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    Wife has just rang me to tell me some horrible little scum bag has keyed our car, from the boot the the bonnet on the ns, she says it's very deep. Is this a job for the mobile chip repair man or is it a body's hop job. I'm in work today doing overtime for a few pennies for our hols which will no be getting spent having the damage repaired (only for it to be again do doubt) so I hop the little sod is cosy in bed whilst I was out early this morning at work. I'll get some pics later when I get home maybe you can advise me better.

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    if its down to the primer then it will probibly be a paint shop job .and thats not going to be cheap .

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulman View Post
    if its down to the primer then it will probibly be a paint shop job .and thats not going to be cheap .
    Yeah I didn't think it would be. Would every panel have to be re sprayed?

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    As a rule if you can catch the edge of the scratch with your finger nail, it will most likely be too deep to polish out.

    If the edge of the scratch feels flat, a polish such as Meguiars Ultimate Compound or Gtechniq P1 might succeed at removing the scratch. More so if you have a DA.

    As soulman stated, if it is down to the primer; bodyshop it is unfortunately.

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    Feel for you mate my old Vectra got done and I was physically sick !

    Have a look for a thread of mine and see if it's as bad, good news is with some wet and dry and DA I managed to get it looking good again.

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    Post up some pics rob and i will see if we can advice you as to the best course of action .
    Driving vauxhall,s for 30 + years
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    It might be worth getting the local Scratchmaster type franchise to take a look. We've had a few company cars get key type damage, and they've been able to sort it out fairly cheaply in the carpark.

    Not a guarantee that they'll be able to sort it, but at least it might be worth getting their opinion as to whether it can be corrected without having to respray the whole panel.

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    Thanks for replies peeps my mrs
    Has sent me some pics, she says it doesn't look bad on the pics but when ur in front of it there bad. Spent 8 hrs two week ago polishing this and some little swine has done this

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    Hope these pics come out I've sent them off my phone again my wife sent them to me off her phone. Must admit there not as bad as she first said but still.

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    Looks like you can see white mine was same but I'm sure it can be polished out with a rotary or DA

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