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Old 03-02-2014, 02:42 AM
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Scratch and Dents

I have not washed the car for a few weeks because of the constant rain, so I have no idea when this happened, the car has been rain dirty. I was applying Rain-X this afternoon (I don't know how people can drive without it) and I noticed some scratches and mild dent.

Apart from a proper detailer / paint shop is there a way to get at least the scratches fixed? Would touch up paint do it, or would that simply look horrid and need a proper fix later?

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Old 03-02-2014, 02:46 AM
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Re: Scratch and Dents

looks like someone might have done it while you were parked somewhere
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There is a paintless repair place in Castle hill near the ford dealer. Normally they do small dings where the paint is not scratched but they did 2 small dings on my Alfa which also had paint scratched and I was surprised at what a good job they did. If i didn't point it out you would be hard pressed to notice.

Might be worth having a talk to them before taking matters into your own hands with touch up paint.
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Re: Scratch and Dents

Like GMWK2 I personally I reckon touch up paint wouldn't do the job.

Weeks ago my daughter returned to her Mazda 2 in a car park to find the rear bumper carved up. Needless to say she wasn't happy, but contacted one of these franchised "come to you" bumper repair boys.
The guy did a great job, 3 hours, filled several scratches and dents, and resprayed the whole rear bumper. Excellent paint and colour match, looks like new. $330.
They will come and look at the job and quote first - maybe worth a suss out of what is available in your area just to see what they say.
Big call though to have a go at the bonnet, maybe try one of the magic touch up sticks.
Or take it out in the shrubbery and accumulate a few others so the ones you have now don't stand out.
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Excellent paint and colour match, looks like new. $330.
It makes me wonder if this is worthwhile - http://www.schmickclub.com/membershipcontent/gold
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Looking at the above program again, I can see why I passed on it first time. Those three problems in the pics would cost me at least $200 on top of the joining and annual fees. Plus the problem that my house is outside their service area so would need to be taken somewhere else and neither of our work places are suitable.
I don't think it would work out cost worthy. I will get some quotes to fix and go from there.
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Re: Scratch and Dents

I am thinking that the whole bonnet and guard requires panelbeating and respray. OUCH! Touchup will look shite.
There is a paintless guy at Vineyard you might like to try, at least for an opinion. He is either on Park Rd or precision Place Vineyard. I have seen the sign as driving past.
Looks like someone has dropped something metallic on the car. That zigzag on the hood looks sus though.
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Re: Scratch and Dents

Thanks Alan, I will drop by there on the way home.
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Nothing in Park or Precision place.
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Re: Scratch and Dents

These guys
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Re: Scratch and Dents

Couldn't see them, many places up there basically have no bloody signage.
I went around the corner to Nathans crash repair, panel beaters etc....
A proper quote is coming, but he thinks about $900. Full bonnet respray, then the guards need to be sprayed to blend the finishes, new badge, clips etc.........

At that price I will leave it for more damage.
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Re: Scratch and Dents

No good Snuke. Could it be critter damage? Possum or cockatoo maybe?
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