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Domino305
post Mar 2 2015, 10:46 PM
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​My car door panel was accidentally scratched while moving some things over the weekend. It was caused by a metal bar that slid out of place.

​If you look at the attached photo you'll see where the scratch is. It doesn't appear to be very deep but it is definitely noticeable. Is there any way to repair this or at least make it less noticeable?


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post Mar 3 2015, 08:05 AM
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you could try to buff it a bit. the interior silver pieces are just black plastic painted silver.


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Any suggestions on how to buff it out or any products to use? Just want to make sure I don't end up making it look worse than it is.


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A quick google search suggests that the typical approach is to fill the scratch with epoxy, sand it flush, and paint. How deep is the scratch? You could try something like this if it's not too deep: http://www.amazon.com/Quixx-00070-US-Paint...r/dp/B000UVUAFO

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QUOTE (roydjt @ Mar 3 2015, 12:51 PM) *
A quick google search suggests that the typical approach is to fill the scratch with epoxy, sand it flush, and paint. How deep is the scratch? You could try something like this if it's not too deep: http://www.amazon.com/Quixx-00070-US-Paint...r/dp/B000UVUAFO

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I'm a little weary against sanding that area, but that product you suggested seems like it will work on light scratches without the need for sanding - which is perfect.

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I remember someone that was a detailed cars professionally said to use crayon (just got to match the color the best you can) and use it to fill in the scratched area. I've never tried it but it may be a cheap solution. Another option is to just wax the area which may conceal the scratch a bit.


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Since the surface is smooth and not textured, I would use PlastX.


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QUOTE (gb5luis @ Mar 12 2015, 03:53 AM) *
Since the surface is smooth and not textured, I would use PlastX.


I agree PlastX or Scratch X will surely remove those light scratches.


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I would try PlastX, however going by my experience with PlastX and ScratchX 2.0 I think the scratch won't be possible to fix.

I think you would have more luck getting a complete door card from a. wreck and just replacing the whole panel.


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QUOTE (elantraelite @ Mar 29 2015, 06:05 PM) *
I would try PlastX, however going by my experience with PlastX and ScratchX 2.0 I think the scratch won't be possible to fix.

I think you would have more luck getting a complete door card from a. wreck and just replacing the whole panel.



Yes you are correct in a way. PlastX cleans and fills the scratch, so that means it need to be re applied time to time.


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