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Old 11-28-2009, 09:56 PM
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Unhappy scratches in side door

Does any one know how to fix scratches on side door? Because I have 2 scratches on side doors when I picked up my car(4 weeks old) at shopping mall parking area.
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any pictures. i have gotten scratches out by CAREFULLY wetsanding it with 1500-2000 grit sand paper, followed by harsh to less harsh compound and wax.

other than that..not sure? Phil might know here..
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The scratch looks too deep to be polished out!
Try some harsh compound and polish/wax and see.Do this before you use any sand paper on there.
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The scratch looks too deep to be polished out!
Try some harsh compound and polish/wax and see.Do this before you use any sand paper on there.
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I have similar but shallower scrath on my steel grey (from backing into bushes), I was able to almost polish it out completely.

BUT...
I have access to polisher and Deflesko paint gauge to make sure I still have some clear coat left when I call it done.

I start with typical steps, wash the area, claybar, use Meguiar 105 with MF towel by hand a few times. If you have access to polisher you can try that as well. At the end you won;t be able to get rid of it completely but will be less obvious. Goo dluck.
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just an idea

I had a MAJOR door ding that pushed in the metal, thanks Raychel. (she slammed her door open into mine, THEN pushed HARDER. It was gruesome.

Bought BMW touch up. {the factory paint is waterborne, you MUST use factory paint(BASF)} Comes with base and clear. (both are waterborne)

Took it to a top shelf body shop. They massaged the metal a little, touched it up, then brought it back down. The final repair was seamless and the price was 65.00.

If your scratch won't clean out, this might be an option.
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That sucks...looks like a shopping cart went sailing or,
almost a key job. I park as far away as the lot allows.
Good luck on the fix.
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