Originally Posted by gopherdoctor
Thanks for all the great suggestions. I suppose do it yourself is a good way to go if it just costs me a few materials. If I fail I can always have the bodyshop fix it afterwards. I need some clarification on the procedure:
1 Fill scratches in with quality paint (not touch up crap), several layers.
2 sand/feather smooth the surrounding clear-coat ?? shot geberal area with clear??
~ what type of sand paper?
~ what type of clear coat? (does it come in a touch up pen)
~ what do you mean by "shot geberal area with clear?"
3 feather with very low grit paper and buff. Good as new.
~ what can I use to buff it?
Thanks so much for the help!
>600 wet paper will take you down past the scratch.
>I would check with your paint supplier to find what they can provide in low quantity that is compatible with your OEM clear.
>Ha..meant to say "general area", which means to cover the repair plus 3-6 inches past to get some overlap of new and old.
>"low grit" means high number, like in the 1000's, again your paint supplier can help you here.
>buff with some finishing compound from a reputable companies like 3M.
Sorry for the late response, good luck, you can do it!