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View Poll Results: How should I fix these scratches (I don't want them to rust)!
Buff it out and touch it up $140 7 58.33%
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If the scratches do not go through the clear coat, I've had some success with a pen that I bought at an auto parts store that fills the scratch with a clear ink?? that cures in sunlight. If it does go through, then maybe partially fill the scratch with a color touch up, then use the pen to finish it up..

Good luck on this. I go balistic when I find scratches like these and fix them as good as I can so they don't show as much.

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Fill scratches in with quality paint (not touch up crap), several layers, sand/feather smooth with surrounding clear-coat, shot geberal area with clear, feather with very low grit paper and buff. Good as new. Should cost you no more than materials, and an afternoon. I'd call this a 12 pack project myself...just saying.
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Fill scratches in with quality paint (not touch up crap), several layers, sand/feather smooth with surrounding clear-coat, shot geberal area with clear, feather with very low grit paper and buff. Good as new. Should cost you no more than materials, and an afternoon. I'd call this a 12 pack project myself...just saying.

I think this is a great suggestion.
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Fill scratches in with quality paint (not touch up crap), several layers, sand/feather smooth with surrounding clear-coat, shot geberal area with clear, feather with very low grit paper and buff. Good as new. Should cost you no more than materials, and an afternoon. I'd call this a 12 pack project myself...just saying.
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!
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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!
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