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Old 05-31-2015, 12:13 PM
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Someone graciously left me with scratches all down my passenger door and a nice deep gash on the wheel well. How should I get this fixed? Also any idea on the cost? I have the red tricoat paint, if that helps any when estimating the price. Thanks!
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Deep scratches...respray or touch-up?

Fingernail deep scratches suck. How old is you car? Fading from the sun can make the new touch up paint stand out a lot and make it look tacky.
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Originally Posted by ATOMbomb View Post
Fingernail deep scratches suck. How old is you car? Fading from the sun can make the new touch up paint stand out a lot and make it look tacky.
It's a 2009 model year. The paint is in excellent condition besides for these scratches.
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Deep scratches...respray or touch-up?

Touch up paint could work but it would never be the same as being sprayed. Your lucky it's not a metallic and could probably get away with it depending how **** you are.

You could alway do touch up paint. Wet sand the area with 2000 grit and then a 3m compound. But that's only if you have a buffer really. That would kinda blend it in.
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Touch up paint could work but it would never be the same as being sprayed. Your lucky it's not a metallic and could probably get away with it depending how **** you are.

You could alway do touch up paint. Wet sand the area with 2000 grit and then a 3m compound. But that's only if you have a buffer really. That would kinda blend it in.
How much would touch up paint cost? With my special paint color do you know where I could get it from? Thanks for the help!
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Deep scratches...respray or touch-up?

Maybe like 10 or 15 from a car quest for the bottle with brush and pen tip thing.
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Maybe like 10 or 15 from a car quest for the bottle with brush and pen tip thing.
Will I need anything special to match that paint? Also will I need to seal it with a clear coat?
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Deep scratches...respray or touch-up?

Check your door for the paint code. I hVe seen people take a clear nail polish over it but I don't think it's necessary.
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There are paint shops that can match the factory paint. You can also use a toothpick to apply the paint.
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