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      07-16-2009, 01:59 AM   #1
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How to fix this....



How to fix this shit?professional detailer?
I dont really want to repaint this.
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Take your time and perform a correct paint touch up technique. Fill the scratch up, one coat at a time, keeping the repair clean and within the scratch. After the touch up is applied and at the proper height, colorsand it using 3000 grit wetsand paper until its knocked down flush with the rest of the panel. Then using a rotary polisher, and a cutting pad with a light abrasive cleaner, polish for gloss and to remove sanding marks. D/A to remove buffer marks from rotarty polisher using a polishing pad a pure polish, then wax or seal. If done correctly you may be able to make this at least 80-90% better and at 5ft away driving 70MPH no one will see it!

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Wetsanding might fix that right up. If you have a local PDR (paintless dent repair) place, see what they can do about it. We took a family member's brand new 535 to get a scratch just like that fixed (shopping cart nailed it). For $200 or so, it looks brand new.
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Wetsanding might fix that right up. If you have a local PDR (paintless dent repair) place, see what they can do about it. We took a family member's brand new 535 to get a scratch just like that fixed (shopping cart nailed it). For $200 or so, it looks brand new.
I will try to get a quote first.
But if i am going to spend 200, i would like to do a full detail by a professional, and fix the scratch at the same time. what do you think?possible?
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Depends on your definition of a full detail. Some of the complete details posted in this forum are anywhere from $300-700+ and usually include a multi-step paint correction, engine bay cleaning, wheels and wells, interior, etc.

If you just want a good hand wash with the wheels/tires cleaned and dressed and maybe some wax applied, you might be in the right ballpark. Just don't give it to some hack to save a quick buck. It could do more harm than good.
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I will try to get a quote first.
But if i am going to spend 200, i would like to do a full detail by a professional, and fix the scratch at the same time. what do you think?possible?

Most likely not, $200.00 is on the low side for a paint repair and complete detail. $200.00 may get you an exterior detail and possible paint repair.

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Most likely not, $200.00 is on the low side for a paint repair and complete detail. $200.00 may get you an exterior detail and possible paint repair.

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So how much should it be?
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