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
No more car spraying for me