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Old 09-21-2016, 02:43 PM
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Deep scratch HELP!!!

So today I found a nice surprise. I hate parking lots 😡😡😡😡😡. Anyone have any tips to remove deep scratch. Thanks

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Old 09-21-2016, 03:05 PM
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Re: Deep scratch HELP!!!

Brush touch ups will always show and look bad. Plan on remove and install flares, left headlamp, and front bumper cover, - repair, paint and blend adjacent panels (flares, bumper cover, fender) for invisible repair.
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:47 AM
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Re: Deep scratch HELP!!!

As Governor said, touch-ups will always show especially when the scratch is deep or the paint is a metallic colour. A professional body shop fix, filling the scratch & repainting, is really the only way to repair the scratch, other than replacing the flare.

Having said that, I've had relatively good results using touch-up paint. It's not perfect, but better than leaving the scratch, or paint chip, visible.

Here's the repair process I've used;
1) Carefully remove any burrs or loose paint around the scratch or chip, and clean the damaged area. I apply masking tape as close to the scratch or chip as possible, so the surrounding area will be protected during the repair.
2) Using a toothpick, fill the scratch or chip with touch-up paint trying not to get paint on the surrounding (undamaged) area. Build up the scratch/chip with paint, applying a number of thin coats & allowing the paint to dry between coats.
3) Once the scratch/chip is filled with paint, allow the paint to dry completely.
4) Lightly sand the painted area to smooth out and blend the repair to the factory painted surface. I use very fine grit wet/dry sand paper. Be very, very careful to protect the area around the scratch/chip with masking tape so it won't be damaged during sanding. Sand lightly taking care to not remove or damage the new & old paint. On one repair, I pressed too hard and removed the factory paint finish down to the primer around the painted area, making my repair twice the job it should have been. It doesn't take much to damage the factory paint, so be very, very careful.
5) Finally, remove the masking tape and buff the repaired area with clear coat safe rubbing compound, to blend in the repair with the surrounding factory paint.

It takes 3 or 4 days complete the repair, letting the paint dry in-between coats.

Again, it won't be perfect but it's better than leaving the damage visible.

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Re: Deep scratch HELP!!!

I'd ask your dealer to recommend a good detailer who does scratch repairs.
You MIGHT be able to end up with a reasonable looking repair without going the full repaint route.

It is possible to use Dr. Colorchip on scratches, but as they note, it is not the intended use. You have to use a very small brush or toothpick to carefully add their paint in small dabs into the scratch, let it harden, then add more, until you end up with essentially a long series of "chips" rather than a scratch. Then you can use their regular techniques to fill in the chips, polish, etc. Is it worth it compared to paying an expert--no, from someone who tried it.
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Deep scratch HELP!!!

Doing touch ups on a scratch that size is going to be VERY difficult even if you have experience with paint. If it were my Jeep I would remove that flare, get it re-sprayed and move on.

I can't see that paint job costing more than $150-200 max.


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Re: Deep scratch HELP!!!

Yeah, you can have it spot painted. Is it a scar/scrape or just a transfer mark?
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It's a deep scar/scrape. Yeah I will probably just end up taking it to a body shop for repair.


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Re: Deep scratch HELP!!!

I hate parking lots, especially when you see people carrying huge purses/bags/brief cases/back packs and scraping up cars from parking super close, then squeezing themselves through the space. I hope you get it squared away, this is one of my worst nightmares.
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Re: Deep scratch HELP!!!

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It's a deep scar/scrape. Yeah I will probably just end up taking it to a body shop for repair.


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Re: Deep scratch HELP!!!

Repaint... only proper way to fix it
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Re: Deep scratch HELP!!!

Go to any Dealership and find out when A dent and scratch guy will be there. Meet with him and set up an appointment, they can fix something like you have cheep and you won't know it was ever there.
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