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Old 06-26-2009, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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I have a 2008 Metallic Gray Toyota Camry Hybrid. The best way I can describe my problem are scuff marks. I suspect that they are from the bushes along my shared driveway. I used some elbow grease and was able to rub out the scratches with a terry cloth rag and some car wax.

What can I do to prevent this from happening again (yes I have trimmed back the shrubs). I have read that Toyota does a poor job with their clear coat sealing. Do you think a wash and wax followed by a body shop adding an additional clear coat will help?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-26-2009, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Without seeing what these scuff marks look like it's hard to say what's going on. You probably took care of the problem by cutting back the brush that was scratching the car.

Having a body shop actually spray another coat of clear would be expensive, not at all sure it's necessary, and if you subsequently had any sort of paint problems Toyota would rightly put the monkey on your back to prove it's not the fault of the additional clear coat and it's application.

Probably a good waxing with high quality wax, P21S, Zymol (real line, not the in-house created knockoff they sell in discount stores) will do ya. I personally like Car Care Specialties, Google them, they have online and 800-number ordering. The guy who runs it is pretty knowledgable.
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Old 06-26-2009, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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Thanks for the tips! The scuff marks are "clear". Basically just a dull swatch. It's just annoying on a new car.

Thanks again!
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Old 06-26-2009, 04:06 PM
 
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Car Care Specialties, Inc. - Your Source For Quality Car Care Products, How-To Articles and Product Evaluations.

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Old 06-26-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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Thanks again!
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