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post 12th May 2011 15:50
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could someone point me to a web-site that shows how to remove a scratch from the paint work.

really cannot believe I was so stupid as to mis judge the gap between her car and the hedge while on the lawn mower..gouged a horrible scratch or 3 down the bumper of her Spider..

wow am I in the merde!

tried T cut and polish but I need to fill the deep scratch in first....
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post 12th May 2011 15:56
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QUOTE(Steve Hill @ 12th May 2011 16:50) *
could someone point me to a web-site that shows how to remove a scratch from the paint work.
really cannot believe I was so stupid as to mis judge the gap between her car and the hedge while on the lawn mower..gouged a horrible scratch or 3 down the bumper of her Spider..

wow am I in the merde!

tried T cut and polish but I need to fill the deep scratch in first....

Dentmaster! or some one similar. They did my van on the company, expensive but worth it. They erect a small tent round the car and the fill prime and rub down. I'd love to hate em' but they did a spot on job. 180 quid for an hours work.... I think it was more down to the dude than the company though!
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post 12th May 2011 17:53
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QUOTE(Steve Hill @ 12th May 2011 16:50) *
could someone point me to a web-site that shows how to remove a scratch from the paint work.

really cannot believe I was so stupid as to mis judge the gap between her car and the hedge while on the lawn mower..gouged a horrible scratch or 3 down the bumper of her Spider..

wow am I in the merde!

tried T cut and polish but I need to fill the deep scratch in first....



Doh! Been there done that and fixed it. Can you give us a pic of the damage?

I fixed mine which was a long 10-12" nail deep scratch with a cocktail stick, a size 00 artists brush and some touch up paint.

1. Clean the area thoroughly so there is no grease/traffic film.
2. Fold a small piece of fine 1500 grit wet & dry so you have a sharp thin edge and carefully run along the scratch.
3. Clean/blow of any dust/debris.
4. Spray/put some touch up into a small lid and carefully, steadily use either a cocktail stick or 00 artists brush apply the paint to the scratch so it sits slightly proud.
5. Ideally let it dry/cure for 48hrs - I cheated and used a hair dryer on warm setting and let it cool off for 24hrs
6. Using a either T-CUT or AutoGlym SRP, dab it on to a small corner of a cloth and apply in small circles over the scratch using your forefinger - this process needs patience as this is what flattens and blends the paint work.
7. Use a polish and apply as above.
8. Seal with a wax.
9. Stand back and admire
10. Have a beer and stand back and admire again - then think about addressing any stone chips and other marks

Hope that helps rolleyes.gif


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post 12th May 2011 18:01
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QUOTE(aamrit @ 12th May 2011 18:53) *
Doh! Been there done that and fixed it. Can you give us a pic of the damage?

I fixed mine which was a long 10-12" nail deep scratch with a cocktail stick, a size 00 artists brush and some touch up paint.

1. Clean the area thoroughly so there is no grease/traffic film.
2. Fold a small piece of fine 1500 grit wet & dry so you have a sharp thin edge and carefully run along the scratch.
3. Clean/blow of any dust/debris.
4. Spray/put some touch up into a small lid and carefully, steadily use either a cocktail stick or 00 artists brush apply the paint to the scratch so it sits slightly proud.
5. Ideally let it dry/cure for 48hrs - I cheated and used a hair dryer on warm setting and let it cool off for 24hrs
6. Using a either T-CUT or AutoGlym SRP, dab it on to a small corner of a cloth and apply in small circles over the scratch using your forefinger - this process needs patience as this is what flattens and blends the paint work.
7. Use a polish and apply as above.
8. Seal with a wax.
9. Stand back and admire
10. Have a beer and stand back and admire again - then think about addressing any stone chips and other marks

Hope that helps rolleyes.gif


nice guide smile.gif

do you wet the sand paper or use it dry?

my car is riddled with stone chips and scratches sad.gif

what about when some tool (a previous owner) has hand painted lacquer it looks like along a scratch and its WAY to proud angry.gif blink.gif rant.gif

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post 12th May 2011 18:07
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QUOTE(kirk46 @ 12th May 2011 19:01) *
nice guide smile.gif

do you wet the sand paper or use it dry?

my car is riddled with stone chips and scratches sad.gif

what about when some tool (a previous owner) has hand painted lacquer it looks like along a scratch and its WAY to proud angry.gif blink.gif rant.gif



Cheers Kirk,

Seriously matey this works a treat and requires patience. End result is literally an invisible repair. Its the method the repair guys use when doing small paint correction work - I have a friend who is a good professional detailler and used to work for Chips Away. Its Important to get the correct colour/touch-up and not to rush.

Forgot to mention, this method also works on stone chips, difference is that you dab the paint so it is 'doming' slightly proud of the surface.

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post 12th May 2011 18:55
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http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy165/f...le_2009/077.jpg

can't manage to post link properly....not my day....the top scratch is the worst...

still cannot believe I was so daft!

thanks very much for the guide..I'll be trying that soonest!
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post 12th May 2011 19:22
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you may get away with using 3000 grade wet and dry and then use T-cut to finish off, I did a similar thing as I nudged the 75 with mrs P's 147 and got away with it

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post 12th May 2011 19:33
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post 12th May 2011 19:35
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QUOTE(aamrit @ 12th May 2011 19:07) *
Cheers Kirk,

Seriously matey this works a treat and requires patience. End result is literally an invisible repair. Its the method the repair guys use when doing small paint correction work - I have a friend who is a good professional detailler and used to work for Chips Away. Its Important to get the correct colour/touch-up and not to rush.

Forgot to mention, this method also works on stone chips, difference is that you dab the paint so it is 'doming' slightly proud of the surface.


no worries biggrin.gif

so you dont have to re-lacquer the touched up areas?

i got a litre of paint mixed which i know is a perfect match biggrin.gif



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post 15th May 2011 12:41
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youtube,,,,,,scratch removal technics
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if u analys the deoth of the scratch through the eye glass then u will see the layering it has gone through and that means if it is scrath to just the laquar then you sand back either with 1500 (which i prefer when flat and polishing) or 2000 grade which i think is not course enugh through the duration and as such gives an un regulated (risk of going through by sanding back to much...)

the amount of scrathes you find out there that you can actually just re-work the laquar as of how think the laquar is, yet people believe it to be through to the paint.

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