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    Well pleased today!, My baby! passed Her driving test! (18yr old), I Went to southampton from the midlands 'After a night shift' to fetch her from uni, She had a 2hr lesson fri, & her test today!, Waa - Hooo! its a pass!!!, now i might have some money!, Bhaaaaaaaaaaaaa On the Other Hand Some ******* done my Boys car!, He's Gutted to the point! its Eating him up!, there's now a 'Down to the metal scratch' BIG STYLE on his n/s front door!, I'm feeling for him as some will be aware from my 'early' posts his ex gave him so much grief he was border line!, well i wont go there!, Is it possible to do anything with a job like this or?, is it a door respray?, many thanks for any advise.
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    some sort of decal mate
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    I'll try for a pic tomoz but its fairly big ( full length of door!) & 'deep', seems like a stanley blade or simular! poor lads in bits as he keeps it clean & loves his cars.

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    i feel for him mate am only 22 i wpuld be heart broke two there is some jelous ******s
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    Firstly congrats to your daughter mate. It is possible to repair a down to the metal scratch without a full respray, I know, it happened to me a few years back, it all depends on the levels of your talent or your mates. What you need to do is to get a touch up paint and cut the hairs of the brush down until there is no more than 3 or 4 hairs on it. You then very slowly build up the layers of paint until its slightly proud of the existing paint and leave to harden. Once you are sure you have enough paint you take an old style razor blade blade(know the kind I mean?) and gently scrape back the paint until its almost level with the original paint. once you start scraping the paint away you can see if there any dips in the paint that need topped up again. Once your satisfied that your level you can then use 2000-3000 grit wet and dry to flat it back and then after that cutting polishing to clean it up. Like I said this happened to me a few years back and a my brother in law and a mate of mine did the full length of my car like this, its was such a good job you really could only see a light trace if you looked along the car with the sunlight in the right direction. It does sound difficult but after watching them it was all basic stuff. I once did a small key mark by just filling the scratch and then just using AG Paint restorer to rub away the excess paint but that was on a white car where it was easy to do, I guess a silver or a black car it might not be so forgiving. The likes of Chips Away may be able to do the same sort of repair, or a Smart Repair specialist too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulvectrac View Post
    i feel for him mate am only 22 i wpuld be heart broke two there is some jelous ******s
    Yea! The lads only 21 & saving hard for his insurance 'due in nov',Thing is he's always been straight with his car tax/ins/mot, I INSISTED! & Hes been great! But he keeps geting kicked in the 'NUTS', HE'S WELL Down!,

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    Firstly congrats to your daughter mate. It is possible to repair a down to the metal scratch without a full respray, I know, it happened to me a few years back, it all depends on the levels of your talent or your mates. What you need to do is to get a touch up paint and cut the hairs of the brush down until there is no more than 3 or 4 hairs on it. You then very slowly build up the layers of paint until its slightly proud of the existing paint and leave to harden. Once you are sure you have enough paint you take an old style razor blade blade(know the kind I mean?) and gently scrape back the paint until its almost level with the original paint. once you start scraping the paint away you can see if there any dips in the paint that need topped up again. Once your satisfied that your level you can then use 2000-3000 grit wet and dry to flat it back and then after that cutting polishing to clean it up. Like I said this happened to me a few years back and a my brother in law and a mate of mine did the full length of my car like this, its was such a good job you really could only see a light trace if you looked along the car with the sunlight in the right direction. It does sound difficult but after watching them it was all basic stuff. I once did a small key mark by just filling the scratch and then just using AG Paint restorer to rub away the excess paint but that was on a white car where it was easy to do, I guess a silver or a black car it might not be so forgiving. The likes of Chips Away may be able to do the same sort of repair, or a Smart Repair specialist too.
    Sounds like you had a good job done!, although I'm very handy with the spanners Ive had very little experience with paint!, looks like its down to the metal, gone through the lacquer/paint/undercoat.

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    Great news about the test but sad to hear about the latter. I cant really help, imagine a re-spray is the best route, you know, just the top half or bottom half of the door (bump strip) is the best route. I can however imagine just how it feels as if it was me, I would be so so so annoyed and upset. Hope it gets sorted ok.

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    Google "Smart repair" for your area then, this is bread and butter to these guys.

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    Many thanks for the reply!, Im thinking it 'maybe the only' option!, There is a crease high up & a bump strip low/ mid way down, But its a pig realy & always at the wrong time!.

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