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Old 11-21-2007, 08:35 AM   #1
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removing car scratch

Hello,

I am badly in need of help. I scraped my father's car against a pole. I have to fix it in a week or less before he comes back and sees it. If he sees it... I dont want to know what will happen if he sees it. I don't have enough money to have it professionally taken care of. I attached pictures so you can see the damage.

Does someone know how I can go about taking care of it and how much it would cost to buy the materials? The more details the better. a step by step instruction guide would be fantastic. Any help is greatly appreciated. My life is in your hands!

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Old 11-21-2007, 09:04 AM   #2
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heres what I would do, if thats white paint, go get some 3m adhesive remover and go over it. then depending on the severity of the scratches, you might have to compound and buff it or get by with just waxing it. as for the door, i would take some 3m adhesive remover, hit the handle with it to try to remove the paint, if it doesnt all come off and fades the door handle, then go to an automotive store an buy some matching automotive carpet dye spray paint, tape off the door handle, and shoot it lightly letting it dry each time so it doesnt run.
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:49 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply adam.
So the white is the paint from the pole? that makes sense, the pole is white... I actually thought the white was the underlying color after the paint from my car was scraped off... but now that i think about it, it doesnt make much sense that the underlying metal is white.
So the first step is to get 3m adhesive remover to remove the white paint?

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Old 11-21-2007, 10:58 PM   #4
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I suggest you grow up and man up. Lying about scratching a car is worse than scratching a car. Trust is one of the most valuable things out there, and there's only one way to get it.

Look at people you idolize. Would they be a little bitch and try to hide this, or would they man up, tell their dad, accept the punishment they deserved, and work to pay to have the scratch professionally fixed?
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:32 AM   #5
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Thanks for the reply adam.
So the white is the paint from the pole? that makes sense, the pole is white... I actually thought the white was the underlying color after the paint from my car was scraped off... but now that i think about it, it doesnt make much sense that the underlying metal is white.
So the first step is to get 3m adhesive remover to remove the white paint?


yea, if that doesnt remove it id try some lacquer thinner, but id say the 3m should do it.
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:36 AM   #6
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Honestly, I'd own up. Reason being, it clearly sounds like you have no experience in the field so doing this can further mess up the paint of the car. If you do a bad job, it will be horribly noticeable. Think of it this way: would your father be madder if you scratched a pole and told him about it and then got the money to get it fixed or tried to lie about it and fix it yourself and made it look worse.
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