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    Default Bad weekend for my paint!

    While at my friends house Saturday night, had my car parked up outside his, Notorious for jealous little f**kers that cant afford their own nice things.
    Long story short, there is a nice big squigily key pattern on my front passenger side wing where a key once was.
    The area is about 3" x 3" as they have gone back and forward.
    I was annoyed at this but got engaged to my girlfriend earlier that day so on a bit of a high right now lol

    So really my question is whats the best way to get rid and sort it?
    Its not a deep scratch, just a lot of it.
    Doesnt seem to have gone down to bare metal, just the black layers and down to the primer.
    Would you suggest, taking it back to the primer and respray or would t-cut get it out?

    Thanks in advance guys,

    Jamie

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    sorry to hear your bad news mate ...not nice when something like this happens ....


    if its back to primer then its going to need painting ... TCUT (swear word) does just that cuts paint ... its not a filler

    maybe a smart repair would be the cheapest option rather than having the whole wing resprayed and blown in

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    If its down to the primer youd need to fill the scratch with paint, wet sand, compound etc...... Best bet would be to look into a Smart Repair from a specialist
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    Congrats on your engagement mate, First off, do not put Tcut anywhere near your car, it will only make it worse.

    As they guys above have said, if it is below the clear coat, then it needs touching up. Can you get a finger nail in it?

    Smart repairer or bodyshop by the sounds of it, sorry.

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    Yea, ive never used t-cut on any of my cars, i guess i was just hoping for a quick fix and get it as cheap as i can get it really.
    What steps would i look at doing if i was to repair it myself? Im an absalute novice when it comes to paint care.
    By smart repairer do you guys mean companies like chips away etc?

    Thanks for your input guys, always trying to learn new skills, engineer by trade and grew up on farms so making things pretty doesnt come naturaly im afraid.

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    Feel your pain buddy . Similar thing happened to me last weekend.

    Came home on Sunday afternoon and found a load of scratch marks on the bonnet.

    Where the car had been there a couple of days, some dust had gathered on it and these naughty kid had drawn all over it, … scratches from watches and belt buckles!

    I tell I was not pleased; I was saying the F word a lot! LOL

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    Do you have any pics of it? If it can't be machine polished out, then I would let a professional take to it with a paint gun. I personally would not try to paint my car.

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    I'll get a pic and post it up tonight so you can see the damage.
    I'm going to make some enquiries over the next few days and get a few prices and go from there.
    Will probably get the stone chips and other small scratches done while I'm at it

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    whats wrong with T-Cut?

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    Here's a couple of pictures of the scratch.





    Unfortunately I live next to a dusty building site so apologies for the mucky car, didn't have time to wash it yesterday.

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