As I type this now my car is getting a full exterior detail (hand wash, clean wheel and wheel wells, remove road tar and rail dust, buff exterior painted surfaces to remove oxidation, premium wax, and tire treatment) pretty much trying to get my car back in mint out of the factory condition (got a couple hail dents that im hoping to PDR next week)
but in case i have a couple scratches that don't buff out (im confident they will because they are super light) how do you feel about touch up paint? honestly in 25 years I have yet to see a touch up paint job done right. Even looking at youtube videos the people get mostly thumbs down and it looks awful!! I feel like you are better off just leaving a scratch as it is if it doesn't buff out because putting touch up, even the "correct way" makes it look even worse!