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.)
William Allen Morgan
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 :).
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director
'80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig.
'79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig
'84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going....
'80 T/A project car...
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....
A good professional painter should be able to fix it for less then
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.
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