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    small scratch on my magico s3mk2

    Hi guys

    accidentally my wife cause a small shallow scratch on the back of my magico s3mk2....any suggestion on how to make this go away ? similar to scratches on cars that can be wipes with some cleaning materials!

    any suggestions?

    Zaki
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    Re: small scratch on my magico s3mk2

    Automobile Compound on a soft cloth?

    At least it's on the back, but I totally understand.
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    Re: small scratch on my magico s3mk2

    Hi Zaki
    At least is on the back...
    But I’m afraid that because the speaker has a grainy surface you will not be able to use any car product or similar materials.
    Maybe trying to conceal the scratch with a black pencil can help.
    As much as it bothers, if it is a small scratch I would leave it and try to forget about it.

    Gaby

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    Re: small scratch on my magico s3mk2

    Quote Originally Posted by gabweb View Post
    Hi Zaki
    At least is on the back...
    But I’m afraid that because the speaker has a grainy surface you will not be able to use any car product or similar materials.
    Maybe trying to conceal the scratch with a black pencil can help.
    As much as it bothers, if it is a small scratch I would leave it and try to forget about it.

    Gaby
    Yikes, sorry. I have new A3s coming and I hope I'd be as calm as you are about it. Sometimes leaving it alone is the best. Mike may have a solution though? Good excuse to move up to the M series though.

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    Re: small scratch on my magico s3mk2

    In the United Kingdom we have a polishing compound called Farcela G3 permanent scratch remover. It’s a thick white consistency. I would try a small area to see if it has any effect.

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    Re: small scratch on my magico s3mk2

    a photo would help thinking. to know how bad it is.

    however, if you want it perfect, usually it needs sanding, original color, polishing.....from a professional!!!

    i d say it makes the speaker better and good luck it was the wife
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    Re: small scratch on my magico s3mk2

    oh shid, we are talking alluminium, sorry
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    Re: small scratch on my magico s3mk2

    I don’t think the “grainy aluminum finish” of the S3 will allow an easy fix.

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    How about a phone call to Magico before resorting to 80 grit sand paper and a Brillo pad?
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    Re: small scratch on my magico s3mk2

    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    How about a phone call to Magico before resorting to 80 grit sand paper and a Brillo pad?
    +1

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    Re: small scratch on my magico s3mk2

    Seems like everyone has come running with opinions yet we don’t even know what we’re looking at.

    Magico speakers are either finished in a gloss paint finish or a rough/textured powdercoat finish. Either way there is no easy repair that will return it to 100%.

    Take a photo and lets see.

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    Put a sticker over it! Out of sight, out of mind. That's what I used to do on my sport bikes when they got nicks and stone chips.

    Or, as others have menioned, just leave it alone. Its water under the bridge now. Go with the Japanese wabi-sabi philosophy.

    FWIW, serious watch collectors DO NOT want the watches they purchase to ever be polished or refinished in any way. They want 'em with the nicks and dings they've acquired over time. In fact, high-value vintage watches are worth MORE if they have never been polished or refinished.

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    Re: small scratch on my magico s3mk2

    mdzaki,

    Were you able to contact Magico? What's the verdict? So, sorry again that this happened.

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    Re: small scratch on my magico s3mk2

    awe hell, send 'em to me, I'll take them off your hands so you can sleep better ..............
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    Re: small scratch on my magico s3mk2

    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Cat View Post
    Or, as others have menioned, just leave it alone. Its water under the bridge now. Go with the Japanese wabi-sabi philosophy.

    FWIW, serious watch collectors DO NOT want the watches they purchase to ever be polished or refinished in any way. They want 'em with the nicks and dings they've acquired over time. In fact, high-value vintage watches are worth MORE if they have never been polished or refinished.
    The same goes for vintage guitars. Refinishing or overspraying reduces their value dramatically.

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    Re: small scratch on my magico s3mk2

    If the finish is MCAST you need a small quantity of the powdercoat, which you dissolve it an organic solvent (I forget which one), and then you touch up the scratch with a small paint brush. That is the procedure as explained to me when my S3 was scratched when undergoing a driver replacement.

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