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    Default Yet another car keyed....Help please!

    my car has been keyed across the bonnet just the one in the middle of the pics, the other line is a telegraph wire..anyone know what sort of cost this is going to be ...will it cost alot as the car is red possibly??and will need blending in?

    or is there any way I can sort this myself its down through the primer..




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    dont try it. i did and made it worse. whole panel needs re painting now

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    I have seen people use a touch up kit from paints4u, slowly build it up, wet sand it and polish off with a PC. But if your not confident then leave it well alone!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    There's a product called Langka, about £15 for a bottle. Basically, it dissolves touch-up paints, but doean't do any harm to OEM paint due to them being different types of paint. It's what a lot of these fast repair places like Chips-Away use.

    Basically, you apply a touch-up paint in the usual manner, then after about an hour when it's tacky, put some Langka on a cloth and rub gently over the painted area, which will remove excess paint and blend/smooth it in. Once the paint has dried, just lightly rub down with some 3000 grit wet and dry, then give it a machine polish. I've had some good results with it. The deeper the scratch, the better the results will be. As long as the colour is a good match, the finish should be good.

    It does take a certain amount of skill, it depends how 'handy' you are at doing stuff like this as to wether you want to tackle it yourself.

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    give paul at wonder detail a bell m8 he should be able to sort that out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swaite53 View Post
    There's a product called Langka, about £15 for a bottle. Basically, it dissolves touch-up paints, but doean't do any harm to OEM paint due to them being different types of paint. It's what a lot of these fast repair places like Chips-Away use.

    Basically, you apply a touch-up paint in the usual manner, then after about an hour when it's tacky, put some Langka on a cloth and rub gently over the painted area, which will remove excess paint and blend/smooth it in. Once the paint has dried, just lightly rub down with some 3000 grit wet and dry, then give it a machine polish. I've had some good results with it. The deeper the scratch, the better the results will be. As long as the colour is a good match, the finish should be good.

    It does take a certain amount of skill, it depends how 'handy' you are at doing stuff like this as to wether you want to tackle it yourself.

    Will have a looksee m8 cheers...Will try tackling it myself first

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    Quote Originally Posted by toon sri View Post
    give paul at wonder detail a bell m8 he should be able to sort that out

    ah is he the guy outside of morpeth will give him a ring cheers m8

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    Sorry to hear this mate ! Good luck !

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    sorry to see the scratch -
    hate it when someone does that - hopefully the posts above will help you get it sorted - keep us posted

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