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Old 01-18-2021, 03:21 PM   #1
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Help 15 foot thin tree scratch outside passenger side

Hi what is the lowest cost fix to remove a thin tree scratch on the outside of the passenger side of my coach?
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Old 01-18-2021, 03:24 PM   #2
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If you can buff it out with existing materials: zero!

But how deep is it, and is it messing up your decals?
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Old 01-18-2021, 03:27 PM   #3
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Not deep have to get within 4 feet to see
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Old 01-18-2021, 03:31 PM   #4
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Adds character.

Like the state stickers each scratch tells a story.
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Old 01-18-2021, 03:56 PM   #5
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In a couple of years when the decals are all cracking that scratch will be the least of your cosmetic issues.
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Old 01-18-2021, 05:47 PM   #6
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If you have to get within 4 feet to see it then it is not a problem. As others have said such a scratch is not worth the time to think about it.
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Old 01-18-2021, 06:42 PM   #7
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I’d care if it was mine. Try buffing it out with some fiberglass restoration product or even automotive paste cleaner/wax. “They” say not to use wax on the decals so maybe try it on the base surface first and then be careful on the decals. I expect you can at least improve it significantly with these simple home remedies. Vexing isn’t it? I scratched my passenger side mirror on a tree branch the very day we purchased our new rig. Couldn’t be avoided but still hurt.
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Old 01-20-2021, 06:06 PM   #8
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I’ve been using Carnauba wax detailing my cars and trucks for well over 35 yrs including the decals. I’ve never had any issues. I’m not even sure what “they” would be concerned with regarding waxing the decals. Same as my coach they are vinyl graphics. Car wax won’t hurt them.
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Old 01-20-2021, 08:58 PM   #9
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Pete'sMH and Yvonnemarc i will look for these products thx
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Old 01-20-2021, 11:19 PM   #10
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Old 01-28-2021, 11:25 PM   #11
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What color is where its scratched?
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Old 01-29-2021, 03:17 PM   #12
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in the middle for 20 feetin the beige area?
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Old 01-29-2021, 05:23 PM   #13
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in the middle for 20 feetin the beige area?
ahhh.... I see what you mean. Tsk tsk....
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Old 01-29-2021, 05:35 PM   #14
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Have you had a chance to try buffing it out yet?
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Old 01-29-2021, 05:38 PM   #15
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We had some real deep scratches on our motorhome. I use Turtle wax Color magic, They have different colors. Seems to last for a good while. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-29-2021, 05:46 PM   #16
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No its like wax. Just wipe off any extra.
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Old 01-29-2021, 11:44 PM   #17
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If you don't have a power buffer just use some of this per instructions. Then, use your usual wax. https://www.amazon.com/Turtle-Wax-Po.../dp/B0009JKGJ2
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Old 01-30-2021, 12:58 AM   #18
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99dart thx will order from Amazon
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Pete'sMH and Yvonnemarc i will look for these products thx
3 M makes a "cleaner/wax" I buy it from West Marine for the boat and the RV. It's expensive (like $35 for a good sized bottle. Works wonders with moderate effort. Good Luck!
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Old 01-31-2021, 12:48 AM   #20
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