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I made it at TechShop Menlo Park (www.TechShop.com)!

The TechShop in Menlo Park is the only one in California that has an auto bay, which is great because I did this at night and did not have to worry about sufficient lighting!

So I had these scratches on the back right side of my car because I scraped along a rusty trash can.  The rust actually came off the trash can, and that's what you see in the picture.  The scratches themselves were pretty minor.  There is a little dimple where it did actually scratch through the paint.

I don't know anything about cars, so don't jump down my throat if I did something wrong!  I did not know how to get rid of these scratches, so I had my friend teach me.

Step 1: Washing the area

So I made the mistake of trying to get the dirt off my car by wiping my sleeve across it.  My friend quickly pointed out that I should not do that because the dirt can make the scratches worse.  Who'd of thunk it?  He explained that I need to use a lint free cloth with soap and water to clean the area.  After cleaning, I let it dry thoroughly.  Yes, the creepy puppet hand is actually my real hand.

<p>Thanks for the info!</p>
Thanks! I have a long paint scratch from a shopping cart that I'm going to remove, now.
Dont know where it came from but thank U
Good job<br>
<p>Nice article! Very helpful, with your guide took me about 15-20 minutes to get rid of the nasty scratches on my car, probably from the parking lot... This + paintless dent repair for small dents (have used services from <a href="http://dentremovalphoenix.com/finding-paintless-dent-repair-in-phoenix-companies/" rel="nofollow">DRP</a> cause did not wan't to take risks making everything worse) has helped me saved HUGE buck. </p>
<p>Thanks you. Useful article. Recently i watched one video online that was also good removes your scraches in 5 minutes, already i tried it worked for me. If you want try just click on the below link.</p><p>https://youtu.be/9RSGtkHKUh4</p>
<p>Thanks for the tips</p>
<p>Thankz! </p>
<p>Thanks for the info</p>
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<p>Most poeple do each step mentioned above, but they end up with nothing, I mean it is the brand of the scratch remover you are using that matters, for example; I have used &quot;Meguiar's compound&quot; and &quot;Quixx&quot; and both were amazing, but the &quot;Turtle&quot; did nothing even though it has been in the market since 41s. </p><p>See</p><p><a href="http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotive/products/g10307-scratchxreg-20/" rel="nofollow">http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotive/products/g10...</a> </p><p><a href="http://www.quixx.com/index.php?id=2" rel="nofollow">http://www.quixx.com/index.php?id=2</a></p><p>Comparing between these products;</p><p><a href="http://www.spraysite.net/best-car-scratch-remover/" rel="nofollow">www.spraysite.net/best-car-scratch-remover/</a></p><p>Thanks.</p>

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