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ElantraClub - For Elantra Owners and Enthusiasts _ The Elantra Detailing Forum _ Paint Chip & Scratch Repair

Posted by: Bigs Jan 10 2006, 12:29 PM

I have a lot of paint chips on my hood and they are getting annoying. I'm sure some are wondering the best way to fix them. I wanted to start a thread with links on how to repair them easily.

This topic has been covered here also:

Richard (F1Guy) recommended a few products that would help such as Mother's Paint Repair Kit and Langka Paint repair kit. The Langka kit is used in the below link from Detail City.

Here is an example of a repair done by a guy at

Where can you buy this?

I would first check with your local car part store. If not, it's available online!

I would recommend the Langka kit as the instructions are clear and to the point! They give good tips on how to use the product on the Langka website. But what you really need when using these kits is PATIENCE! smile.gif

Also remember, the kits that are mentioned here are used when touch up is applied. If you have a minor scratch (surface scratch in clearcoat), this can be easily fixed using a coumpoud like Meguiars Scratch-X or Poorboy's SSR's. Better results when applying them with a ROB. (Random Orbital Buffer)

I will keep searching and will add more links to this page. If you have any to share, send me a PM and I will add them here!

Posted by: Fastback Apr 17 2006, 04:54 PM

what is the best/ safest way to fix those white clear coate scuffs on dark paint like tidal wave

Posted by: princessa Apr 17 2006, 05:00 PM

fingernail polish (clear) that's what I was told from a guy who paints cars

Posted by: Bigs Apr 18 2006, 06:55 AM

QUOTE (princessa @ Apr 17 2006, 06:00 PM)
fingernail polish (clear) that's what I was told from a guy who paints cars

Not the way I would do it! But hey, it's your car! rofl.gif

Fastback, did you check the one stop shop in here?! Your answers should be in there.

If you have a buffer or good arms, you can use Meguiars ScratchX.

Posted by: Tmoney04GLS May 3 2006, 01:40 PM

alright well i got hit by a rather large rock (size of a small fist) last night right on the hood. it fell of f of one those landscaping trucks and bounced right onto my hood. Theres a small dent but really deep scratches. would any of the above mentioned products help?

i was planning on going to the dealership today to get a paint pen and just touch it up to prevent rust until next month when ill have more time to fix it.

any advice would be greatly appreciated as i cant stand imperfections like that on her. Thanks

Posted by: Bigs May 3 2006, 02:06 PM

Start a new topic with pics! We can go from there! Makes it easier to know what is needed when we have pics! wink.gif

Posted by: Tmoney04GLS May 3 2006, 02:22 PM

okie dokes ill try to get some later tonight. its kind of like gonzo's scratch only about 3 inches long tho but ill try to get some pics for ya

Posted by: Bigs May 3 2006, 02:26 PM

OK Thanks! Start a new topic with it aaaiiight! thumbsup.gif

Posted by: dragonfighter60 May 11 2006, 11:13 AM

Just making sure, would i need to use something like a paint pen before i used this?

Posted by: Bigs May 11 2006, 11:47 AM

Any touch up should suffice with these kits...

Posted by: elantraelite May 13 2006, 11:23 PM

I went on a spending spree at the local auto place and thought i'd try Meguiars ScratchX compound.

I applied it after a wash with Meguiars Gold Class wash.

I applied it to a small area around the passenger door handle with a terry towel It was starting to get a few light scratchs that were beginning to really annoy me. They are very light, but im fussy.

Once I applied the compound I left it for around 5minutes before taking it off with a fresh terry towel...

I noticed it got rid of a majority of the light scratches but a few remained

I was wondering if I applied the compound long enough to work correctly??

Posted by: Vampyrate May 13 2006, 11:25 PM

i have a paint pen that i got from the dealer for about 5bux and its pretty good (tested it on one scratch)

but id rather clay and detail my car to see how deep these scratches really go

Posted by: elantraelite May 14 2006, 12:03 AM

Im a real Noob to detailing, so i'm off to find about more about claying.

Posted by: Vampyrate May 14 2006, 12:04 AM

i have yet to try it on my car, or any car for that matter

but by the end of the summer, the raven will have a "mud bath"

Posted by: Doohickie Jul 11 2006, 01:00 PM

EXTREME paint repair:

In started by Bigs, there is a link to a DetailCity thread where a guy had his Acura scraped up by his son getting snow off the car with a metal snow shovel. The guy did an amazing job of repairing the scratches. I think the DetailCity thread should be linked to this thread, so here it is:

I hope this helps people who's cars have been keyed.

Posted by: Bigs Jul 11 2006, 01:14 PM

Thanks for the post Dooh!

Please remember that this guy is a pro! So it was probably easier for him than most! But still, what a great job! thumbsup.gif

Oh and I'm part of that site! Great site! thumbsup.gif

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