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Old 09-27-2008, 03:52 PM
 
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I have an 09 corolla black and got some scratches on the side from a cat jumping off the roof. what should I do? do those scratch remover products work, the ones you can get in any store? I really don't want to get the car repainted ($$). Any suggestions?
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Old 09-27-2008, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Galewood
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Sue the Pus
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Old 09-27-2008, 09:20 PM
 
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there is no way to remove a scratch that is a load of bs. All it is is wax that you wipe over the scratch to fill it with. If your really worried about it take it to a auto shop and tell them you want it touched up. You have to sand where the scratches were ( depending if its to bare metal or not you will use primer) then base and clear and buff it out. That is the proper way to do it. This is very much a generalization of what to do but you get the idea.

otherwise ignor it, its a car and its going to get scratches.
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Old 09-28-2008, 05:46 AM
 
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I have an 09 corolla black and got some scratches on the side from a cat jumping off the roof. what should I do? do those scratch remover products work, the ones you can get in any store? I really don't want to get the car repainted ($$). Any suggestions?
Well step 1 would be kill the cat.
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:58 AM
 
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I have an 09 corolla black and got some scratches on the side from a cat jumping off the roof. what should I do? do those scratch remover products work, the ones you can get in any store? I really don't want to get the car repainted ($$). Any suggestions?
I would consider it normal wear and tear. But don't spend to much time or money trying to get rid of the scratches. Because that same cat can come back to scratch it up all over again.
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Old 09-28-2008, 11:13 AM
 
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I would consider it normal wear and tear. But don't spend to much time or money trying to get rid of the scratches. Because that same cat can come back to scratch it up all over again.
I can't see it as normal wear and tear, the car is two months old! damn scratches are driving me crazy. They are really noticeable. If I could find the cat, I'd run it over.
I guess I'm going to the detailer and see what they can do.
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Old 09-28-2008, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Mid Missouri (Miz-oo-ree)
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epoxy the cat to the car and over the scratch and solve 2 problems at the same time
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Old 09-28-2008, 11:49 AM
 
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Step 1: Catapult.
Step 2: Buff it up and it won't be that noticeable. I have a 8 year old Corrolla for commuting etc. and it's just a matter of time before the dimwits and jerks of the world dent the heck out of your car doors anyway.
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:14 PM
 
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People who buy black cars and then complain about scratches really crack me up....
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:25 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I have used the auto magic polish and it seems to work real good on my car. The polish wears off after a while and you can see the scratches again, but for a couple of weeks it hides them and looks good.

Depending on how bad the cats scratch it, I would say if it is not REAL BAD not to freak out over it because your car is going to get scratches and worse, but if it is real bad, then I would go have a talk with the owner of the cats (assuming they are not your cats), and tell them they are being irresponsible cat owners to let their pets cause damage. I would get a picture of their cats on your car and sue them in small claims court for the cost of repairs.

If they are your cats, I'd keep them inside. My cats are exclusively indoor cats and they have never scratched anyone's car.

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