Deep Scratch

Came out today and found a large Scratch about 4" long in my RH door on my bird. It went all the way through to the primer. The car is white and I am just wondering if there is anything that can be
done(even if by a professional) to keep from having to re-paint the entire door. (I know I could use some of that "touch-up" paint but I want it to look good and there was not anything wrong with it until this happen.)
Any suggestions????
Thanks, William Allen Morgan
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A good body shop will be able to repair it properly and you won't be able to tell it was ever damaged :).
My neighbor bought a 2001 Lexus RX300 for his wife's birthday and it had some dents. I sent him to a dentless removal guy and $200 later he had a dent free fishbowl, I mean, RX300 :).
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funny, someone in the alt.autos.4x4.chevy-trucks asked the same thing, her truck was dinged down to bare metal.....same thing
The only way to fix it is to go to a "Certified" (like by DuPont or House of Kolor) paint/body guy, they can accurately paint or blend the paint so noone notices....all that touch up paint will do is last for a short time then flake off and rust will likely occur....
Jason
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Opps... forgot to mention.... no dent... just paint scratched. Also.... It's a 96' Formula... the doors are Fiberglass.

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A good professional painter should be able to fix it for less then $200.
An old trick I was shown, by a professional painter is: Sand back the clear coat, around a few inches either side of the scratch. Feather the edges. Then fill the scratch with the proper tint base coat. Using a fine bristle brush. The type used for pin striping. Let a coat dry, sand it down. Wet sand it going up to 2000 grit. Re-apply more base coat to fill the scratch. Re-color sand it.
Once smoth, mix enough clear coat to bleand the repair. Once done, wet sand the area. let cure then polish.
If done right, by a pro, you will never know the car had a scratch. Charles
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Thanks.... I'll try to find someone that will use your suggestion. That sounds like a good one.

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