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Paint transfer-looking scratch and mystery "overspray" on black RX 450h... advice?

 
Old 09-02-18, 11:32 AM
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Hi all, I'm new here--joined when I was shopping for a Lexus, and now the proud owner of a 2015 RX450h. Been quite an adventure--it was broken into a month after I bought it! Replaced the windows and pillars and it's almost like new.

I cleaned it today with the Meguiars Ultimate Waterless Wash & Wax, and it looks pretty good. Some swirls, but I figure I'll deal with it later.

The issue for me is the paint transfer type scratch on the lower passenger door--like it scraped against something white or a bumper. I tried vinegar and Goo Gone on a little part of it but it seemed to have little effect. It doesn't look like it's through the clear coat--more like it's atop the surface. What should I use to deal with it?

On the driver's side mirror, there is a mystery "overspray" that looks like hard water, but it's raised. I tried to scratch off with my fingernail but no luck. I have no idea what it is or how it got there. Any tips about how to remove this?

Thanks for any advice, all!



Mystery overspray "spots"


Paint transfer?
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Use a polishing compound. The entire vehicle could use paint protection but start with a microfiber cloth and a few dabs of compound, almost any designed for paint will work.
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I agree, I'd recommend Meguiars ScratchX for a novice by hand.
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Good advice! Will start with the ScratchX, it's available at our local Walmart. Thank you!
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I'm sure it will work, at least on the paint transfer.

The overspray I'm worried about if it won't scratch off with your fingernail...
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I ran a bunch of errands and remembered I needed to get the Scratch X 2.0, and just went outside and applied it with an old t-shirt. I had to rub it in quite a bit and I applied it twice. Here's the result:

You can see the scratch faintly reflected in the grass


Some tiny dots visible up close but pretty much all gone!
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Lookin good!

If you work it some more with some better towels the scratch will come out even more.
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