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Gerty

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 I have discovered one on the van.[eek]

I haven´t noticed it before yesterday when the sun was at an angle that showed it up, looks as if I caught a sturdy twig and it goes all the way along the side of the van.
This morning it is not visible with the sun being behind the van.

I also have a short vertical scratch on one widow. Advice on how to deal with Both problems please.

Neither are deep, the van one looks as if it has been painted on with a kiddies paint brush dipped in white paint.
 
 

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I would try T cut first on both, its worked well for me with window scratches before and also on paintwork as long as the scratch is not too deep. Don't forget to finish off with a layer of polish after.

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Hard to say without seeing the damage, but I always use T-Cut or similar on a damp cloth, I wet the area with water first to limit the possible damage.

I use a damp cloth to save the T-Cut soaking into the cloth.

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Well I can´t make out what it is, I have been up the step ladder with a magnifying glass and its just a brighter white streak, no scratch at all.
I put a bit of Godards silver polish cleaner (thought that might be kinder than brasso) I just gently rubbed a small spot, but all that has done is made it extremely clean, the mark still shows, but you have to really know what you´re looking for to spot it, as I know its there its annoying.

When I pass my body work man I will ask him to have a look, maybe he has some magic stuff to put it right and perhaps the window as well, but that I can ignore anyway.

Thank you for your answers regardless.
 
 
 

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We use Farecla. But it takes a lot of polishing. Works like T cut.
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I´m closing my eyes to it for now, in the autumn I will ask my body man to give it the works, I have seen its not an actual scratch, that was my only worry.
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The way you describe it sounds like 2 possibilities.

1. Surface scratched removing top finish which had discoloured in sunlight/weather, revealing fresh white underneath.

2. It was an old scratch previously repaired with gelcoat that didn't quite match the original bodywork.

Sorry, can't think of anything else without seeing it.

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I thought it might possibly be paint from whatever you hit/scraped.
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The way you describe it sounds like 2 possibilities.

1. Surface scratched removing top finish which had discoloured in sunlight/weather, revealing fresh white underneath.

2. It was an old scratch previously repaired with gelcoat that didn't quite match the original bodywork.

Sorry, can't think of anything else without seeing it.


I´ll pop over with it in the morning shall I [biggrin]

It wont be an old one painted over Tugs, I know that. 

I haven´t scraped along anything either Kev, maybe I twig as I said. You can´t even see it if the sun is not on it, its a mystery to me. The only place it has been without me being with it is when the roof was repaired just before I went away and that who I am taking it to for inspection, hmmm  maybe he can put some light on the matter.

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