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Scratched / keyed - best suggestions?

So after days and days at home with the family being ill I set off to work on Friday afternoon and spotted someone had put a scratch on the drivers rear door and on the bonnet. (I suspect the building work at the house next door as they were cocking around in the street with materials etc)

The bonnet one looks a lot deeper but it still only looks like white undercoat I can see, so what are other AOs ideas on how to deal with this type of damage - should I do anything to it immediately to prevent any further bubbling etc in this crappy weather?

And anything I should not do?


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i normally use cellulose paint thinners on minor marks if it doesnt work completely use some coloured polish on it too.
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Cellulose thinners will strip the paint....
I got a color match from halfrauds and used a toothpick to fill the scratch

Let it dry for 24 hours then get som 2000 wet or dry paper and a tub up water. Wet the wet or dry paper an rub a bit of soap on it too then just sand away until it's smooth.

Don't just do the area that's scratched as u may take the laquor off around it. It will go dull, don't worry about it.

Once it's smooth, dry it off and use some T-Cut an lightly buff the area then use a good wax to seal it. Worked wonders for me, just takes a bit of time doing it.

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If you use the Cellulose thinners properly it will just move some of the paint into the scratch and help fill it. If you go over board, then yes it will indeed strip the paint off.

ive had no problems using the Cellulose thinners on my black TI.
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sorry to hear somw ******* did it in the 1st place
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wash and clean and wipe with a safe solvent to clean any grease off, check with halfords or paint specialist what to clean it with before touching up. fill it up in layers with the touch up paint, letting each layer dry before the next. once it goes slightly above the surface then let it dry hard and then sand down until smooth, then wipe clean and polish.

you're only taking surface paint off so rip a small bit off and work slowly with one finger with plenty of water, take your time and don't rush
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