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    hi all, last summer my car was badly scratched down the whole ns, i made contact with a guy over on dw site who had a go with a machine polisher and it made a big big differance, i simply couldnt afford to have it re sprayed as i was quoted silly money to repair. anyways the last few days for some reason the scratch appears to be very noticeable again. the guy who i took it too is a top bloke and advised me he didnt dare go too deep with a machine polisher as to not burn through the clear coat. he also advised me that i may get away with just the clear coat being done and it not needing any colour but ill have to save up some pennies for this. anyway to the point, is there any products i could use that would maybe make the scratch less noticable ??? ive got a da and polish etc but im thinking more of a filler, ive got some ag srp but dont know how affective this would be. i know at the end of the day a re spray is the only real solution but any advice welcome thanks guys. rob ( car is 2008 vec silver lightning )

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    You could try a touch up and build up some layers slightly higher than the original paint then cut it back with your da

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    have you got a quote off a local scratch guy ,
    depends how bad it is really !

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    If you cant afford respray you could touch in by hand
    using ultra fine scotch padflat off the area approx 1 inch either side of scratch.
    buy say 1/10th litre of colour matched base coat mix with thinners and touch in with fine artist brush any where that colour has been removed allow to flash off for 10 mins .
    Then using clearcoat mixed 2:1 with extra fast hardner and 10% thinners , touch in the clear coat to level with the paint.
    then with clear coat left over only use small amount add approx 50% -100% amount thinners this creats a thin fade out coat .
    Apply this over top of the clear especially at edges of the repairs ensuring to remain within the scotched area. This thinned coat much easier to blend in with polisher .
    leave a day to harden then lightly wet flat with p2000 wet and dry before polishing back in to surrounding paintwork .

    Wont be perfect but will be much better n shud only cost 20-25 quid for materials .

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