I came across this video and thought it super helpful to explain how you can decide to tackle different scratches on your car. He also shows how to use - and the importance of - PTGs (Paint Thickness Guides) and how to use one that does not separate between different paint types (Clear, Base & Primer) - (those ones are way more pricey than the basic PTGs).
Very well explained and demo'ed I think - and as a bonus, the guy is using a Lexus as the car example so I guess the paint would be similar to the Toyotas. (not sure if American Toyotas have same paint as UK Toyotas though)
As an aside, the video reminded me of a Land Rover Freelander that had long scratches all down one side, similar to that Lexus' bonnet scratch and was the same colour ... looked black but actually green. I wet sanded that (with some cautious encouragement from Charlie (not sure if he recalls? was many years ago!)) and then a polish, and the scratches were gone and the customer was well impressed
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