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#1 Pandemonium

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 07:46 AM

Hi all,

Any advice on removing scratches? Some git keyed my car and there's a big scratch along one of the rear doors. The scratch doesn't look deep. Can I use something like T-Cut to buff it out? It's metallic paint though (Vivid Blue).

Hope it's not an expensive insurance claim :-(

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 09:10 AM

Hi all,

Any advice on removing scratches? Some git keyed my car and there's a big scratch along one of the rear doors. The scratch doesn't look deep. Can I use something like T-Cut to buff it out? It's metallic paint though (Vivid Blue).

Hope it's not an expensive insurance claim :-(

Phil.

I think there is a T-cut specially for metallics but it may be better to ask a reputable paint shop if they can do it. They will make a good job or recommend a respray. Just painting the door should be a few hundred pounds, probably not enough to warrant a claim. :unsure:

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 09:16 AM

I think there is a T-cut specially for metallics but it may be better to ask a reputable paint shop if they can do it. They will make a good job or recommend a respray. Just painting the door should be a few hundred pounds, probably not enough to warrant a claim. :unsure:


A few hundred pounds :o

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 11:26 AM

Certain Insurers now cover vandalism damage without it affecting your insurance excess........................it may be worth checking

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 12:54 PM

Have you checked to see if a "Chips Away" type company can do it? Would have thought that would be less than 100. Our local guy did a few bits on hubby's car (not scratches, but stone chips and a parking scrape) and you can't even see where it was. His car is metallic blue, and Chips Away even got the flake in the paint looking right.

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 01:20 PM

Have you checked to see if a "Chips Away" type company can do it? Would have thought that would be less than 100. Our local guy did a few bits on hubby's car (not scratches, but stone chips and a parking scrape) and you can't even see where it was. His car is metallic blue, and Chips Away even got the flake in the paint looking right.


I haven't yet as I only discovered it this morning. A friend's dad is going to take a look at it this evening. I'll look into Chips Away too though.

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 02:05 PM

Not that I promote violence in any shape or form but you should find that jealous fool and give them a good shoe-in!

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 09:35 PM

Try some Dr Colourchip, providing the scratch isnt too deep it shoul come out then polish it up should look okay.

Polish it with some McGuiars

or alternativley get some McGuiars Scratch X, its better than T-Cut

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 07:43 AM

I sent a couple of digital photos to ChipsAway and I got back an estimate of 170 :( I don't know if it's worth claiming on the insurance or not seeing as my premium will probably skyrocket as a result.

I tried polishing it out - just Super Resin Polish stuff at the moment, no abrasive stuff like Scratch X. The scratch is probably too bad for stuff like that.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 09:12 AM

mate, gutted for you. Hope you get it sorted. Sorry I cant recommend any places as your no where near me.

good luck anyway.

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