BMW X3 Forum
BMW X3 Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
XBimmers | BMW X3 Forum > BMW X3 Forums | F25 (2011 - Current) > Second Generation BMW X3 General Forum » scratch on clear coat after car wash

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-21-2013, 07:05 PM   #1
heverlee
Private
 
Drives: X3
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: AZ

Posts: 53
iTrader: (0)

scratch on clear coat after car wash

wish I didn't go through the machine wash. Got a lot of light scratches on the clear coat which is mostly visible under direct sun. the scratches are on the side from front to rear.

I don't think repaint would be needed but can I use those "scratch X" to baffle them away?

worst case would be filling an insurance claim but not sure if they would ask to do a repaint.

any other recommendations?
heverlee is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-21-2013, 08:28 PM   #2
Teemo Panda
*Bimmerpost Plasti Dip Guru*
 
Teemo Panda's Avatar
 
Drives: E53, E46-M3, E70, F25-X3
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New Jersey (NJ)

Posts: 1,177
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2013 BMW X3  [2.83]
Was it a auto brush wash or a touchless car wash?
Teemo Panda is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-22-2013, 01:00 AM   #3
daveycrocket
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: '13 X3 28i MSport Cbn Blk/Oys
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Portland Oregon

Posts: 40
iTrader: (0)

I'd bet if you take it to a premium auto detail shop they'll resolve all the scratches.

In the future only use brushless car wash or wash yourself.

Car wash brushes pick up and hold grit from all the previous cars they've touched.

You know those really dirty and muddy cars you sometimes see? Yep those are the folks who use the brushes.

Good luck!
__________________
'13 X3 28i M Sport Carbon Black Metallic w/Oyster Nevada
daveycrocket is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-22-2013, 05:57 AM   #4
Nahoa
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: F25 35i Mineral Silver/Black
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Virginia

Posts: 1,876
iTrader: (0)

If you repaint three panels your car can no longer become certified used from BMW, reducing your sale price substantially.
__________________
Nahoa is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-22-2013, 11:18 AM   #5
heverlee
Private
 
Drives: X3
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: AZ

Posts: 53
iTrader: (0)

thanks all for the kind help

It was through a auto brush wash.

I am not sure if repaint is needed. will talk to body shop. Hope they will just need to polish the clear coat.
heverlee is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-22-2013, 11:44 AM   #6
clivem2
Captain
 
Drives: F25 3.0D MSport
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: UK

Posts: 822
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by heverlee View Post

worst case would be filling an insurance claim but not sure if they would ask to do a repaint.
Could that really work? Wouldn't they say most cars end up like that? Or are the scratches really bad.

You are probably best taking it to a detailer.
__________________
F25 3.0D | M Sport | Black Sapphire | Oyster | Fineline Wave Wood | Heated Front Seats | Panoramic Roof | Matt Aluminium Roof Rails & Window Trim

Sept 2011
clivem2 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-22-2013, 05:14 PM   #7
rmeir
Private First Class
 
Drives: x3
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: chicago il

Posts: 159
iTrader: (0)

rubbing compound or if your really good 1500 grit sandpaper [wet] if you dont know what yr doing take it to a detail shop
rmeir is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-22-2013, 05:22 PM   #8
SamS
Brigadier General
 
SamS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 ActiveHybrid 3
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 4,494
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rmeir View Post
rubbing compound or if your really good 1500 grit sandpaper [wet] if you dont know what yr doing take it to a detail shop
Noooooo!!!

A repaint is not needed.

You need these three things:

Polisher: http://www.autogeek.net/porter-cable-7424xp.html

Pads, Orange/White/Black: http://www.autogeek.net/vcpad.html

Some compounding polish: http://www.autogeek.net/menzerna-polish-po203.html and maybe this: http://www.autogeek.net/menzerna-nan...ng-polish.html

If you have a lot of patience and time, you can do this yourself. Otherwise, take it to a pro and expect to pay $500-$800 to get it looking better-than-showroom-new.
__________________
SamS is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-23-2013, 10:28 PM   #9
kskpsu
Private First Class
 
kskpsu's Avatar
 
Drives: Anything German
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Posts: 173
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
'11 BMW 1M  [5.00]
'13 BMW X5M  [0.00]
'14 Audi S6  [0.00]
'05 MB CLK55 AMG Cab  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by SamS View Post
Noooooo!!!

A repaint is not needed.

You need these three things:

Polisher: http://www.autogeek.net/porter-cable-7424xp.html

Pads, Orange/White/Black: http://www.autogeek.net/vcpad.html

Some compounding polish: http://www.autogeek.net/menzerna-polish-po203.html and maybe this: http://www.autogeek.net/menzerna-nan...ng-polish.html

If you have a lot of patience and time, you can do this yourself. Otherwise, take it to a pro and expect to pay $500-$800 to get it looking better-than-showroom-new.
+1...this is the paint correction you need.
__________________
-kskpsu
kskpsu is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-24-2013, 12:40 AM   #10
heverlee
Private
 
Drives: X3
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: AZ

Posts: 53
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SamS View Post
Noooooo!!!

A repaint is not needed.

You need these three things:

Polisher: http://www.autogeek.net/porter-cable-7424xp.html

Pads, Orange/White/Black: http://www.autogeek.net/vcpad.html

Some compounding polish: http://www.autogeek.net/menzerna-polish-po203.html and maybe this: http://www.autogeek.net/menzerna-nan...ng-polish.html

If you have a lot of patience and time, you can do this yourself. Otherwise, take it to a pro and expect to pay $500-$800 to get it looking better-than-showroom-new.
thanks, I will go to a pro and have insurance take care of that since I have a deductible of $250
heverlee is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-24-2013, 06:25 AM   #11
SamS
Brigadier General
 
SamS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 ActiveHybrid 3
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 4,494
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by heverlee View Post
thanks, I will go to a pro and have insurance take care of that since I have a deductible of $250
Going to a pro is smart, but I will be surprised if your insurance will let you file a claim for this. Let us know!
__________________
SamS is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:54 AM.




xbimmers
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST