E90Post
 


European Auto Source
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Wash, Wax, Detailing and Cosmetic protection/repairs > scratch repair



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-13-2012, 09:26 AM   #1
miatawnt2b
Private
 
Drives: 2009 E93 Monaco Blue
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: AZ

Posts: 86
iTrader: (0)

scratch repair

I found this scratch on the decklid of my E93 this morning.



I am pretty frustrated at myself as the dealer has just returned this car after having it 5 weeks, and I failed to walk the car before I left for damage. So pretty much it's unprovable, though fairly obvious since they were working on the decklid.

Anyhow I haven't had good luck with the dealer and frankly I'm sick of dealing with them (not really because if them, just frustrated about the situation)

So here is the question... is there a way that I can work to repair this or at least minimize the blemish myself? The scratch is fairly light, though I don't know if it's all the way through the paint or not.
miatawnt2b is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-13-2012, 07:21 PM   #2
psnt1ol
Lieutenant
 
psnt1ol's Avatar
 
Drives: e90
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: san francisco

Posts: 438
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by miatawnt2b View Post
I found this scratch on the decklid of my E93 this morning.



I am pretty frustrated at myself as the dealer has just returned this car after having it 5 weeks, and I failed to walk the car before I left for damage. So pretty much it's unprovable, though fairly obvious since they were working on the decklid.

Anyhow I haven't had good luck with the dealer and frankly I'm sick of dealing with them (not really because if them, just frustrated about the situation)

So here is the question... is there a way that I can work to repair this or at least minimize the blemish myself? The scratch is fairly light, though I don't know if it's all the way through the paint or not.
Unfortunately, there is no magic liquid that you could just put on to make it disappear.

With the right products and the right tools......Maybe (wet sanding follow by multi-stage machine paint corrections that include wet sanding, compounding, and Polishing).

with the money you spent on acquiring all the necessities, you are better off paying a pro to take care of it. Go to a reputable detailer and ask if there is anything he can do. A good detailer is not cheap but it's still be cheaper than a re-spray. Besides.....you could use a paint correction anyway judging from the swirls in the pictures.

BTW, be selective on your choice of the detailer. High volume detail shops are generally not the best for paint corrections. If anyone tells you that he could do a full paint corrections in less than 6 hours......RUN!!!!

Good Luck.
__________________


What is absolute control???? Having the means and the abilities to exercise it at will but....chooses not to.
psnt1ol is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-14-2012, 09:39 AM   #3
Rmk392
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: E92
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Philly

Posts: 347
iTrader: (0)

wow you need a detail bad ..look at all those swirls. I would go to Pep boys and get some scratch remover, you would be surprised what it can take out
Rmk392 is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-14-2012, 10:11 AM   #4
fireline43
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2013 Mercedes C250
Join Date: May 2012
Location: South Florida

Posts: 497
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rmk392 View Post
wow you need a detail bad ..look at all those swirls. I would go to Pep boys and get some scratch remover, you would be surprised what it can take out
haha, i actually respect the guy because he's not asking about the swirls, only the scratch. He's the perfect guy to own a black car.
fireline43 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-14-2012, 10:24 PM   #5
miatawnt2b
Private
 
Drives: 2009 E93 Monaco Blue
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: AZ

Posts: 86
iTrader: (0)

The car is monaco blue, not black... But hey, close enough And yes, it does need some polishing. Just need to find the time to do it.
-J
miatawnt2b is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:21 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST