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    my cars been scratched

    whats the best way to deal with light scratching to my paintwork?

    some tool that i work with thought it would be funny to write on my bonnet with his finger
    now cos the car was a little dirty (grit/salt mainly of the roads) his handy work has scratched the paint work... not happy at all!!

    ive tried t-cut and it didnt do anything so what other options do i have to sort this out

    any help appreciated

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    Slap the twat and make him pay for it tobe buffed out.
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    Machine polisher (DA) would be the best bet mate tbh...

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    As above, a DA machine polisher would get most light scratching out.

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    If you can feel the scratch with a finger nail it's unlikely to machine polish out. If its just a light scratch in the lacquer then as the rest have said you'll need to use a machine polisher with cutting compound.

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    Machine polish mate, if you don't have one I will be happy to remove it for you, if your prepared to pop down the lancs too haydock pm me if you like
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    thanks for the replies lads
    ... needless to say a few choice words were thrown in his direction and he will be paying to get it sorted

    apparently he knows someone that does scratch removal for a living so i think i might be going to see him on monday to get it sorted

    @dan... thats a really nice offer that pal and if nothing comes from his mate i'll be in touch

    thanks again
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    Not far from you if you need the farecla on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackie View Post
    Not far from you if you need the farecla on it
    thanks for the offer, really nice of you... i'll be in touch if i cant get it sorted by his mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by PiranhaMan View Post
    thanks for the replies lads
    ... needless to say a few choice words were thrown in his direction and he will be paying to get it sorted

    apparently he knows someone that does scratch removal for a living so i think i might be going to see him on monday to get it sorted

    @dan... thats a really nice offer that pal and if nothing comes from his mate i'll be in touch

    thanks again
    no problem happy to help
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    just a quick follow up on this

    well the lad paid up and i got it sorted
    .... used a company called "scuff 2 buff" based in romiley just outside stockport
    they do dent/scratch removal and wheel referbs
    they did a really good job on the bonnet and all the scratches/writing has gone
    they also sorted out my rear arch which had been scraped by another car
    touched it up and machine polished it, and considering the extent of the scratches they did a really good job

    highly recommended if your in the area
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    Nice to know. Do you know how much they charge for wheel refurb ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackie View Post
    Nice to know. Do you know how much they charge for wheel refurb ?
    i dont but i'll find out for you

    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    no pics sorry, she's filthy atm.... just imagine a ming blue bonnet with no scratches
    will post some pics when ive had chance to clean it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackie View Post
    Nice to know. Do you know how much they charge for wheel refurb ?
    went down today and they charge £35-40 per wheel
    ... but he said it does depend on how bad a state the wheels are in
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