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Danoh

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Scratch repair
« on: May 26, 2023, 03:47:48 PM »
Two weeks old and there's a scratch!
Dealer applied Gen-3 glasscoat before I collected the car.
The recent scratch is deep enough to catch my finger nail.

Feeling gutted!
Would greatly appreciate suggestions please.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2023, 03:49:33 PM by Danoh »
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Derkie54

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Re: Scratch repair
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2023, 03:56:02 PM »
If you're sorting it yourself have a look at Chipex.
If you want someone to do it for you I've used chips away in the past and the result was great.

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Re: Scratch repair
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2023, 04:42:42 PM »
I agree with both the above. Probably worth trying Chipex first as:-

1) Its cheaper than Chips Away
2) You will have the Chipex Kit to hand when you need to fix stone chips that the bonnet will collect

3) If it doesn't work/you are not happy with the outcome you have Chips Away to fall back on

Danoh

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Re: Scratch repair
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2023, 06:48:10 PM »
Thank you Derkie54 & Mr Onion for such fast replies!
Have you tried Chipex before and for darkish metallic paint? Was it fairly straightforward to DIY?
I've just watched a you tube video which recommends waxing & polishing to finish. I presume in my case, I ought to apply GEN-3 Glasscoat ceramic treatment instead of wax?
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Re: Scratch repair
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2023, 08:06:49 PM »
Our Jazz is Caerulean Blue Metallic and (with practice) its next to an invisible repair. (I would say its invisible, but no doubt someone would say that can see the difference, I can't)

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Re: Scratch repair
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2023, 08:37:29 AM »
I'm happy to have a go at D-I-Y, recently retired with time now!

Inevitably more scratches and 'dinks' will be collected.
Maybe I ought to wait for a few more before attempting repairs to the paintwork.

Should I 'treat' the scratches with something easy to remove when it's time to treat all 'collected' blemishes?
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Re: Scratch repair
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2023, 09:48:27 AM »
If you are going to use Chipex I suggest that you use it straight away, for one simple reason. You will not be satisfied with your first (second, third, fourth??) attempt.

Its easy to remove the Chipex paint with the supplied "Blending Solution " which will dissolve the Chipex leaving the original un touched.

You will reach a 'satisfied' stage, but it does take practice

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Re: Scratch repair
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2023, 10:44:32 AM »
use Chipex straight away; will not be satisfied with your first (second, third, fourth??) attempt.

Its easy to remove the Chipex paint with the supplied "Blending Solution " which will dissolve the Chipex leaving the original un touched.

You will reach a 'satisfied' stage, but it does take practice

Fabulous advice, thank you!
In which case I think I'll do my practice runs on another car, a Mazda MX5 coupe which has many bits of paint either peeled off or bumped off first, being much older (13.5 yrs).
Please excuse the pics of a non-Honda car.

BTW, why do the larger Chipex kits have a longer shelf life? I would have expected it to be the same once things are opened for use?
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Re: Scratch repair
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2023, 11:48:17 AM »
Chips on a panel fold or swage line (as some of those are)  are much more tricky to get perfect.

Practice on a flat(ish) panel first

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