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post #1 of 5 Old 09-09-2017, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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Suggestions for a scratched hood

Hi! My daughter drives a 2008 Wrangled Sport that she scratched up the hood last winter removing snow with a plastic ice scraper... Yeah... I know... The scratches are white, no rust... I've tried polishing and waxing, but that was a waste of time. I want to sell this thing and the scratches are an issue. Ideas on what would be a good way to handle this? Could they be buffed out? Thoughts?

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post #2 of 5 Old 09-09-2017, 04:19 PM
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You could try some rubbing compound (not polish) and a microfiber towel. If that doesn't do it, then a buffer is the next step.

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post #3 of 5 Old 09-09-2017, 05:02 PM
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Find a Detail shop and see if they can get out the scratches. Otherwise, consider having just the hood repainted. Maaco or a similar low cost body shop would likely charge a few hundred dollars to repaint the hood. I paid $ 189 to have the hood, grille surround and both fenders painted on a Cherokee. Improving the condition of the Jeep would easily increase the curb appeal and sale-ability, and allow for a higher asking price.

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post #4 of 5 Old 09-10-2017, 09:08 AM
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I have had good luck with meguiars cleaner wax applied with a lambs wool pad on my drill,, Just go easy until you get a feel for it. Good luck
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post #5 of 5 Old 09-10-2017, 07:49 PM
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Put on a decal or wrap it?

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