Got Sandy back today. Yay.
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Looking much better.
After the incident.
After I tidied up the area by removing the paint transfer.
Today after it was repaired at the body shop.
Now it just needs to go to Skoda to reset the warning light as the body shop had disconnected the battery for a while and not reset the warning light.
Unfortunately due to covid, the dealership are on a skeleton crew and it's coming up to christmas so it'll be 4th January 2021 at 10:15am when it'll get reset.
Bloody 2020, the car has been hit twice this year, this second time having to go to a repairers 47 miles away in Scotland as England was on lockdown.
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What'd you use to tidy up the paint job yourself? I have some tiny paint chips that could use some cleaning up (nowhere near as long or noticeable as that scratch). So I come to you, the expert.
Lol. Here. It's still another country.
I start off with tar and glue remover to remove any easily removed plastic transfer, then hit it with some polish, then a final wipe down with some CarPro Eraser/panel wipe.
That remove all the black and white transfer and light scratching, leaving just the dents and where the paint had been remove altogether.
The bodyshop did a good job and they could of just took it back to metal, filled the dents and repainted but they replaced the rear wind and the rear passenger doorskin and repainted it all.
@svend So for small scratches would you suggest just a basic polish? Also, what about color pens that match the paint of the car? All the chips I have are no more than a half a centimeter big, probably much smaller, so dabbing them in pen or paints and then adding a clear coat (pen or paint) on top of that would work just fine for what I'm looking for.
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Always start with the lightest polish, running along the scratch a few times then perpendicular (half as many times) to the scratch a few times then repeat. Wiping the area from time to time to see how it's gone, if no joy, work up to a more aggressive polish.
If your going to touch up scratches and chips, make sure to give the surrounding area a good polish and get the paint to code.
Don't use the brush but mix 60% paint and 40% clearcote, then use a cocktail stick (you only want the smallest amount of paint on the end) and gently stipple the paint into the area by putting the corner of your wrist on the body (as if you were writing a letter) and use your thumb and forefinger to move the cocktail stick.
You want to slowly build up the paint. If done right the paint will flatten level to the surrounding area negating the use of a denibbler or block wet sanding the area back and having to polish the area up.
@svend Took a screenshot of this because it's brilliant! Thanks a million, pal.
@taylor-martin No worries. It's what I'm here for.