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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-21-2009, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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My first scratch...

Hello all, I purchased my 09 G8 several months ago and just put my first scratch on it and its killing me. The scratch is in the back lower panel of the car which is plastic. What can I do to remove this myself without having to take it to the dealer? It is in the paint pretty good with a small groove. I am just sick to my stomach, please help!!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-21-2009, 10:31 PM
 
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Hello all, I purchased my 09 G8 several months ago and just put my first scratch on it and its killing me. The scratch is in the back lower panel of the car which is plastic. What can I do to remove this myself without having to take it to the dealer? It is in the paint pretty good with a small groove. I am just sick to my stomach, please help!!
Dis is whut I'd doo - - go to a paint shop (auto) take your serial number or paint code..pay through your nose for a reduced container of paint and once you have cleaned the stink out of your scratch with something like paint thinner "then", camping fuel ..(white gas) or something that leaves no residue fill the mark carefully ..imagine you are leonardo or something. Option - you could lightly sand the edges of the groove with something like one sheet of 2000 grit or the highest you can find (recommended to you)..then use the cleaner again before the reduced paint..it could require a few "thin" layers of paint ..so go at it in the centre carefully at first (small amount thin line etc...) the paint will seem over priced..BUt it will stay thin and won't turn to putty consistancy as long as you have it in a screw top container..I have one for my truck and it's lasted me for 5 yrs. so far and counting. (container has brush top and holds around 2 ounces)you can keep the remainder in a can (tight).

You got off easy..we got a crater in the hood and it was repainted completely (Sub sonic rock)


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