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    blemishes on an 2003 Acura TL

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    New owner of a black 2003 Acura TL (S type or is it type S?). I am in Dallas TX. I am looking for information on the best product to remove small scratches and blemishes to my black paint job.

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    Re: blemishes on an 2003 Acura TL

    You would want to start off mild, then go more agressive only if needed.

    1. Wash - Gold Class or Nxt wash, 2 buckets, good quality towels, sponges ,etc.
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    3. Clean - Do a test spot/panel with SwirlX, worked in with good even pressure. Check your results. If good, then move on. If not, then you may need something stronger like ScratHX 2.0 or Ultimate Compound for real bad stuff.
    4. Wax - 2 thin coats of Nxt 2.0 are good.
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    Re: blemishes on an 2003 Acura TL

    very good advice right there!

    Also since you are in dallas you should check out Nick Chapmans thread for a dallas detailing meet

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    Re: blemishes on an 2003 Acura TL

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    Re: blemishes on an 2003 Acura TL

    I have read about and tried Scratch X 2.0. Currently I am sunburnt, my fingers hurt and I think I'm missing a bit of my finger prints. The edges of the chosen blemish (maybe thanks to a bird) do not feel any smoother. I've been pretty vigorous. Should I stand on one leg, with one eye closed under a full moon for it to work?

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    Re: blemishes on an 2003 Acura TL

    If you are using a foam applicator pad, some times you have tio step up to something with a little more bite. Try a terry cloth towel.

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    Re: blemishes on an 2003 Acura TL

    You can actually feel the bird dropping?
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    Re: blemishes on an 2003 Acura TL

    I'm using a traditional terry cloth towel. I do not know the precise origin of the chosen blemish, but it is on the trunk hood and you can feel the rough edges.

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    Re: blemishes on an 2003 Acura TL

    Thank you all for the welcome!!

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    Re: blemishes on an 2003 Acura TL

    Usually, being able to actually feel something is a sign that a paint cleanng product may not remove it. Is it an etching into the paint? Not something sitting on top of the paint?
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