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    Unhappy Debadge Disaster

    Looked through the threads and can't see any with issues of scratches..unlucky for me I know!

    Went about debadging the back of my white mk4 astra today with a mate..used hairdryer and took the badges off no problem. Went to take the glue off with a cloth and some nail varnish remover. (Not thinking) we started going at the glue with a sort of rough cloth..not expecting it to damage the paint..thirty seconds later a few bad scratches appeared
    we finishd the job (using a softer cloth) and the rest looks great..no marks at all..but theres still a noticable scratch on the back right of the car..i've been looking at getting a touch-up pen or something to mask the scratches..has anyone any experience in this??

    found this one on the halfords website

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165580

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    How deep is the scratch? Does it catch your nail if you run it over?

    If not, use Megs ScratchX on it then wax over the area. Tried and tested. Fantastic results on non-deep scratches. Will improve deep scratches but will not get rid.

    Touch up pens: They're OK and the colour match for most is pretty good. The applicator is a bit of a pain in the arse tho imo. The nib isn't very accurate. The brush is OK if manage to clean off the paint properly so that it doesn't drip.

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    How rough was the cloth! If it's not too bad just try some t-cut on it. Surely they can't be that deep?

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    Find somebody local with a dual action polishing machine. (maybe regional area)
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    scratch not that deep..tried a touchup pen just there and colour looks way off hopefully it dries closer to the paint..i tried to tcut it but no results..il post how it turns out

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    Try the coloured T-Cut, which might restore the colour as well as filling in the scratches. Then polish your a$$ off in the area untill its better.
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    When I debadged mine there appeared a small dent and huge scratch hidden under 'Vauxhall'. Thanks very much Vauxhall for denting my car and covering it over with a badge .

    Thats my rant over for the day, lol


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    colour from touchup pen was way off so i tried the t-cut again

    Took the colour from pen off..success

    If anything it looks worse now..its not so much a scratch anymore it like there is no paint at all under the mark..like a grey blob on the back of my pride & joy

    heres some picz of the mess..any suggestions?? I really dont want to go respraying the whole back..

    http://yfrog.com/eipict0224vj

    http://yfrog.com/eupict0226kj

    http://yfrog.com/edpict0225xj

    P.s. I put the touchup pen straight onto the back..no primer or anything..a mate suggested i should have used primer would this have made a difference to the colour??

    Thanks.

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    You're better off getting that sprayed now mate. You won't have to get the whole back resprayed, just the area. A local spray shop will do it no problem, shouldn't be too expensive either it's only a small area.

    If it has been taken back to the metal, i would give it a spray of laquer to make sure you don't get any rust appearing if your planning on leaving it for a while


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    Yes primer would have made a difference. It's there for a reason. Prime, Paint, lacquer.

    Also leave the coats long enough to dry properly. I think it says 24 hours, with the weather it might take longer unless you've got a heated garage.

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