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    Booked in for this Thursday for 4 new tyres and the oxygen sensor job (apparently needs an ecu software upgrade followed by a check to see if the sensor shows up with a problem, if not then the part doesn't get changed!).

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    good job!

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    All done ok. 4 new tyres fitted complete with stick on weights... neat job without any damage to the wheels. The after care manager even cleaned my wheels inside and out. Tyres now have the code 2606 on so are fairly new off the production line but apart from that are essentially the same.

    ECU software upgraded to version 71 (72 is the latest but they had problems loading it on to their system so that will have to wait until it goes in next time)... had to get beyond vers 65 and then see if the oxygen sensor was showing as a fault which in the case of mine it was not so didn't need it changed. Fyi, it did say on the bulletin that Vx would cover this work under warranty up until Dec 2007.

    One problem following on from Harry's post about his steering wheel (sorry to see that m8)... in my case, not the fault of the garage but the **** who's old clunker was parked next to mine in the customer car parking spaces and he just happened to get served before me. Must have opened his door into the side of my car then proceed to sit in which made his car drop thus dragging his door edge down the side of my car (see pics, admittedly taken very close so looks a lot worse in the pics than it is... no dent luckily). My first scratch Question is, what's the best way to touch this up without making it look worse? First pic is on the door, second is on the side rubbing strip.

    PS - this is post me trying to polish the marks out btw.



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    have you tried a QUALITY cutting compound ( not T-cut) to see if it'll gently cut out..much more effective that polish..

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    What would be a quality compound? Only have T-cut.

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    Try Farecla G4 or G3 if you can get it...Don't know if helfrauds stock it but this stuff is PRO and it's magic..

    Tip.. wet the cloth and the panel before using it.. it cuts twice as fast than if it's all dry..

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    How would i polish these marks out without damaging the lacquer (spelling!)?

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    you wouldnt (albeit depends how far down u go with the cutting compound i guess), u'd need to seal the area with a sealant and then apply polish/wax.

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    sorry to be ignorant on this Plasma but am going to need more details on exactly what you mean about sealant.

    All I want to do is to make the scratches as difficult to spot as possible and am happy to take any advice offered.

    Thanks again

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    he means like a megiuars sealant.. a kind of paint treatment/polish..

    i'd try the G3 and see how it goes..if it's too deep for g3 then it'll have to be a re-paint..

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