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      07-23-2005, 04:54 PM   #1
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76 Miles, First Scratch

While cleaning the car (again) the woman launched a stone with the weeedwacker, and put a small scratch in the black paint. :mad:

The question is, does the Jet Black have a clear coat on top of it?
If so, It looks like a careful touch up will take care of it.


An no, I did not smash the weekwacker into a thousand pieces, (But I was really close)
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      07-23-2005, 05:13 PM   #2
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Yup, it does have a clear coat

Is it too deep to polish out ?
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      07-23-2005, 05:42 PM   #3
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I tried the polish thing while I was counting to 100.

The nick in the finish is deep enough to catch a fingernail in, but not all the way through the black.

It needs clear to fill it in, then, it should be ok.

I have spent the last 20 years driving crappy cars and trucks. This is the first new "toy" I purchased just for me, so I am freaking over the first scatch. I expected some schmuck to give me a door ding after a few thousand miles, I did not expect the woman to hit it with a rock less than 3 days after I picked it up.

Time to get back to sucking down the brewskis.
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      07-23-2005, 08:19 PM   #4
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Join the club. The honeymoon is over and actually in hindsight it's good because the next one won't bug you as much. Well, except for the next 2 or 3. Probably after the 4th one you'll give in to the fact that shit happens.
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      07-23-2005, 09:14 PM   #5
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Use Meguiars SCRATCH X

To remove small scratches and other problems with the pain in new cars use Meguiars Scratch X, it works very good without affecting the paint.

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To remove small scratches and other problems with the pain in new cars use Meguiars Scratch X, it works very good without affecting the paint.
Not if your nail catches on the scratch. Probably a color sanding done by a pro.
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      07-23-2005, 11:41 PM   #7
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Sorry to hear this....I'll have to watch out for weedwackers!
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I noticed my first door ding this week on my '00 celica. Sigh. Any of you out there with red cars want to own up to it? I've got your DNA on my door panel!!!


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What is a weedwacker?
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      07-24-2005, 10:23 AM   #10
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something that wacks weeds?
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      07-24-2005, 10:26 AM   #11
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Weedwacker!





Sorry couldn't resist This is a weedwacker




Totally I know. Just couldn't help myself.
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I have spent the last 20 years driving crappy cars and trucks. This is the first new "toy" I purchased just for me, so I am freaking over the first scatch. I expected some schmuck to give me a door ding after a few thousand miles, I did not expect the woman to hit it with a rock less than 3 days after I picked it up.
Yea sux, but just think of it this way, you got your first nick/scratch over with. Black cars especially will show imperfections, but it's a high reward / high risk kinda color Try to get it out with scratch-x as much as possible, then forget about it and enjoy the drive!
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In the UK weedwacker=strimmer.
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      07-24-2005, 11:08 AM   #14
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I looked at the marks with a magnifying glass. The Pits in the paint go into the primer. I have to fill the holes with paint, and then polish them down.


Thanks for the moral support.
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