dealer sold me car with scratches and swirls?

can these scratches and swirls ever be fixed?

6 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    LOL... he said "hand job".

    If you had an agreement in writing (called a "we owe") that stated the dealer is going to fix the scratches and swirls, great. Use it. If not, it's your issue to deal with.

    If you calmly, nicely go back to the dealer and show him these blemishes, he might spend the $$ and time doing detail for you to see if they can be removed. But, legally, he can tell you to go take a hike.

    If you choose to do this yourself... there are TONS of products/compounds on the market that help tremendously with swirl marks. Scratches are always dependent on how deep they are into the paint.

  • 9 years ago

    Of course they can. A great car detailer can make the car look better than new.

    Search the web in your area for car detailing or auto detailing. Find someone who works on high end cars, not just regular cars down at the car wash. A highly skilled detailer can easily polish out the swirls.

    If the scratches are deep into the paint, they could be wet sanded out. If they are down to the metal, it needs a body shop. Run your fingernail across the scratch. If you can feel it, the scratch is too deep to be polished out.

    DO not get the car repainted or let a body shop do the work. Body shops usually suck at car detailing. You need a professional detailer who can do paint corrections. Ask around, search the web, and spend the $$$ on a good detail job.

  • 9 years ago

    hand job with rubbing compound followed by a good wax. If you did not buy it "as-is" you may be able to get help from the dealer.

  • 9 years ago

    yes - you could always get the car repainted. but before investing in a paint job try rubbing it out with a polishing compound

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  • 9 years ago

    Take it to a paint & body shop to check the price of having it done. Be very careful of doing it yourself as you could easily ruin your paint job.

  • 9 years ago

    That **** can buff out.

    Source(s): Dealer
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