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 Post subject: Re: Battlescars
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:04 pm 
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I’ve had another look at the so called tar spots and they’re pretty minor. So I’d say the tar spots are the worst, followed by the scratch on the door then the scrapes on the wing mirror and lastly the minor dent.

The scrape on the wheel arch has virtually disappeared, I can only feel it by touch so that’s pretty much off the damage list entirely.

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 Post subject: Re: Battlescars
PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:31 am 
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Joined the club last night. Scraped the house wall. Need more than clay to repair it believe me,back to bare plastic. Happy Christmas All


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 Post subject: Re: Battlescars
PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:53 pm 
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I find the so called tar spots look worse on camera because it’s so close up. Kneeling down next to the car, viewing from an average distance away with only my eyes, and they look very minor.

You can see what I mean here...

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They're not that bad in the overall scheme of things.

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 Post subject: Re: Battlescars
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:40 pm 
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Here's the best photo I've managed to obtain showing the minor dent...

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 Post subject: Re: Battlescars
PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:11 pm 
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I've noticed with the scrape on the wheel arch if you go in close with a camera with the flash turned off you can still see it...

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Its all very minor though.

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 Post subject: Re: Battlescars
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:22 pm 
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Roc wrote:
Meguiars Ultimate Compound would probably remove it


I’ve ordered some on the basis that it probably won’t work. Ordered from Amazon for £ 11.12 ex VAT inc free delivery under my Prime membership.

Could have got same from eBay for £ 10.24 free delivery...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Meguiars-ultimate-compound-swirl-remover-car-polishing-Colour-Clarity-Restorer-4/174568518379?epid=4031181781&hash=item28a51832eb%3Ag%3AyQUAAOSwoS9f4fal&LH_BIN=1

For the sake of 88p I’ll go with my trusted supplier Amazon. It probably won’t work but for the sake of £ 11.12 I’ll give it a go, that’s less than the cost of a pizza.

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 Post subject: Re: Battlescars
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:27 pm 
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Received the Meguiars Ultimate Compound today, tried it on the so called tar spots and it had no affect. Tried it on the scrape on the wheel arch with minimal improvements.

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I knew it couldn't perform miracles.

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 Post subject: Re: Battlescars
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:18 pm 
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Here's a photo I took on the 8th January, prior to me trying Meguiars Ultimate Compound...

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Then here's a photo I took today...

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There is no perceivable difference between the two. So all my work hasn't made it any better but no worse either.

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 Post subject: Re: Battlescars
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:29 pm 
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I’ve decided I’m definitely going to claim on the cosmetic car solutions I paid £ 600 for. I’ve done the best I can with it now it’s time to hand it over to the professionals.

I’ll leave it until after it’s service at the end of January.

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 Post subject: Re: Battlescars
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:07 pm 
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I've got to submit four photos of the cosmetic damage for each claim that I make, so I'm going with...

Claim 1

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Claim 2

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