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    Angry keyed :(

    got the gsi out the garage sat morning to discover a 5inch long scratch, gone through laquer, chips away wont even look at it, there telling me i need a body shop! but its just a scratch?? there must be a way to remove or cover up? i was in a mood all weekend. been moody towards the missus as she had car at work parked on the street, i was that moody i went and bought a nail for the missus to use! "go on let them scratch that!". always seen other members with a scratch and thought w##kers, but was glad it was not mine, but know it is mine i am just glad it was not all the way down the side. been quoted 300 from vauxhall, 250 from another sprayer. none of which have seen the scratch. i am really not wanting my car resprayed. i dont want it to show, sooner keep the srcatch than have odd door! here are some pictures, what you guys think? who would be best to sort it?

    scatch is on passenger door bang in the middle just bellow window



    not that noticeable from this picture bellow, but still not a happy guy at all. take note the nail behind! escort 1.4L 49k, tax jan, mot sept, 1 owner from new £250 notes. certainly a wake up call from driving the astra! lol, i guess its a good thing coz i keep miles down, less wear and tare, and sits in garage all week nice and cozy.

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    gutted mate but to be honest that does not look bad from the pic you should be able to buff it out if you get the right stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomastracoupe View Post
    gutted mate but to be honest that does not look bad from the pic you should be able to buff it out if you get the right stuff
    that would be really good if i could, i might get some cutting compound from work and try it, just gently bring it down. i really hope i can get rid of it (has fingers crossed!)

    cheers bud
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    It doesnt look to bad, if i was you i would wipe it over with a little white spirit on a soft cloth to clean the polish away then re evaluate the damage before goign for hard cutting compounds.

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    A bit of "wax on, wax off" should cure that one mate, sh!t that its happened though, some people just dont give a ****.
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    I understand you feeling gutted, but make sure you don't take it out on your partner as she didn't do it and probally feels really guilty because she parked the car there.

    You can get it fixed I'm sure......life's more important when you step back from the anger.
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    That will easily polish out. Bloody hell when mine was done you could see the shiny bare metal in the bottom of the scratch!!
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    That dont look to bad especially in the second pic,i had a scratch like that down the side of my old car which polished out completely with auto glym super resin polish,try a light polish like that first before stepping up to something more abrassive nice car btw
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    dont worry peeps i have not been too hard on the missus, you know how it is though, your just fuming about it and the person is not there to blame, me and her are ok, i just got snotty for a while coz you know the ladies, they dont seem to care as much as us blokes!

    well i have tried wax, 3 stage megs too, the pic dont show how deep it really is, its deffo down to the paint, past the laquer trust me, will never polish out i am waiting for my mate from scuffs to turn up, see what he says?? will get back to you.

    thanks for your replys guys and comments
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