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Old 01-27-2004, 01:45 AM   #1
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I was wondering the best way to touch up the paint on my car. The PO got someone mad at her and they left her a message with a Key on the passenger door. Is maybe 1 inch tall by 2 inches long B***CH It really shows and I want to cover it without making it look worse Any suggestions???

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There'* one major thing I got to ask
Can you see the metal or primmer it makes a BIG difference.

If you cant see the metal/primmer then I might try the local detailing shop. Those people seem to always have a trick up their sleeve.

If you can see the metal/primmer then paint needs to be added. I'd take it to a local paint shop. Make sure the have a cusom paint matcher. My dealership had that when I needed work done on mine. They use a machine to take a 'picture' of the paint you have and they match it. If you just use the paint code to generate the original color it might like a slightly off because of fading and variation at the factory. I had my paint matched and you couldn't tell. And believe me if there'* a defect in the hood of a car you notice.

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If it'* down to the metal or primer like Slick said, you'll have to sand it down and repaint that area.

If it isn't too deep, I'd FIRST try to wet sand that area with 1500 grit sandpaper, dry the area, and then apply some Rubbing Compound over it. That will reduce the scratches a lot, especially if it'* not too deep.

If you haven't painted base coat clear coat before I'd let a shop touch that area up. Since it'* so small, they may not charge much (the person who scrathced it should really pay for it) but if you want to try and paint that area yourself, it isn't too hard at all. I'd mask off a slightly larger area than the scratched area, and follow the directions on the paint can (if you can find your color), apply clear coat,sand, and polish.

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no it is not down to the metal can not see any. No rust or anything there just the ugly word I will try the sanding I know someone who may be able to do it
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Ok, then sanding and rubbing compound is a good start. Keep us updated.
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another big thing is seeing if you can feel the scratches with your finger nail.

before sanding i try some liquid rubbing compound and a buffer/polisher. if that doesn't work, then resort to the wet sanding method.

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