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Everyone hates scratches. They're horrible and ruin a good car. The older a car gets, the more scratches you find. Its quite depressing. Many people will use T cut, yet those in the know avoid t cut like the plague. Its horribly abrasive and can be quite dangerous to use. Meguiars is a good alternative. Scratch X does what it says on the tin. Its light abrasive nature means that used properly, it will lessen scratches and swirls that have appeared on your paintwork. It should be noted that nothing will really get rid of scratches completely, especially the slightly deeper ones. Except for a re-spray of course. A product like scratch x will only reduce the visibility. To that end, it works quite well.
Presented in an easy to use and simple to dispense pot, Scratch x is another high quality product from the folks at Meguiars. I might sound like a sales men for the company when i sing the praises of their products, but the truth is, they are good, so why not?
I cant comment on the price, as it was a present, but i can say that since you wont be using it with every wash, Scratch X should last quite a long while indeed. A good product and well worth a look.
Recently bought a new car, and a couple of weeks ago noticed there was a very light scratch of the side of the bonnet. Nothing to worry to much about, but decided I needed to get rid of it incase it gets any worse.
My brother who loves his car always swears by Meguiars, so thought I would give their Scratch X a go!
Bought for £9 from a shop, It was time to apply. Use a cloth to apply a small amount and rubbed in. It covered it up but after awhile it appeared again, so applied another coat. Same happened again.
I did read online that you must apply a couple of coats, so Im going to let it settle for now and then try another 2 coats later on.
Considering how light the scratch is, I would definitely say this wouldn't work on a bigger scratch.
Hopefully after another coat the scratch will have gone.
I always try and use Meguiars products to clean, polish and otherwise take care of my car, and for the most part, they are very good. i had my car resprayed 2 years ago and sods law kisked in not long after, with a few just noticable scratches appearing... whilst buying some shampoo and wax, i saw this product and thought id give it a whirl as i will not ever use t cut on my bodywork.
it is packaged very nicely and has that quality feel i have come to expect frommeguiars products, and after reading the bumf on the instructions that fold out on the tube, i set to work.
after prepping and cleaning the car, i applied a small amount onto a meguiars applicator pad and got stuck in, working the formula in to the scratch and near area, buffing for all i was worth, after that i then removed the residue and polished/buffed away with a microfibre cloth.
the above process took me about 10-15 minutes, and i have to say i was not exactly impressed, the scratch marks that i had originally were slightly less visable, but i do mean slightly.
the product does help to reduce the appearance of fine scratches but not brilliantly, and if the marks are any more than barely through the top layer of laquer, it wont do a great deal other than reduce the protection offered by the surrounding laquer, by breaking it down slightly.
to be fair there are no products that im aware of that can do this job without rubbing down and basically eroding the paintwork of your car/bike so i suppose it is a futile exercise, however i have since been given some rubbing compound from a friend that does bodywork and spraying, and it is so fine that it barely damages at all, however i did my entire car over 2 days (of very hard work) with the ultra fine compound, and it gave it a completely new lease of life, making it look like a new paint job had been done.
My advice to anyone considering using this stuff, or any other, is you need to weigh up what you really need. If your overall paintwork needs a new lease of life, take it to a body shop and get them to "mop over" your car, it will save you arm and back ache, and also give a far superior result.
for those of you thinking im slating this product, im really not, its just that it doesnt do a great job. it is however one of the best available and does a fair job of a very tough task. as far as the claims of removing swirling (the circular looking marks you can see in the light reflected off of your paintwork) i havent tried it as i regularly clay my car etc, but friends that have tried to use scratch x for them have said that it performs pretty much the same on the swirls as it does the scratches
One last word of warning... DO NOT use t cut on your car, it is more harmfull than helpfull.
This product is very similar to the probably better known T-cut. For those of you who are unaware of what T-cut does, it is supposed to remove scratches from cars by removing a layer of paint around that scratch to effictively 'blend' the scratch back into the paintwork-this is very similar.
Firstly the product is made my Meguiars, which is one of the leading in the car cleaning industry, so you should be getting a very good product. Unfortunatly though I have not had very good results with this, despite the good reviews I had read before.
This product is meant to be used on fine scratches and swirls, and I bought it to help me remove quite bad swirling on my bonnet, and a few small scratches around the car. I wanted to use this instead of T-cut as this is far less abrasive. T-cut is quite harsh of the cars paintwork, and usually takes off more paint than it should do, whereas this starts off being abrasive, yet the more you rub it into the paintwork, the smaller the particles become, making it less and less abrasive as the scratch is gradually removed from the paintwork.
For those of you who care about your cars you will know that this is quite important as you dont want to be left with 'blemishes' around the car, and the theory behind how this works is very good. In practise though it didnt quite live up to expectations.
The first test was on swirls on the bonnet. Now I already knew that the best solution would be to 'mop' them out with a machine buffer, but as it stated that it should remove them I gave it a go.
It is very easy to apply, simply put it on a cloth, rub onto the scratch/swirl, and buff off with a microfibre. After about 15mins of rubbing and buffing I stepped back to see the results of the swirling, to be left looking at pretty much excatly the same as before I put the effort in. So for the swirls II wasnt impressed, although I didnt expect much here.
Nest were the scratches. These were slightly better, and it did remove them quite well without too much effort. With any product like this you have to put in a bit of elbow grease and this is no different. The results were ok, just to try I did use T-cut on another, and a lot less effort was needed for a noticably better result. As these scratches were only small I thought it would do the job, but it really wasnt that great.
At £8.99 for 200ml it is quite expensive, T-cut is usually about £5-6. My advice would be give it a go, with all cleaning products you really dont know until you try. I just hope you get on slightly better than I did with it!
Safely removes light scratches and swirls, oxidation and blemishes.