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I have some minor surface scratches on my paint, which are a faint white, i believe they only scratched throught the clear coat. I also just got swiped today and just noticed it when i went to my trunk to get some stuff. Minor scratched and a few full paint scrapes no more than a inch long. View pictures attached.


HOW SHOULD I GO ABOUT FIXING THESE SCRATCHES UP?



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#1 is the surface scratches on my paint

#2- swiped w/ some small paint scrapes
 

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HEMEEE said:
For the surface scratches you will need to get it Buffed, limited success by hand, for your chip, here is a post I did a while back on that.
Tip #7: Paint Chip Repair Made Easy
None of us can avoid those darn paint chips. They annoy us every time we wash our car when we see them. They also seem to grow in size and dimension every week.
Well, we can do something about it, short of a costly body shop visit. Here are some things you will need first: factory touchup paint, a pack of artist brushes (you can buy these at any craft store for under 5 bucks) a can of Acrylic Lacquer thinner, old rags, piece of cardboard, and a small container.
I tell people is to wash their car first. The reason for washing is that many times a blemish may be removed during the cleaning stage, thus you won't not need to touch it up.
Begin by taking some of the thinner and pour a small amount into a container. Shake your touch up paint well (most factory paint is thick).
Have your small piece of cardboard and an old rag next to you. Put about a dime size amount of paint on the cardboard, pick out a brush the correct size that will match the size of the chips you are working on.
The problem with the brush supplied with the paint is that it is large enough to paint your garage doors, NOT your chips. Always remember this, "less is best". You can avoid those unsightly "blobs" by using less paint.
Take your brush and put it in the thinner, dab dry. There will still be enough thinner in the brush to thin the paint. Apply the brush to the paint, moving it around. You will be thinning the paint just enough to make it easy to work with.
Now go to your chips and lightly touch them. *NOTE, the paint will dry fast on your brush; you might only get to one chip at first before the brush gets dried out and the paint gets stiff. Just simply start process over again, and move on to your next chip.
Once you get the hang of it, you might get 2-3 chips done before you need to thin again. After 24 hours, you have the option of putting a coat of clear on (nail polish works for this as well) which you can get at an auto supply store.
Some have told me that leaving it just with the paint works fine, without the clear. Try a hidden area with the clear first and see how it looks before you move on.
 

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If Those Black Marks Are Only Scuffs From A Black Car, Use Bug And Tar Remover Wax. Wiyh Those Side Scuffs I Have Them Too, Try Using A Rubbing Compound And Hand Buff It. I Have The Blue 300 And You See It More, Not Happy!!!!!!! Good Luck!!!!
 

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Hi all.calling in from the Land Down Under with a question. Talking to a mate this morning with a new Ram truck, which has had minor scratches from transit to Oz. He tells me that no problem as it came with a small jar of touch up paint in the glove box. Do Dodge do that for all Rams? If so, do Chrysler do it for 300c,s. Last week I put a very minor scratch in the rear bumper of ours and wondering if D/C do supply correct touch up over there?
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yeah...if we're supposed to get a bit of touchup paint with the new car...I want mine!
 

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turbomangt said:
Stay tuned, I will be repairing some scratches today on a car, and will post the pics. gary
Gary,

Where the hell are the pics??? I wanna see!!!!
 

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Damn!!!! Nice Job!!! That Looks Great!!!
 

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WOW gary your work never ceases to amaze me.. So i am walking to my car tonight on my way to work. I look up and what do i see? A cat laying on my warm hood!!:pat: eerrr
Guess what? He scrambles up when he sees me and leaps off the car, oh yeah i guess he has his claws still also, I get to work and check it out, sure enough he left a bunch of little scratches allover the hood around the windshield washer nozzle. What about these types of scratches?? piece off cake? some rubbing compound or clay or what? should i leave it up to you? since i am right down the road. how much would a job like that cost? any help would be appreciated im so upset at that cat i think im going to call animal control its not the first time i have a run in with the cat.
sorry so long winded just im very mad a that damn cat. lol:pat:

turbomangt said:
Here are some deep scratches I repaired using my small brush system

 

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Has anyone ever filled in a scratch as Gary described above and then sanded with fine grit (>800), fine cut, paint cleaner, etc...? I have a scratch I'm going to touch-up as above, but I'm worried that it will be too high or too low and/or there will be a "flat" spot when you see the shine on that panel.
 

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aharner said:
Has anyone ever filled in a scratch as Gary described above and then sanded with fine grit (>800), fine cut, paint cleaner, etc...? I have a scratch I'm going to touch-up as above, but I'm worried that it will be too high or too low and/or there will be a "flat" spot when you see the shine on that panel.
600 GRIT????????? FINE??? NO WAY. if you are wet sanding you should use 2500-3000 grit, 600 will remove the clear coat. YOU had better know how to use a high speed rotay buffer before you wet sand. because after you sand the blemish, you will leave that area dull, buffing will bring it back only if you use the correct pad/product combination. wet sanding should be left for professionals. Gary
 

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MEBE, it was nice meeting you today, glad I could help you out by buffing your hood, now you need to put up signs saying NO CATS ALLOWED on your car. by the way, that is a nice looking ride you have. Gary
 
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