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Old 03-24-2015, 04:51 PM   #1
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Oops... Clearcoat help

It was pitch black one morning and I was backing out my driveway, I had a hard time backing out and cut it a little close. Needless to say I was pretty upset before heading into work. I have had very minor scratches to my clear coat but I think this is something I need to get taken care of. Does anyone have any idea what this would generally run to get fixed? Nothing's dented so the body is still fine.

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Old 03-24-2015, 04:56 PM   #2
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I have scratches similar to that as well, we have bikes hanging in or out garage and long story short one of the fell and scratched my hood pretty badly
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Now that I think about it, we have shovels hanging on the wall in our garage... better take this bad boys down.


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If It is only in the clear coat they will have to prep the entire quarter panel and shoot a new clear on it all the way up to the a pillar. You can't shoot a clear without taking it to a natural break. Then they will have to do the bumper as well. All told your looking at probably 500-800 depending on the shop you take it to. It's mostly labor but they will charge you about 100 bucks in misc supplies, and prob 150 in clear coat. Like 30% of your car has to be reshot just in that small amount of damage. Sux.
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Better safe than sorry, the thing had literally been hanging from the ceiling for 10 years and decided to fall when my car was in the garage. Must've had bad karma
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Get one of those little clear coat touch up bottles, spread a bit over the affected areas, then once its dried wet sand it with about 2-2.5k grit, then compound, and polish. No it won't be a perfect finish, but i guarantee you no one will ever see it.
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Get one of those little clear coat touch up bottles, spread a bit over the affected areas, then once its dried wet sand it with about 2-2.5k grit, then compound, and polish. No it won't be a perfect finish, but i guarantee you no one will ever see it.

It will eventually peel, but like he said it will work as a quick cheep fix. But I would disagree that NO ONE will ever notice. Most won't, car guys who have done body work will notice. You will notice, as you know it's there.
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If you're like me, you'll need to reclear the whole thing. Some people will accept touch up with a good blend, but I can see the difference and it'll drive me crazy ... plus if one of my friends said anything about it, I probably kill them for noticing.
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