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    What should I do with this scratch?

    Well I have a scratch on my 2011 WRX and it's been there for a few months now. I'm wondering if I should go to a shop and have them repaint it or is it an easy fix?
    It's on the driver side door. I think it's from a soccer ball or a basketball.

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    I'm not too knowledgeable on cars, but I'm willing to go out and buy products to fix it myself.
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    Your image isn't loading for me =(

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    Oh sorry about that haha, new to this

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    get some rubbing compound and go to town (well not really that crazy) you can also try some goo gone
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    That doesn't look so bad. I had a nasty scratch on my hood and i took it to a detail shop. They wet sanded and polished it and you can't even tell it happened. It's worth trying before you take it to a body shop.

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    Here's a link to my hood incident for reference I just can't have anything nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by cflip2x View Post
    get some rubbing compound and go to town (well not really that crazy) you can also try some goo gone
    what kind of rubbing compound do you recommend? sorry im so new to this haha

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    Crushed diamonds the will take that scratch out and then some :P.... umm I have some old blue corral stuff but Meguiars Ultimate should be fine (unless someone has some other suggestions). You dont see white so it doesnt look like a deep enough scratch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I_Go_Hard View Post
    what kind of rubbing compound do you recommend? sorry im so new to this haha
    I prefer Jergens :fap:

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    Quote Originally Posted by cflip2x View Post
    Crushed diamonds the will take that scratch out and then some :P.... umm I have some old blue corral stuff but Meguiars Ultimate should be fine (unless someone has some other suggestions). You dont see white so it doesnt look like a deep enough scratch.
    Just to make sure, this is what you are referring to http://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-G1721.../dp/B001O7PNNM
    Directions look simple enough that I can even do it haha

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    What scratch?

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    Pretty much should be fine its just rubbing compound nothing magical
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    What scratch?
    haha its pretty minor I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by cflip2x View Post
    Pretty much should be fine its just rubbing compound nothing magical
    Thanks for the quick replies, I really appreciate it!

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