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    Ultimate Compound clear coat scratches

    I have a 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 that I purchased slightly used a couple months ago. I recently had new tires put on as the OEMs were horrible in the snow. The day after I get home from tire install, I notice a dirt/mud spot on my upper box side. I assume one of the used tires contacted it when they loaded them in my truck bed. I carefully clean it off and sure enough there is some minor scratches in the clear coat. I could not feel them with my fingernail but the truck color is a dark slate metallic. Scratches were only visible in bright light at certain angles. I polished them with the Meguiars drill DA with red foam pad and UC. I

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    Re: Ultimate Compound clear coat scratches

    Loomis, Welcome to Meguiar's Online Forums.
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    Re: Ultimate Compound clear coat scratches

    Sorry to see your post got cut of Loomis.
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    Thanks, didn’t realize it did. It should have continued to say that I assume either the clear coat is much harder on the 2018 or maybe it isn’t working as well because of cold temps. It’s 30-35 here in Michigan. Anyway, I did see change but that was after 3 applications.

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    Re: Ultimate Compound clear coat scratches

    Quote Originally Posted by Loomis View Post
    Thanks, didn’t realize it did. It should have continued to say that I assume either the clear coat is much harder on the 2018 or maybe it isn’t working as well because of cold temps. It’s 30-35 here in Michigan. Anyway, I did see change but that was after 3 applications.
    Regarding clear coat hardness, yes, it's a possibility, GM paint does tend to be on the resilient side. Meguiar's D/A Power System is a great tool and makes defect removal far easier than by hand, but it also does have it's limitations, especially depending on the severity of the scratches. Even a regular D/A Polisher like our MT300 has limitation before wet sanding needs to be completed.

    It's sounds like you may have met your expectations for now. Congrats on the new truck.
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