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#8 of 31 Windshield Scratch
Sep 15, 2008 (4:34 am)
I have a 2008 Mazda3 HP with only 8k miles. I noticed that my windshield wipers have made a long scratch each on my windshield. I believe this is a wiper defect. Has anyone had this problem? Is this covered by warranty? Thanks
#9 of 31 Re: Windshield Scratch [hawre]
Jan 20, 2009 (8:19 am)
I have a similiar problem on my two year old car. I think some dirt got trapped under the wiper and left a 4 inch scratch mark on the one side of my windshield.
When I showed it to the dealer they said it wouldn't be covered under warranty.
When the weather gets warmer I am going to try some glass polish on it to try and lessen the visability of it.
#11 of 31 Swirrled up my Black 2007 Mazda 3 GT!!!
Sep 25, 2006 (5:51 pm)
Okay, so I followed all the directions. I didn't got polyester. I got a nice cotton chenille hand sponge. I washed it and resoaped it every chance I got. Washed from top to bottom. I've only owned the car a month. I didn't have time to dry it, so I just drove to my appointment. Stopped at the gas station where the light was bright and what did I see to my surprise?!?!? Not only were there watermarks, but suddenly I noticed tiny little scratches!!! ON MY BRAND NEW BLACK CAR!!! Did I mess it up? What do I do? I'm bugg'in out here!!!
#12 of 31 Re: Swirrled up my Black 2007 Mazda 3 GT!!! [jong81]
Sep 26, 2006 (10:07 am)
Owning a black car will show EVERY single little flaw in the paint. Might want to try getting just a cheap orbital buffer and some 3m finishing compound and go over the areas lightly...odds are this will solve the problem. Also consider the light scratches may have been there since you bought it but didnt notice till you looked closely while washing it.
#13 of 31 Re: Swirrled up my Black 2007 Mazda 3 GT!!! [jong81]
Sep 26, 2006 (10:34 am)
I think there is NO WAY to avoid those swirl marks, or spider scratches, on a black car. Been there, done that. So I've sworn off black cars (unless it's a Porsche or Ferrari that I can afford to drive only on sunny weekends! )
#14 of 31 Re: Swirrled up my Black 2007 Mazda 3 GT!!! [jong81]
Apr 15, 2007 (10:24 am)
No, you didn't mess up! You bought a black car.
#15 of 31 Re: Swirrled up my Black 2007 Mazda 3 GT!!! [jong81]
Apr 16, 2007 (6:24 am)
I use to own a black car and never again. These swirl marks and never ending. I hate staring at them and nothing that you can do will get them off. Not even waxing with the best products and best hand polish machine. Black cars are notorious for seeing everything. Sorry, but you had to get a black car didn't you? JK. Black does look rich. I admit.
#16 of 31 Re: Swirrled up my Black 2007 Mazda 3 GT!!! [stallionre]
Apr 17, 2007 (10:25 pm)
I'm not sure how much this might help but check out Eagle One's Nano Wax products.
#17 of 31 Re: Swirrled up my Black 2007 Mazda 3 GT!!! [mazdrvr]
Apr 18, 2007 (6:22 am)
Thanks guys! Yeah ... I'm realizing it hard to keep this thing clean - the mica finish helps, and when it's overcast, the car beams!!! But if it's sunny, I notice everything and want to tear my hair out. I'm having it detailed soon by this guy who used to do higher end cars, like ferrari's and such. My friend says he's amazing. He said his mother has a black Acura, and some raccoons had a fight on the hood and scratched the whole thing up - he got it all out. He toughes it up and he takes out any dings as well. I'll let you know how it goes.