch Remover. It was around $20, but that was a small price to pay compared to what a shop would charge.

Quixx made a believer out of this skeptic.
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1989 Probe GT
2010 Mustang GT Premium (MT): Red Candy Metallic
2014 Focus S (MTX): Sterling Grey daily
 
September 1st, 2011, 06:54 AM   #2
JKpgt96
Drives Light Blurple Car
 
 
: Aug 2000
: St. Louis, Missouri
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Wow...looks good! I might have to try this..
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September 1st, 2011, 08:25 PM   #3
93silverGT
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: Jan 2011
: Plainfield, IL
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wow, that seriously is amazing for typical overthecounter scratch remover. Definitely will get me to try it
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December 22nd, 2013, 04:09 PM   #4
Titanium31
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: Dec 2013
: Ottawa, Ontario
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Very nice!
 
December 22nd, 2013, 07:39 PM   #5
ScottD961
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: Apr 2012
: Clarion, PA
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Damn ! I just came home from Walmart !
 
December 23rd, 2013, 09:48 AM   #6
jasons96pgtze
Colt Cams BB Master
 
: Mar 2008
: Kansas
: 3,005
Ill keep this stuff in mind thanks for the info!
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