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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-08-2005, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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Some jerk keyed my truck while parked at a soccer game. I wasnt even parked next to anybody. Thats what is really getting to me is that they went out of their way just to key my passenger side door. The key is fairly deep. I could probably cover it with that touch up paint but would take forever to do. It goes the length of my door.
My question is........ does anybody know where I can buy that kit made by Dupont that supposedly removes things like that. I remember that I will have to use a very fine sandpaper to sand through the clearcoat. But when its all said and done, it comes with a new clear coat after the scratch is filled in.
Or any other suggestions that you guys may have. Its an eye sore to look at to me.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-08-2005, 02:16 PM
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if the just scratched the surface then you might be able to buff it out If its down to the metal then you will need to have the door repainted. You could go with touch up paint but the chances of you getting the paint to match and having it look good are slim
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If to the metal, repainting is your only option to look perfect again. As good as the stuff is I use for my business, keyed marks are still the worst enemy. Park a mile away, still have crap like that happen.
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Cheap & Easy Scratch Repair

I had this happen to me with my Oxford White 89GT.

1. Get matching "duplicolor" spray can or similar where the paint matches.

2. Mask off area of repair plus a few inches above below left and right.

3. Spray area with a light coat of Duplicolor.

4. LET DRY COMPLETELY... Then wet sand with 600grit or higher using sanding block.

5. Sand lightly with plenty water to avoid damaging surrounding original paint.

6. Repeat this until scratch has been filled with duplicolor.

7. Buff area best you can, preferably with a Porter Cable 7424 and yellow pad. I did it by hand.... I know you can do this and save yourself some $$....

Cheers..
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Will this process fix this

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Will this process fix this
Damn Keith that sucks

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Well whats sucks even more is that it happened on my 20th bday a week after i bought the car.
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I had this happen to me with my Oxford White 89GT.

1. Get matching "duplicolor" spray can or similar where the paint matches.

2. Mask off area of repair plus a few inches above below left and right.

3. Spray area with a light coat of Duplicolor.

4. LET DRY COMPLETELY... Then wet sand with 600grit or higher using sanding block.

5. Sand lightly with plenty water to avoid damaging surrounding original paint.

6. Repeat this until scratch has been filled with duplicolor.

7. Buff area best you can, preferably with a Porter Cable 7424 and yellow pad. I did it by hand.... I know you can do this and save yourself some $$....

Cheers..

Thats the exact method I use, usually you have to be at the perfect angle to see the key mark.

There is a 3in. mark above the gill on this fender and you cant see it at all
http://image04.webshots.com/4/3/56/3...3VCbugS_fs.jpg
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I had this happen to me with my Oxford White 89GT.

1. Get matching "duplicolor" spray can or similar where the paint matches.

2. Mask off area of repair plus a few inches above below left and right.

3. Spray area with a light coat of Duplicolor.

4. LET DRY COMPLETELY... Then wet sand with 600grit or higher using sanding block.

5. Sand lightly with plenty water to avoid damaging surrounding original paint.

6. Repeat this until scratch has been filled with duplicolor.

7. Buff area best you can, preferably with a Porter Cable 7424 and yellow pad. I did it by hand.... I know you can do this and save yourself some $$....

Cheers..
WOW!!! seems like a bit of work but it certainly seems like something that will work. Thanks guys.
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Yes... my scratch was worse...

Use the 800grit since the car is black. You should be fine and it should be near perfect. Be patient and take your time. Good luck bro...
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If you start spraying shake and spray on that big of an area you are going to regret it.

You need to let someone in the paint and body field look at it and recomend the best way to fix it.

If you are going to be in the Garland/Mesquite area pm me and I'll look at it for you.
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Will this process fix this

No, that one looks too deep. Don't use the spray can method on your car. Let a good shop fix it the right way. Listen to what sDun said.
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yea, thats was my thoughts as well.
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Thats the exact method I use, usually you have to be at the perfect angle to see the key mark.

There is a 3in. mark above the gill on this fender and you cant see it at all
http://image04.webshots.com/4/3/56/3...3VCbugS_fs.jpg

I misread that orginal quote, I dont use a spray can. I use touch paint and a small applicator I buy from English Color, I add a couple layers, wet sand, and buff.
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The method above will work on it and you'll save big $$. I understand you want the best for your car. A bodyshop will charge somewhere around $300-500 for that aprox. Good luck in whichever way you decide to get it fixed. If it were mine, it would have beeen fixed by myself already.
Good luck to you...
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I think 99 percent of it will buff out.

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