First teensy weensy scratch

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Stimulated!
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First teensy weensy scratch

Post by Stimulated! » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:09 pm

Gutted!

No idea how it happened but we have a thin white scratch about an inch long that at first I thought was a cat hair!

Is there any way to remedy this without replacing the entire panel? :o
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Re: First teensy weensy scratch

Post by JLRnumber5 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:21 pm

Stimulated! wrote:
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:09 pm
Gutted!

No idea how it happened but we have a thin white scratch about an inch long that at first I thought was a cat hair!

Is there any way to remedy this without replacing the entire panel? :o
I always relax after the first scratch. It's going to happen at some point so I find it a relief to get it out of the way!

Of course there's all sorts of products you can use to minimise what's there and if it looked like a cat hair then I suspect you can improve the appearance or take it to a SMART repairer. I paid about £150 to remove a deep scratch a few years back.
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Re: First teensy weensy scratch

Post by catwoman » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:44 am

Stimulated! wrote:
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:09 pm
Gutted!

No idea how it happened but we have a thin white scratch about an inch long that at first I thought was a cat hair!

Is there any way to remedy this without replacing the entire panel? :o

Yes, I know exactly how you feel about it, "gutted", is definitely the word . . but don't agonise over it, as JLR#5 says, these things are bound to happen somewhere on the car at sometime. When I was washing my car recently I was mortified to discover a really tiny little stone chip in the paint, almost dead-centre on the expanse of the bonnet. It showed as a tiny white fleck in the ammonite grey surface which could be felt when running a fingernail lightly across it. Definitely was a bit of a 'downer' for a while, but I just decided to darken it down with a blob of black scratch cover car wax, polished it off, stood back, couldn't see it anymore. Job done. I've completely stopped worrying about it now. Suggest you do something similar with yours. The Ammonite shade is a surprisingly forgiving colour, but white scratches will definitely stand out to the eye, especially once you know they're there, so they are much less visible when they are darkened against the background. Cost to sort out, almost nothing! . . all good :P
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Re: First teensy weensy scratch

Post by F-Pace S » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:36 am

Never a pleasure and sorry to hear. The good news is that bodyshops do miracle repairs for not a lot of money nowadays.

There is an F-Pace near me that has had more than a scratch to its passenger rear door and rear quarter at a bodyshop near me, and the repair is looking very good so far.
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Re: First teensy weensy scratch

Post by Doug » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:52 am

Sorry to read your news.
Can you post a close up picture of the scratch and one including the whole panel please. That way myself and others can give more activate advice.
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Re: First teensy weensy scratch

Post by Mbadger77 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:09 pm

May find it can just be polished out. I had a branch scrape from a hedge that left a nasty scratch. Had my car detailed and they nailed it.
If bit deeper the mobile smart repair guys are pretty good.

Picture would be good.
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Re: First teensy weensy scratch

Post by PatrickBompton » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:30 pm

Machine Polished!! Find a detailing centre with some good lighting to work on your car!


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Re: First teensy weensy scratch

Post by Matteus F-Pace » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:48 pm

Sympathies!! If it's not through to the metal then use a scratch remover - I rate Meguiars ultimate compound very highly - works even better if you have a DA polisher. If deeper, then body shop might be the only solution. I've used the local Chips Away with good results, but these are franchises and quality can vary across the UK. Good luck!
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Re: First teensy weensy scratch

Post by Stimulated! » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:49 pm

Just waiting for a day when the Jag is on the drive so I can get a photo! (the missus takes it to work and then puts it back in the garage)

I'm in Australia so some of the products you mention may not be available to me, I'm sure there are similar.

Presume that T-cut isn't an option?
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Re: First teensy weensy scratch

Post by Matteus F-Pace » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:51 am

Sorry, yes, Chips away is a UK franchise. You surely get Meguiars products there though?

For me, T-cut is a bit aggressive for this, and the newer products (like MUC) are more high tech with micro-abrasives which shrink as you apply them.
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