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    Hey everyone.

    Well over the next couple of days im going to give my car a good clean, however one thing that always lets it down is the big scratch I have along the passenger side.

    Now it isn't the scratch that bothers me, its the badly applied touch up paint that was put over it.

    Is there a way to remove this and not to effect the paint under it... or would it be too late to do anything other than getting it done professionally?

    Thanks

    Lew

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    You could flatten in to the same level as the existing paint using wet and dry. To remove it you would likely end up removing the original surrounding paint, you'd have to be incredibly patient and careful with some cutting paste. I wouldn't risk it myself.
    Aside from that, you'd need a painter.

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    g3 cutting compound will remove it and also t-cut . i had the same on my last car , it looked like he used a 1" brush lol. so i used g3 to remove it and scratch was hardly anything - so i used 1500 and 2000 wet and dry to smooth it out , g3 compound and then a good polish ,dont rub to hard let the coumpond do the work same with the wet and dry. touch ups always look worse because it always looks darker and stands out more . it was either have a go myself or pay £50 to blow it in .

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    another tip , silicone dash spray can mask scratches that are not very deep as car polish can build up in the scratch .

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