Polishing the WRX

The scratch. Before buffing.

The scratch. Before buffing.

I picked up this light scratch going down a road I shouldn’t have, especially since it was a) muddy, b) had clearance issues, and c) had trees/bushes overgrown into road. Fortunately, I did not end up stuck in a batch of wet Virginia red clay. I did, however, manage to scratch both sides of the car from branches and tear the front bumper at the bottom. While I can’t do anything about the bumper myself, I did have to the tools and techniques to handle the scratches – or so I guessed. My amateur detailing skills had only tackled swirls and spider-webbing, not full blown scratches. But they were not deep and definitely not through the paint. The results speak for themselves.

After buffing.

After buffing.

Tools/Supplies used:

  • Flex XC 3401 orbital buffer
  • Lake Country orange light cutting pad
  • Lake Country gray finishing pad
  • Menzerna Power Finish compound
  • Menzerna Super Finish compound
  • 50/50 water/denatured alcohol
  • P21S carnauba wax
Pampered.

Pampered.

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