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So today a screwdriver fell from the heavens n scratched my car...driver side rear qtr panel...it is only like 10mm long but I know it is there and it is killing me! Tried to rub it off and wax isn't doing the trick...

Any suggestions?! Before I die...anyone?!
 

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Ouch that sucks bro! I hope some of our members can shed some light on this! I was at a close call just a few minutes ago! Wifey was driving in the lane close to the curb then halfway thru the intersection we saw a shopping cart toppled over and came close to hitting it! Good thing @ the last second the car beside us already passed up and told her to change lane! :eek:
 

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If your nail doesmt catch when you run over the scratch, the screwdriver didnt go through your clesrcoat, aka it can be polished out or wetsanded. If you can grab a quality dual action polisher and invest in some compounds finishes and pads the scratch could probably be fixed by a decent package deal on autogeek for under 300.

Or you could go to a detailer who does paint corrections, or a shop that does paint corrections and they could take care of it, if its 10mm long like you said, 50$ is typically the fee they charge for something that small.

However make sure the detailer/shop has quality work, as a lot of them simply run over it with a wool cutting pad, crappy compound, and smear glaze all over it, leaving buffer trails when the glaze wears out, meaning further polishing will be needed to take out the buffer trails.

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I was thinking that scratch doctor pen thingy...no?
 

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I would try a heat gun or hand held hairdryer first. If its got the scratch shield, a little heat may be all that's needed. The paint protection film we use has self healing properties and that's how we fix scratches on the film.
 

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I would try a heat gun or hand held hairdryer first. If its got the scratch shield, a little heat may be all that's needed. The paint protection film we use has self healing properties and that's how we fix scratches on the film.
Is that something done on at the factory? If not I don't think I have it on the Q
 

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Is that something done on at the factory? If not I don't think I have it on the Q
Look for the sticker under the hood on the passenger side closer to the firewall, you will likely have the Scratch Shield sticker. Infiniti is indeed using the Scratch Shield paint again. I'd actually rather regular clear that is easier to perform paint correction on with compounding and polishing, wet sanding if needed.
 

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^ what he said, scratch shield doesnt seem like it lives up to its claimes, and isnt easy to polish.
 

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Just tried the fix it pro pen scratch remover/sealer...doesn't work as well as I hoped...finger still grabs the scratch...*cries* I think I've died a little tonight
 

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Just tried the fix it pro pen scratch remover/sealer...doesn't work as well as I hoped...finger still grabs the scratch...*cries* I think I've died a little tonight
Are you in need of Extreme or Moderate Unction?
 
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