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Uhh, Scratches, will it buff out and how?

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I hit a metal bar on the freeway yesterday, didn't see it until I ran it over. After a Jan 1, 2005 pickup date, this was the longest I have owned a new car without a single scratch. The streak is now over.

Anyway, there are several scratches, all about 3 inches long, ranging from what look like clearcoat depth to one where the undercoat can be seen, can't tell if it's down to bare metal. They are very narrow, though, like what a knifle blade would do.

Will any/all of this come out/buff out/etc?

What's the best aproach?
Touch up?
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It's not DCX cutting corners on paint. Two things are at work: black is just like that, and people are jerks. You should have seen what people would do to my Benz back when my dad bought it in 85...I don't understand it. When I see a nice car I think "hey cool!" but it seems like an aweful lot of people just get jealous.
I think it's the scratch gremlins...I'm finding scrathes all over that I can't explain. Luckily they're not visible from far. I hope a good detail shop can get them out.
If you are seeing scratches in the clearcoat that can not be felt with a fingernail, the most likely cause is the washing technique. It can be caused by a car wash or towels that are not paint friendly. I have used my orbital buffer with the appropriate pads to remove these types of scratches. In fact, my bro-in-law used a scrubby sponge to remove some love bugs on his Denali and I was able to get some pretty bad marks out for him. Saved him some bucks from getting it professionally removed. A good detailer can remove these types of scratches no problem.
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