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Old 14-08-2020, 02:14 PM   #1
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Can I fix this ? Scuffs on Black Car

Just wondering if this is fixable on my own or is it a respray job ?

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Old 14-08-2020, 02:26 PM   #2
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Hmmmm...that looks like it might need paint.

Can you feel the scratches with your finger nail as you go across them? If so it is unlikely to polish out.
It's hard to tell from a pic because sometimes it's just "bruising" but they look deep.
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Old 14-08-2020, 02:36 PM   #3
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Hmmmm...that looks like it might need paint.

Can you feel the scratches with your finger nail as you go across them? If so it is unlikely to polish out.
It's hard to tell from a pic because sometimes it's just "bruising" but they look deep.
Yeah I can feel them with my finger nail, I did a quick hand polish and applied wax and it's improved the look slightly.IMG_20200814_133934.jpg
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Do you have a D/A or access to someone who has?

If so you have nothing to lose by trying to polish it out.
Now that you have hand polished it they don't look as deep and you could really improve that with a D/A.
You might not get them all out and the trick is to know when you cant and to stop.

Sometimes you have to wet sand but you have to see the scratches personally to know if that would work. Wouldn't advise that unless you have done it before.
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Old 14-08-2020, 02:50 PM   #5
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Might have been paint transfer that made the scuff look worse than it was.
Are the scratches deep? Does it look like the majority of the scratches are on the clear coat or are they deep and down to the colour?
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I've been thinking about getting a machine polisher so now might be the time to take the plunge.

You can definitely feel them with your nail although they don't feel deep, you can't get your nail into them just brushes over the top of them.
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I've been thinking about getting a machine polisher so now might be the time to take the plunge.

You can definitely feel them with your nail although they don't feel deep, you can't get your nail into them just brushes over the top of them.
In that case they are probably only in the top coat and a D/A just may remove them. Either way it will remove the paint residue and get most of them out and it would look much better.
Anybody close to you with a D/A?
It would only take a few minutes to know and might save you buying one.
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Old 15-08-2020, 12:19 PM   #8
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I've just repaired something very similar myself this morning. I've used a very fine artists brush to fill in with the correct paint. I'm currently baking it in front of a site light to get it hot and dried. I'll then sand back and polish. Think you will need to do the same!
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I've just repaired something very similar myself this morning. I've used a very fine artists brush to fill in with the correct paint. I'm currently baking it in front of a site light to get it hot and dried. I'll then sand back and polish. Think you will need to do the same!
Thanks, yeah I have done the same. Used a fine artists brush to fill in the scratches. Going to leave it a few days and then wet sand it and then see if it needs doing again. Once I'm happy I'll machine polish it.
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What car is it, an Evo?
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