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After a grueling winter, finally got around to spring cleaning the car and noticed lots of small scratches in the clear coat ALL over. I have come to the conclusion it is from the snow brush I've been using to clean the snow off. What is the best way to get rid of these (polish, wax or both?). Also does anyone know of any "clear coat-friendly" snow brushes available since I don't want to be removing scratches each and every Spring. Thanks
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yea im still waiting for winter to be over so i can bring out the polish.. that'll help if they're small scratches
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I just finished my general spring cleaning a couple of weeks ago and I noticed the same thing on my car. We have the same car man I know Black is a bitch when its dirty so tiny swirl marks or scratches are pretty obvious. I polished and then waxed it after and wallah their gone. I'll tell ya it looks elegant again

I use Autoglym Super Resin Polish and Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection
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yup, what the other ppl said, polish and wax would be able to fix it if its just very minor scratches.
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i noticed the same thing on my black 04...i need to go get some wax and stuff for it
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K thanks for your replies. Guess a good polish and wax is in order. About the snow brush, does anyone know of a friendly one, or should I just not bother with brushing off the body and let the snow fall off onto the people driving behind me?
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Was only able to find one clear coat safe snow brush here:

http://www.autogeek.net/oxosnowbrush.html

Some how I doubt that any brush is truly clear coat safe but who knows, maybe it will prevent trying to take out scratches every Spring.
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I only use my hands to remove the snow on my car. I don't wanna scratch it with snow brush.
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After a grueling winter, finally got around to spring cleaning the car and noticed lots of small scratches in the clear coat ALL over. I have come to the conclusion it is from the snow brush I've been using to clean the snow off. What is the best way to get rid of these (polish, wax or both?). Also does anyone know of any "clear coat-friendly" snow brushes available since I don't want to be removing scratches each and every Spring. Thanks
try using the meguairs scratch X. then follow it up with polish then wax.
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You guys keep saying polish and wax..........what kind of polish, and wax should we use?
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You guys keep saying polish and wax..........what kind of polish, and wax should we use?
meguairs or mothers is good
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so this is a 2 step thing, POLISH and then WAX?
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I use AUTOGLYM brand
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i used the eagle one wax as yo dry and it seemed to do a decent job hiding my scratches
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i use meguairs 3 step system..clean, polish and wax, but this is just too tiring sometimes.
you can also try IBIZ Car Products. This is what I am currently using and so for they are the best, IMO.

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i used nu finish, which u use only once a yr it says, then i used meguirs gold class wax. and i used meguirs deep crystal purple car wash soap. my black car looks flawless.

edit: except that one person who hit my car 2 days ago in the door, but besides the dent, its awesome. lol
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meguir's 3 step is really good..
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i used the eagle one wax as yo dry and it seemed to do a decent job hiding my scratches
went out and bought some eagle one nanowax yesterday and that stuff kicked my scratches ***! looks brand new
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Going to tackle those damn scratches this weekend. Have used the NXT wax/sealer (whatever it is) before and was very impressed. Just need to use a good polish before hand. Since I'll be doing it all by hand, can I really expect to remove the scratches very well by hand or do I need a polisher?
I've also been told not to apply it in a circular motion by hand as it will cause swirl marks, rather, it should be applied in a back and forth motion. Is this right and does this apply to the application of both wax and polish by hand or just one of them?
K I'm done being noobish lol.
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Going to tackle those damn scratches this weekend. Have used the NXT wax/sealer (whatever it is) before and was very impressed. Just need to use a good polish before hand. Since I'll be doing it all by hand, can I really expect to remove the scratches very well by hand or do I need a polisher?
I've also been told not to apply it in a circular motion by hand as it will cause swirl marks, rather, it should be applied in a back and forth motion. Is this right and does this apply to the application of both wax and polish by hand or just one of them?
K I'm done being noobish lol.
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you are absolutely right. applying it in a circular motion will create swirl marks. it should be done in a back and fourth motion.
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