My old 90 Escort never got any attention w/ regard to paint because I
knew if I polished it, would be faded again in a week or two.
Fast forward to 2005, new truck, new paint, better paint than what Ford
used to use on the older vehicles. Most of the truck is black with a
silver tone on the bottom.
What's the best way to handle minor scratches on new paint to make them
go away? I have some ideas but don't want to experiment on my new
When I mean minor I mean just so that you can see them in most light if
you know where to look, not the kind you get from using the wrong kind
of towel to dry.
Wash the area, use some fine rubbing compound and then some wax to seal
the paint? I suppose the idea is to fill the scratches back in with
paint, but rubbing compound removes paint, correct?
Seems like the state-of-the-art car wash around the corner from me has
either bad equipment or crappy undocumented laborers.