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Old 10-01-2017, 07:56 PM
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Default Someone tell me how bad this scratch is?

Evening, noticed this scratch on my lower door panel. Its not too bad and my car is getting on a bit, but if I can get rid of it without spending too much obviously I'd be happy.

Just wondered if anyone can tell me how bad it is from the photos? Is it just a case of polish etc? I did try scratching it with my nail in case it was the transfer from the other surface but think its my paint missing.

The total length of the scratch is about 3 inches.

(I have a silver 05-plate C Class coupe)

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Old 10-01-2017, 07:58 PM
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Hard to say - try some T-cut first, see if that'll shift it.
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Old 10-01-2017, 07:59 PM
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If you are in his catchment area - http://chipandpaintrepairs.co.uk/ Excellent work and well priced. Say Alex Foti recommended you
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Hard to say - try some T-cut first, see if that'll shift it.
You know sometimes people can look at a pic and say "ooo you've gone straight through the X layer there" etc, thats why I just thought I'd see if anyone can tell me anything immediately obvious.
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You know sometimes people can look at a pic and say "ooo you've gone straight through the X layer there" etc, thats why I just thought I'd see if anyone can tell me anything immediately obvious.
It does look like a rubber mark, maybe from somebody shoe? A good polish may be able to remove it, hard to tell from a picture.
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If you are in his catchment area - http://chipandpaintrepairs.co.uk/ Excellent work and well priced. Say Alex Foti recommended you
Unfortunately i'm not. I'm sure there's people around here who could repair it, I just didn't want to really pay £90+ for some w****r's actions.
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It does look like a rubber mark, maybe from somebody shoe? A good polish may be able to remove it, hard to tell from a picture.
Here's another photo, although I'm not sure if it gives you much more detail.
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try the T-Cut first ...... you've nothing to lose (other than a couple of quid for the TCut if you've not already got some ..... but who doesn't have a 20 yr old bottle of T Cut in their garage? )
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It looks more like crud on top of the paintwork than a scratch of sorts or gouge from the picture.

Try some T cut like advised or scratch removed compound on it - even if it has gone through the laquer it won't make it any worse, it will be obvious whether the mark is coming off of the paint or not quite quickly.

My opinion is that it could be made to look much better with a mild cutting paste / t cut and a polish.

Might still have damage to the lacquer and paint though under neath.
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Hard to be sure from pics but doesn't look so bad to me, as others have said T cut of another compound like that could do the job reasonably...not sure if 'colour magic' is still available but that used to cut and polish minor stuff in one
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