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ScratchHelp

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How can I fix this scratch?
« on: August 24, 2018, 03:43:16 PM »
https://imgur.com/a/InXgLsi

Any advice would be really appreciated, thank you!

VicW

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Re: How can I fix this scratch?
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2018, 06:49:18 PM »
Here is a link to a repair job I had done a while ago.

https://clubjazz.org/forum/index.php?topic=9282.msg49600#msg49600

A firm called Chips Away are another similar outfit.

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ScratchHelp

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Re: How can I fix this scratch?
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2018, 07:18:36 PM »
Many thanks for the link but I was hoping it fix it myself.

VicW

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Re: How can I fix this scratch?
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2018, 07:26:12 PM »
It's more than just a scratch, the paint has been removed down to the metal almost so the damage needs filling.
I tried repairing my damage with the paint kits Honda supply but it still looked scruffy and would certainly have been noticed by a car salesman had I come to sell the car.

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Re: How can I fix this scratch?
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2018, 08:49:11 PM »
That damage is down to the plastic bumper. Paint onto plastic requires special etching primer. I'd go the Chips Away route!

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Re: How can I fix this scratch?
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2018, 09:13:46 PM »
Either leave it to the professionals or stick on a bumper protector, 18 per side from Halfords.

MicktheMonster

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Re: How can I fix this scratch?
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2018, 10:09:14 PM »
You can get aerosols of exact match paint on eBay that come with primer and lacquer, I have done one of my sills with one with OK (ish) results, would be a lot more noticeable and harder to blend in where your damage is as it's a more prominent position, also these aerosols are cellulose paint which hasn't been used by manufacturers of repair shops for donkeys years.
The Halfords bumper protectors is a solid suggestion that would save a load of aggro, it you decide to self repair there are plenty of videos on youtube, watch a few before you decide.

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