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    Well it all started when I reversed into a car park pillar at work ...

    Very slight scrape to the rear wheel arch.

    Called Chipsaway ..... young guy came (eventually - he was rained off 5 times). He filled the scrape and mixed his own paint and painted the filled part .... the finish was dull and matt and there was significant overspray around the wheel arches and plastic trim. The following day it was very clear that the paint match was bobbins ... I got the T-Cut out a few days later and rubbed and rubbed, eventually (accidentally) rubbing all of the numpty chipsaway paint virtually off - could not be bothered ringing him back again to have another go at it, cost me £70.00

    Bought some aerosol spray and lacquer (top coat) from the dealer.

    Today ..... I had a go ....

    I cleaned the rear panel and masked all the wheel and wheel arch.

    Had a go with the colour spray and left a bit blob on the car ... rushed for the cloth and remembered the solvent in the paint also removes the paint on the car as well ... D'oh

    Finally get the aerosol spray colour sorted , with some overspray on the panel and leave it to dry.

    The paint was now dull and fairly matt finish.

    Had a go with the top coat - clear laquer .... What a nightmare, overspray everywhere and about 4 drips to contend with.

    Stop for something to eat

    Go out and then polished away all the excessive overspray and see that the actual colour match is perfect but some of the area is a bit dull where the clear top coat hasn't been applied and the 4 drips are still faintly visible ...

    Will have to go to a body shop and get a quote for reapplication of just the top clear coat to the rear wheel arch panel and bottom of the rear bumper ...

    Not very impressed with my DIY skills .... but it was my first time though !

    Anybody know the likely cost of a quick top coat laquer for a reas wheel arch panel and bottom of bumper?

    also, any bodyshop recommendations in Warrington / Cheshire

    Thanks ...

    No more car spraying for me

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    Never works with a rattle can tbh, and the laquer is like propelled treacle.

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    I couldn't bear to photogrpah my dreadful efforts .... it is bad, but not mega dreadful though

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    Well, I have been rubbing away like alladin and his lamp on the panel with t-cut and a polishing rag -

    Managed to remove most of the polish and excess clear coat and am very pleased with the result.

    By rubbing with T-Cut I have reduced most of the 4 clear coat drips to almost invisible.

    I won't be runnnig to a bodyshop for a quote just yet I don't think.

    I will be binning the aerosol tins though .... never again

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    I have never been successful in touching stone chips and scratches with touch up paint or spray can,s. I think you have to be very lucky or skillful to make a good job of it.

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    well if it bugs you to much Denzo ,...............you know you,ll have to get it redone

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    Quote Originally Posted by denzo View Post

    No more car spraying for me
    Know the feeling........and the embarrassment . Aerosol spray is brilliant for hidden parts though LOL
    Last edited by john_k_sri; 10th August 2007 at 18:50. Reason: spelling

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    its being patient, too much spray before its dry causes the most problems. Try Palatine motors off wilderspool causeway http://www.palatinemotors.co.uk/ cheap and quality repairs. Used them twice and they do a decent job.

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    Rob,

    Thanks for the recommendation - I may give these guys a shout if and when I decide to have a few coats of top coat applied

    Cheers

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