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I Scratched My Car, HELP!

Ok i was stupid, i was washing my car and used a towel to dry it, the car was really dirty. i soaked the car wet then started whipping it off and some of the sand on it scratched the paint. Is there anything to fix it like a rub in matching paint that i see on tv? I live in Canada so where do they sell it?

Another question how do u guys go about washing your cars at home?
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If you need help on washing your car, read the posts in this forum that pertain to that. There are already many posts on the subject, so do a search. As for getting the scratches out of the pain, It depends on how deep they are. If they are surface scratches or scratches that you cannot feel with your finger nail then they can be removed with a buffing machine. If you do not know how to use one, I advice you to bring it to a professional detailing shop.
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If you finger nail catches the scratch then it is too deep to use ScratchX or any other product, but you can reduce the scratch with scratchX.
If you want to take out the scratch completely you would have to do color sanding and then use a rotary buffer to take out the sanding marks. It is also possible to just buff out the scratch depeneding on how deep it is using the right product and a high speed rotary buffer.
If the scratch is pretty deep and you don't want to take it to a shop then you could use touch up paint to reduce the visibility of the scratch. If you want to use touch up paint I recomend you to use this http://www.autovisuals.com/ and order an autosharp pen with your paint code. These pens are nice since you have more control.
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