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      11-23-2014, 09:56 PM   #1
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Hello everybody. I just got my first car 2011 E90 M3 this week and somehow it got scratched. I have never owned a car before so I have no idea what to do with this. Could you guys give me some advice? Thank you in advance!
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      11-23-2014, 09:59 PM   #2
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Buff it with a DA - compound/polish. May not get the deep scratches out (especially near the fender edge) but it will dramatically reduce them.
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Buff it with a DA - compound/polish. May not get the deep scratches out (especially near the fender edge) but it will dramatically reduce them.
Thank you for your reply! What kind of compound polish do you recommend? And what technique are you referring as "buff"?
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Buff as in using a DA orbital. Have you polished/compounded using a dual action (DA) orbital before? If not, may be best to watch some videos online. Try Meguairs Ultimate Compound, its a nice forgiving compounding with good cut action but still finishes with gloss.

If you are at all uncomfortable with DIY then take it to a detail shop.
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Buff as in using a DA orbital. Have you polished/compounded using a dual action (DA) orbital before? If not, may be best to watch some videos online. Try Meguairs Ultimate Compound, its a nice forgiving compounding with good cut action but still finishes with gloss.

If you are at all uncomfortable with DIY then take it to a detail shop.
Thank you so much for the explanation and your patience!
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