G3 pro scratch remover ... any experience ?

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  1. chrisk2010

    chrisk2010 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi All,

    I picked up some of this stuff in the prime sale mainly because it was £5 (along with some other bits) and thought it may help with some light marks.
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    Has anyone used it and have any helpful tips or don't do's ?

    After reading the back it's put me off a bit for a black car. If it goes wrong I'll need half a dozen products to correct it :confused:.

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    Thanks all
     
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    It’s easy, I used it. Just rub it on with a micro fibre cloth. Worked brilliantly for me. Mines silver though but worth the effort.
     
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    Thank you. That is exactly what i wanted to hear :thumb:

    I was going to go for the Gtechnique P1 or Megs and this popped up so i thought why not it's a good make until i read the back.
     
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    Don't stress about applying it. If you strip away the marketing promotion for other Farecla G3 Pro products, the instructions simply translate as:
    "Apply this heavy cut compound. If you have a dark car you are more likely to notice the scratches it leaves behind. If this is the case remove them with a medium cut polish or, if you don't think it is particularly bad, a finishing polish." Remember the golden rule, if you can feel the scratch with your fingernail, you should never try to remove it completely as you are likely to remove all your clearcoat from the surrounding area in the process.
     
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    Confidence fading lol

    Maybe I'll wait till i get a new DA then i can do some real damage :rolleyes:
     
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    Test it on an unseen area first. Im pretty sure its not as volatile as you think.
     
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    I've been thinking about doing what most of us have probably done at one stage or another ....... Test it on the wifes car first it has plenty of scratches, the only thing is her car is much lighter than mine.

    There's a little mark on the rear bumper I'm going to try it on.
     
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    Update:

    OK so charged on caffine I grew a pair and went for it:

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    The result was it redeuced it a bit but i don't know if i'm brave enough to use this on a larger area without a bit more skill as it is very very abresive and scary to use ! It did dull a bit but i had some Meg's polish to hand after which brought it back. I was too chicken to take it any futher and swifty applied wax to seal.

    Personally i'm going to wait until I get a DA and do the job properly all over rather than lower the clear coat in random areas and then use a DA anyway.
     
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    Knowing when to stop is the No.1 skill required for successful paint correction given that you can't put back what you've taken off. You have sensibly left enough meat on the bone to fight another day. The true "snatching defeat from the jaws of victory" moment would have been complete scratch removal but finding the dull area round where the scratch was just refuses to polish up to the same gloss as the rest of the car. And that's when you realise you are trying to polish the base coat. The giveaway will be the appearance of pigment on the applicator and buffing cloths. Of course, there's that other famous saying "Fortune favours the brave". ;):D
     
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    Words to live by Toobad !

    I don't know if the previous owner liked using a DA as it's in pretty good condition .... i bit too good for it's age so airing on the side of caution i'll assume they have and show some restraint and get the depth read before i try doing anything extream.

    In keeping with this thread though i think this stuff does have a purpose and i'll use it again on someones lighter colour car for certain scratches (the missus) but it's not the refined tool i was looking for for mine :)
     

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