Key marks

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  1. clk320x

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    Came back to car to find what appears to be key marks?

    Can't remember seeing them before :mad:

    Any advice to remove them?

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    Keys? Or simply finger nails?

    I'd try polishing them out..
     
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    My wife and her rings do this.
     
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    It's nail marks, 99% of used cars would have those on the inside of the handles. Also a real pain to polish out... They would have been there before, you must have just noticed.
     
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    Never seen a car that doesnt have them...
     
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    Constant abrasion from the opening and shutting of doors. Nothing remotely new or unusual about those.
     
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    Easy enough to polish out, just some cutting compound, a soft cloth and patience needed!
     
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    As it's under the handle - it's pretty difficult to get a polishing cloth under with any force. I guess the best way is to remove the handle and then polish?
     
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    A good rub with Auto Glym super resin will sort that, no need to take the door handles off.
     
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    I'm doubtful, but hopefully I'm wrong.

    The way that I've seen these fixed is by a cone shaped foam attachment for the drill and cutting compound.

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    I don't think that AG SRP will do much to it, however there will be an improvement.
     
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    You can pull the handle open with one hand and then just work the polish/cloth up/down, then side to side etc. Even something like T-cut will do fine, it's not a massive area.

    10 minutes work tops :)

    No fancy tools needed :thumb:
     
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    Thanks will keep you posted :)
     
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    I'd give the SRP a go too. It's not abrasive but will fill in those marks and make them look loads better.

    It's quite a common thing for finger nails to mark like that but they won't be deep scratches. :thumb:
     
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    I would always try by hand first before attempting any tools.

    A decent Microfibre towel and a tube of Wilko's £3.00 scratch remover with some gentle pressure, should see that lot gone in no time. Oh and buy some nail scissors for your wife. Think of the mess on your back.
     
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    A small blob of T-Cut on a soft cloth on the end of your finger and lightly rub in a circler motion will remove them. Then after the T-Cut powders, buff off with the soft cloth and repeat if all marks have not been removed. When you are happy with the finish apply a small amount of wax polish and buff with another soft cloth when dry. Job done.
     
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    Open handle,Cutting compound and a pad small enough
     
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    Tesco value polish on a microfibres and 80% gone

    Will repeat tomorrow and hopefully fully gone :)
     
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    Tesco polish :D (£2 and bought a while back when only shop near/open was Tesco haha
    On top of microfibres) quick hand polish (20 seconds max)

    Like new! Then finished with SONAX detailer
     
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    Proper job. Now cut your nails or stop wearing false ones:D
     
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