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  1. Deep scratch repair and general cleaning

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey all looking for some detailing advice. I just bought a new to me ’17 Mazda 3 Touring for 12k OTD. It, unfortunately, has got some blemishes in the paint. Some worse than others. I’ve got a Dr. Colorchip set on its way to help me fix at the very least some of the imperfections. So it looks...
  2. Side view mirror scratches?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Just wondering if anyone else has had trouble with this. There are some fine scratches on my driver side view mirror from previous owner. It's the sGT mirrors with the side warning icons and looks like it is made of mirrored plastic? I'm sure there is no way to fix it, but thought I would warn...
  3. 16 inch Mazda wheels like new no scrapes or scratches .with new set of firestone win

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    Asking a grand 1000.00 and I'll drive 400 miles to meet up .I live in central Wisconsin Sent from my LG-V495 using Tapatalk
  4. How to remove scratches from dashboard?

    2004-2009 Mazda3Appearance & Interior
    Hi there, I drive a 2004 Mazda 3, helped a buddy move a table the other day and it scratched up my dash pretty good (no good deed goes unpunished, right?) The scratches are only located on the surface of the air bag cover, which has that 'carbon fibery' bumpy texture on it. I was wondering...
  5. Detailed, ppf applied, and scratches everywhere

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Kind of depressed this evening. Took my brand new Mazda3 to the detailer to get micro scratches and swirls removed from the paint (courtesy the dealer prep bozos). It looked beautiful when the detailer was finished with it. Brought the car home, and early the next morning took it to another...
  6. Need help removing scratches on plastic

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I was transporting some material in my car and resting it on my dash on a cloth (stupid decision in retrospect), and it started rubbing against the plastic screen above the infotainment unit. I didn't notice until I got home. Its a pretty bad scratch about 1.5 inches long and extremely...
  7. Hard plastic scratches

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I recently noticed really random patterned scratches on the hard plastic part along the side of the center console (passenger side). Figured out that's were my wife was putting her purse. It has this metal piece on the side we suspect has been doing the scratching. I tried rubbing it out but...
  8. Toothpaste to remove light scratches on glass?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I had my windows tinted last Friday and I found out they scratched the outside of two of my windows in the process, probably when they were cutting the film (they look like thin razor cuts). They're really hard to see, and most people would never notice them, but under the right light I can make...
  9. Scratches on Glovebox - Repairable?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey Guys! First post for me! This forum has been a wealth of knowledge for me! I took delivery of my 14' Astina Hatch about two weeks ago. Since I have noticed a few little scratches on the face of my glove box. They have been caused by my Fiancée's handbag as she gets in and out of the...
  10. Scratches on the Black Piano Trim

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I am so done with the glossy black plastic trim; it scratches like crazy. I don't know if my microfiber cloth had something small embedded in it or what, but I noticed some more surface scratches on it over the weekend. This, on top of a slightly deeper scratch that a passenger accidentally made...
  11. 2014 Red - paint chips and clear coat scratches

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    What is the best touch up paint for paint chips and clear coat scratches? How best to repair clear coat scratches?
  12. Minor scratches

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Noticed some minor scratches on hood. Not sure if something I did or came from dealer like that. Anyone have any suggestions on what to use to hide them?
  13. Scratches on matte plastic part of bumper

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Well today was rather upsetting. Went into the grocery store for about 20 minutes and came out to this. Any idea how I can remedy the scratches/dings? Pretty annoyed and upset right now. :argh 1:
  14. Clear-Coat Scratches

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Anyone use Meguiar's Scratch X or other solvents to remove scratches? I just noticed there are streaks across the hood right below the wipers. I have a feeling the dealer did it when they washed the car without asking me. It's still smooth and didn't appear to dig into the clear coat but you can...
  15. scratches in paint

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Appearance & Interior
    Hey guys, I am new here so go easy on me! I am a previous honda owner, and so far not looking back. I just picked up a used 2010 Mazda 3s with 40k miles on it. I have had it for three days, and wow. I am impressed. The tech package is awesome. Car is perfect other than a few things I didn't...
  16. How would you fix these scratches?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey guys ! Just wanted to get different opinions on what to do to fix these scratches on my mazda3 2010 GX (pictures are below). I bought a touch-up pen from my dealership and the associate told me also that Mazda can repaint my whole front bumper for around 200$. What do you suggest? Any help...
  17. scratches on wheels, please to tell what you think

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Wheels and Tires
    had rims balanced at treadquarters and they scratched all 4 of my rims, the rims were a week old and they want to compensate me by repolishing these brand spanking new rims...what do you think....what would you do or say to them? this is their solution? wtf?
  18. Brushed Aluminum Scratches Easily

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Just kind of pissed that after only a few days, I noticed a few scratches on the brushed aluminum next to the shifter on the center console and a scratch on the inside door handle. I don't think their is anything you can use to remove the scratches, but is there anything you can use to protect...
  19. How to fix (bad) scratches?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    10+ years of parking in the same parking garage, and never once hit anything. Buy a new car, and bam. I was rushed and backed into a tall thin metal support pole in one of the spaces. Some of the scratches are clear coat, some are much deeper. Any and all advice on fixing this would be most...
  20. what can I do for these scratches?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    my friends crazy dog ran up to my car and jumped on it causing scratches all over the middle pillar. Since it's not the same paint as the car (clear coated etc), does anyone have advice on how I could get rid of the scratches? the middle pillars between the windows are more of a matte finish...