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    Scratch. Need advice

    So I just found a decent size scratch on the rear bottom section of my car. Right in front of the wheel well. It didnt scratch the paint due to the clear protective film the car has on it.. My question is now that there is a what appears to be white since its kind of deep in the clear film.. Is there anyway to hide this? The scratch is not in the paint however it is as I said pretty deep in the protective film.. Should I use touch up paint? Any advice would be great. I just put 1k miles on her and already a dang scratch..
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    I wouldn't use touch up paint.. That would probably make it look worse.

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    I figured the same. I was thinking about using like a scratch compound but dont think that would work either since the scratch is on that Soft plastic protector.
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    before you try anything too expensive.. try buffing it.. that buffing compound and some elbow grease will work if it isnt in the paint.
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    There is also a Wax composite that you can purchase and rub into the scratch. It usually does the trick but it depends on the depth of course. here is a link to some 3M stuff http://www.amazon.com/3M-39053-Paint...JZ3WP66KYT07V1

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    These compounds are for paint, not vinyl film. You should replace that small piece if it's bothering you.
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