Annoying scratches [Archive] - Hyundai Elantra Forum

: Annoying scratches

05-21-2004, 09:35 PM
does anybody else's black/ dark colored xds seem to just scratch really easily? I swear i notice a tiny scratch or dink every few weeks. in any case, know of any good (cheap) ways to cover- up?

05-21-2004, 10:17 PM
My black car looks like it's been drive across forty acres of shrubbery. Hyundai paint sucks.

05-22-2004, 02:10 AM
google-meguiars color x and 3m has a specific product for this works great . . its in a grey bottle about 16 oz i believe

05-22-2004, 02:49 PM
Ugh, I feel your pain. I got mine slightly used and whoever had it before me must have like to put stuff on the trunk, cuz it's got a bunch of scratches!!! I def. need to get a high quality paint job somewhere in the near future!!

05-23-2004, 12:09 AM
hyundai also had cheap thin door metal that is easy as hell to ding

05-23-2004, 11:11 AM
I'm glad I spent the extra cash to get the 5 yr paint and interior warrenty. If they can't get out the scratches or acid rain spots at the shop, they'll repaint the entire car for you free of charge. Also, if there's damage to the interior that they can't fix, they'll replace the interior panelling and seats for you (I have a GT, and leather seats are expensive), free of charge.

I think it's like 500 bucks, and some dealerships are willing to give this warrenty if you are still within the 5 year bumper to bumper warrenty.

05-23-2004, 11:15 AM
Hyundai silver is the BEST you dont notice ****.

05-23-2004, 06:36 PM
Hyundai silver is the BEST you dont notice ****.
I dont think so mine is chiped all to hell f'ing new england winters suck, plus i think they use more gravel than sand around here on the roads. :mad:

05-23-2004, 06:48 PM
Hyundai silver is the BEST you dont notice ****.

That's not completely true. You can see the door dings. I have a couple.

05-23-2004, 07:38 PM
google-meguiars color x and 3m has a specific product for this works great . . its in a grey bottle about 16 oz i believe
cool, me thinks that i will partake of this product you speak of

07-17-2004, 11:41 AM
I agree, The silver ones is nice. I don't have can't see not scartches on mine. Looks like new.

07-17-2004, 02:39 PM
My cobalt blue seems to pick up scratches. I am always waxing or buffing something out.

04 elantra cvvt
07-17-2004, 07:46 PM
3-M makes a product called One Step Cleaner Wax. They make it for light and dark colored cars, and this stuff works to get out scratches. I have used it many times, and with a little elbow grease, they come right out.

07-18-2004, 12:36 AM
I have a silver GT and the same ******* has slammed his door into mine twice, once in the driver side and once in the passenger side . I got small dents from both and big chunks of red paint on both doors. Doors do dent easily though, and paint isn't all that strong.

Just in case anyone wanted to know: I keyed the a-holes car (but not with a key, instead I used a rock), and put a gay bumper sticker right at the sight line of his windshield.

04 elantra cvvt
07-18-2004, 01:24 AM
Well, that's one way to take care of a bad situation. Just hope that he never gets on this board. Ahh.. Turn-about is fair play in my book.

07-18-2004, 01:25 PM
use the meguires works for a while...until the scratches come back as the wax deteriorates.....sigh!

My car is only 7 months old and it too is "beaten up" even though I try to take care of the car (as all of us on this board try to do) dark color cars just suffer!

04 elantra cvvt
07-18-2004, 02:42 PM
I'm tellin ya, that 3-M Cleaner Wax is the best I have found if you don't have a buffer. Two or three coats and a little elbow grease will take them right out.

07-19-2004, 02:57 AM
i just might get that too...add it to my car care stuff collection!

07-19-2004, 09:33 AM
I have tried alot of different stuff. I dont know what its called but the stuff our detailers use is really good I just usually borrow some from them. For a 2001 my car still is in pretty good shape paint wise no big scratches or scrapes.