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    repair scratch

    What should i do about this scratch? I hit a brick on motorway and i think it caused this scratch. It happened before christmas, but ive been unsure what to do, so ive only been able to get a picture of it uploaded today.

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    guess it depends if you feel confident trying to touch it up yourself otherwise you might be as well going to a bodyshop or somewhere like chips away.
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    It would be cheaper to try myself and id be willing to have a go at it but i havent a clue what to use. The paint near the scratch seems to be starting to lift as well now which is worrying. I know there is some touchup paint you can buy from the vx dealership and ive read on here about t-cut but many say its a disaster and not to use it.

    + ive took a pic of another area on the back which was there since i bought the car which could do with some work. Im not sure if it was caused by a scratch though;


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    I'm no expert so I'll let someone like maskel come along and advise you better. t cut won't work since it's too deep. I would guess you'd sand down the surrounding paint, mask it off and then touch it up however like I said I'm no expert and don't want to give you wrong/poor advice.

    Avoid Halfords touchup pens, the colour match is really bad.
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    T-cut will be no use for that.
    By the look of it, with the peeling edge, it will need painted.
    You will need to flatten the peeling paint back till it has a good, flat edge. Then paint it, either with a touch up kit or spray can, depending on the size.
    Might be worth calling in to your local bodyshop, or getting in someone like chips away if your not confident about doing it yourself. Could be cheaper in the long run.
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    ok thanks for the advice guys, looks like ill have to visit my local bodywork repair shop then.

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    Can't do any harm to price up the repair, might not be as bad as you think.
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