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    Covering scratches

    Ok, so my car has a few scraped here and there where other ppl have hit it what the best way to go about covering them. I bought a kid from Halford but the colour match seems a bit....well....crap to me. Anyone found any good kids. My car is the star silver colour

    thanks guys

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    Can get touch up pens from Vauxhall - will be a much better match

    How bad are the scratches, if they are down to primer/metal then it will need to be repainted - look for a company like chipsaway or try it yourself with a touch up set.
    If they are only surface scratches a good polishing session with something like t-cut or scratch x may get them out.

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    they dont seem to be too bad, and are mostly filled in now with this stuff from Halford, its just its not a colour match really.

    I do have a nasty gash/graze in my front bumper i dont know what to do with that cos its down to the black plastic

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    Chipsaway may be able to sort that out for you, should be cheaper than a bodyshop will charge for a respray of the bumper.

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    great thanks i will keep that in mind. I have no job, so no money but loads of time to play with my baby...shame that i dont have money and time, thanks for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nix View Post
    great thanks i will keep that in mind. I have no job, so no money but loads of time to play with my baby...shame that i dont have money and time, thanks for the help
    It might be woth then getting a couple of rattle cans from vaux, sanding the bumper back and re-spraying it if you got time on your hands mate.
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    If it's a bad gash, does it need to be filled first? I've got a similar problem [/thread hi-jack]
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinhwp View Post
    If it's a bad gash, does it need to be filled first? I've got a similar problem [/thread hi-jack]
    Yes if the gash is deep i,e has removed plastic from the bumper. Otherwise when you spray it you will still be able to see the gash and the paint won't look smooth.

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    What's the best compound for this type of filling?
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    I could do with knowing that too as I have phoned chipsAway and they say between £85 and £110 to do it I knew I would be paying...but I really cant scrape together that much.

    What will I need apart from a touch up set to do this? While Im att it i may aw well do the chips, but they have already beeb filled with this bad match paint from Halfords - can anyone give me an idea of what to do (remember im a ladeeee and am still learning!)

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