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Okay, to make a logn story short, somebody keed my driver´s side. We´re not talking a littel baby scratch...It starts on my rear door and then fades abotu midway to the front door. Then it begins again on my front end just until the headlight lens. It is pretty clear this is diliberate and I have reported it to the cops. nobody saw anything so that is pretty much a waste of time. Does anybody know the BEST way to repair this.....I know if I take it to the shop it will be pretty expensive. I don´t want to try and fix it on my own until I get some feedback from people...has this ever happened to you?!! How did you fix it?
 

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I don´t think there is another way except doing body work. Afraid you´ll need to paint whole side.
Otherwize colors will not match.
 

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does it go all the way to the metal or is it "in the paint" ? I would try buffing it with meguires daul action cleaner/polish at about 2000 rpms with a buffer. if that doesn´t workk a reputable body shop can do a good job of blending the paint so the mismatch is not on a seam.
 

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I feel for you. Just noticed somebody added their own creativity from my gas cover back to the taillights on my left side. Bit of a pisser really - people can´t keep their hands to themselves. Suggest you first purchase some GS21 (I think, used to be a tv-only tube of scratch remover, can find in Walgreens stores), and rub rub rub over the scratched area. This will fill in the scratch somewhat. Let dry for a day, decent weather - not too hot or humid. Next day take some of that red polishing compound and do a really good job buffing the whole affected panel, then switch to the white paste. Finally cover with a good polish. This won´t necessarily remove the scratch, you´d need bodywork for that, but you CAN minimize its appearance. I successfully this method on my roof where a cat apparently used it for scratching practice.
 
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