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I was going to put this thread into ´Exteriors´ but it doesn´t seem to fit the criteria.

My ´scort was badly ´keyed´ by some vicious little bastard last Saturday night, and although I´ve made a big improvement to the look of the scratches by using Turtlewax Colour Magic, they still show up-close. Can anyone advise what I can do, without making matters worse? Can´t afford a professional job, in any case it will probably happen again. Cops and local council informed but can´t do much unless all the other car owners affected on that night, complain individually. Still feeling devastated. :-(

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[ This message was edited by: Foxy on 27-03-2003 11:35 ]
 

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try some nail polish
....if it´ll match...

either that or car color to match it......if you do it right it will work...

still, i´d say get a professional job done...

but at least you didn´t have your 100lb rotweiller/pitbull/colly climbing all over your roof......it looks really bad....along w/ my ski rack...for my non-exsisting ski´s(skies)
 

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Funny you should say that, I did have a couple of kids (baby goats) that loved to tap-dance on car roofs - I was pretty unpopular with my (riding stables) clients I can tell you!!

I did actually use nail laquer on my rear bumper where it had been scuffed by a neighbour mis-timing her parking - it worked fine. I am just afraid using (car) touch-up paint would show too much, although I could try using a rubbing compound in between coats. Trouble is the areas damaged are very visible, straight along the driver´s (right hand) side and straight across the middle of the bonnet. Can´t afford to have a pro job done - £200.00 per scratch I´m told! Claiming on my insurance is an option but with a £75 excess and the likelihood of having the car attacked again, makes it uneconomical. Thanks for your advice anyway. :)
 

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I have been broken hearted over scratches on my drivers side too. "Somebody"(I am pretty sure of the evil girl who did it" keyed my car all the way form the back taillight to the headlight on the driver´s side. I was furious and reported it to the cops, but no proof menas they can´t do anythign abotu it. Here is what I did to fix it. My best friend´s hubby is an autobody repair student. He used rubbing compound on it immediately and that got rid of a good three feet of the scratch. I used a product called Meguiar´s scratch FX on the rest of it....and it works pretty well. You will not be able to touch it up yourself with "nail polish" type touch up, especially if when you run your fingertip along it you can feel the indentation of the scratch. I was told by a pro if you can feel the scratch like that..you can´t buff it out on your own. I too chose to avoid the extra expense and not turn it in to insurance.... If you keep the paint clean and take extra care to keep that area clean it will help. I am planning on saving my tax return to get it fixed....but we shall see what other unexpected expenses arise before then.

I understand how you feel..... hope I was some help.
 

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O.K. Babe, think positively, believe in yourself & those scratches will be gone!.
If you have not already done so, `T-Cut` out the surface-only marks at the ends of each scratch; now clean out the indentation with white spirit.
Buy a Ford touch-in pen (or an aerosol which you use by spraying a little into the lid) & gently & quickly inlay paint into the `valley` of the scratch , working along the length, using your thinnest-tipped artist`s brush. Continue to coat, leaving 1/2 hour between applications, until the new paint has built up level, or fractionally above, the surrounding paintwork.
Now leave for 2 days to harden & then `T-Cut` with careful diagonal strokes, to level the new paint into the old, Remember the new paint will be softer & avoid both gouging it out & also rubbing through the old paintwork.
You can now rub down the area with `Brasso`, which is only mildly abrasive, concentrating on any imperfections.
When you are happy with the results, wax the entire panel/panels with `Colour Magic` & buff to a shine.
Good luck Sis!!. ;-)
 

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01-04-2003 at 08:46, VALKYRIEYB70 wrote:
O.K. Babe, think positively, believe in yourself & those scratches will be gone!.
If you have not already done so, `T-Cut` out the surface-only marks at the ends of each scratch; now clean out the indentation with white spirit.
Buy a Ford touch-in pen (or an aerosol which you use by spraying a little into the lid) & gently & quickly inlay paint into the `valley` of the scratch , working along the length, using your thinnest-tipped artist`s brush. Continue to coat, leaving 1/2 hour between applications, until the new paint has built up level, or fractionally above, the surrounding paintwork.
Now leave for 2 days to harden & then `T-Cut` with careful diagonal strokes, to level the new paint into the old, Remember the new paint will be softer & avoid both gouging it out & also rubbing through the old paintwork.
You can now rub down the area with `Brasso`, which is only mildly abrasive, concentrating on any imperfections.
When you are happy with the results, wax the entire panel/panels with `Colour Magic` & buff to a shine.
Good luck Sis!!. ;-)
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:-Y Hyundead indeed! I´m well Scorted thanks!! :-] ´Eric´ looking much better now - thanks all for advice. ;-)
 

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He he......I feel like George Bush in Baghdad.....here`s the link you lost, more updated pics. next week!...................................:-
http://www.hyundaiperformance.com/members/car.php?c=236
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02-04-2003 at 22:38, VALKYRIEYB70 wrote:
He he......I feel like George Bush in Baghdad.....here`s the link you lost, more updated pics. next week!...................................:-
http://www.hyundaiperformance.com/members/car.php?c=236
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Look forward to seeing updates. ;-)
 

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hey, sis,
I was going to recommend scratch out..if you can get your hands on it
it works quite well....not perfect...I would try the block area idea personally first but thought I would throw the scratchout Idea at you...
good luck and hope they catch the little bastards..hehe
gmoney :cool:
 

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:-D Thanks gmoney - will try anything; all advice welcome - don´t expect the little buggers to be caught but maybe someday their pride and joy will be vandalized, then they´ll know how bad it feels! By the way, didn´t know I had another brother - must have a word with my mother!! :p

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