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A few months ago i scraped my darling Aygo, Strawberry along the garage wall :crybaby: I am trying to repair it myself but I don't know what I am doing exactly...

I got some advice and equipment from Halfords. I have sanded the area (quite well) and primed it. I bought some spray paint from Toyota. The primer has dried for about a day and I gently sanded the edges where the masking tape had been using water aswell (which a friend told me to do) I have 2 questions.

1. What next? and

2. I know I have to put laquer on after the paint but how long does the paint have to dry first, and how long does the laquer take to be dry enough to drive or atleast get Strawberry out of the garage?

Please help :yes:

The pictures are before and the stage I am at now, not sure if it helps.

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The first mistake was to use masking tape so close to the repair - no matter how much you sand it down the edge is always likely to show through.

As a general rule the repair area needs to be at least twice the size of the damage in order to hide the join between the old and new paintwork.

Drying times can vary depending on temperature, humidity, etc, and also on the type of paint being used.

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The first mistake was to use masking tape so close to the repair - no matter how much you sand it down the edge is always likely to show through.

As a general rule the repair area needs to be at least twice the size of the damage in order to hide the join between the old and new paintwork.

Drying times can vary depending on temperature, humidity, etc, and also on the type of paint being used.

:mellow: I was told that but.... I think I would mess it up if I tried.

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