Paint Scratches are caused by a wide range of sources, and are extremely difficult to remove. The photo shows the type of scratch that CANNOT be removed. A deep scratch below the color coat must be repainted by a professional.
Most scratches are deep into the paint and require touch-up or complete re-painting. We will concentrate on 1000-600 grit, medium depth scratches that are in the top coat or clear coat, but do not respond to 2000 grit swirl removers. Paint levelers will also greatly improve deep scratches by wearing down the edge, making a scratch less noticeable.
Due to the evolution of modern paints, old fashioned compounds are no longer the preferred method of scratch removal. They often leave more damage than they remove. We prefer to use paint levelers. These new formulas contain heat reducing abrasives that flatten under high heat. This is why we recommend applying these "wonder products" with high-speed rotary polishers. Orbital's do not produce heat, so the effectiveness of a leveler is greatly reduced.