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    Angry Nasty Door Scratch From Vandal

    Some little W****r has had a go at stealing or breaking into my car since the weekend, i think they were opportunist and probally got scared off as soon as they tried anything as there is a nasty little scratch beside the passenger door handle.

    Any tips on the best way to sort this, will a halfords kit be any good??


    Also what is the standard security like on the car, i always hit the deadlocks etc and mostly take the face plate off. Is the Standard alarm much cop??

    Cheers

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    No one got any advice for sorting this then

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    Try taking it down to a friendly bodyshop, they might be able to advise, i know my bodyshop guy is very good, and if just needed a touch up pen, he'd tell me. He's not just after my money. Might need rubbing down tho, and building back up. Its hard for anyone to tell without seeing at least a pic, as can't tell how deep.

    As far as i know, the standard alarm is pretty good.
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    If the car is dead locked im sure they dont start even if you can get in.
    On mine i have the de-locked handle's so the only way in through a lock is the boot.
    What colour is your handle i have a spare,with nice paint.
    And one in just grey.
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    could you post a pic of the damage mate ???

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    It's only a little scratch and not to deep. Just very annoying.

    Maybe i will run it in to a body shop as there are some stone chips on the bonnet, might do the whole lot in one go including the bump strips down the side.

    Cheers

    Dean

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    that looks like it will buff out mate polish it out should fix that
    Meguiar's Scratch X Scratch Remover

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    Allready tried the polish job, and most of the complete range of Autoglym products, it is to deep. You can actually get a finger nail into it and feel.

    Oh well will see about getting it sorted propally.

    Cheers

    Dean

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    get the paint pen from vxl and fill the Scratch with that stuff just take your time also buy a very fine brush from a art shop

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    Use the end of a pin to add a droplet of touch-up paint to the scratch. The paint should then find its own way into the scratch, leaving a better result than using the pen.

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