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Someone tell me how bad this scratch is?

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by oxf77, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. SL55 Mark

    SL55 Mark Senior Member

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    LOL :D
     
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    I think it needs reshelling as there must be something more to it than meets the eye.
     
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    OX if thats metalic paint its going to be hard to hide it yourself. But a good scratch repair will get it 100% you might have to shop around but guys are out there . Mt cousin has two bmw , and the garsge is not to big. Pulling the saloon out he catched the mirror on the wing of the other bm .It looked like your picture .But the paint chap did it ,Cost £100 but well worth it ..
     
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    Disagree - used this method on my Maserati with good effect. If you take your time and are careful it doesn't do any damage. It does rely on a degree of skill and patience.

    If the mark is from another car, i.e on top of the OG paint, then polishing it off you are potentially polishing an equivalent amount of the surrounding OG clear coat off as well.
     
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    IKR, first thing I do if I see a mark on paint is reach for the T cut and buff it with a rag, wouldn't even think twice about it.

    Procrastinating over buffing off a potential dirty mark is quite funny. There is a small chance though that if he T-Cuts the mark, that his car may vanish into a black hole and take him and his house along with it though, I think that may be what his worry is?
     
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    Black holes are dangerous - do not scoff !
     
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    Emm...err...emm...righty oh...
     
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    Wet your finger and give it a rub. The stuck on stuff will come off and you can see what damage there is. Looks to me like T-Cut will do it.
     
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    Good call...and happy birthday?
     
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    Almost looks, to me, in the second pic like a smear of rubber or similar, in which case even Tar Remover (or neat petrol on a rag) would remove it. Certainly T Cut would and wouldn't damage your own paintwork either. Only downside of that is you will probably have a small shiny area and will end up having to T Cut the entire car to match! :mrgreen:
     
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    Petrol does work well, careful not to rub it in too much though.

    I once reversed out of my garage over a can of carpet glue :(

    It exploded and proceeded to cover the left side of my CLK with glue, it was a disaster. I quickly grabbed my can of fuel and started removing it all, then washed it off and polished it all straight back up, that was two years ago, it was good as new no damage or problems at all :)

    I must admit when I opened the door it was a brown trouser moment for a bit though, thankfully none went on the soft top, that may have been another matter!
     
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    A cheap trick I've used is to put a tiny bit of Jif (Cif) cleaning cream on a cloth through a finger (so you can restrict where you rub to the scratch etc). Obviously you only rub it off GENTLY and if it works, apply some polish immediately.

    It was more effective in the days before metallic paint because you rubbed a bit of the surrounding paint into the crack. But just like T-Cut, you should always go gently!
     
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    has the OP cleaned it off yet? :confused:
     
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    Media blasting should shift it. I know a man locally cleaned some cement mixer wheels for me. Lovely job. Shiney shiney.
     
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    Probably not! :D:D
     

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