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I just scratch some paint on my acura tl, I need some suggestions on that

lzhang5lzhang5 Posts: 1
edited April 2014 in Acura
I am in san jose and I just scratch some paint on my new acura car. I need some suggestion on that and I would like some one to introduce a good deallership to me.

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  • gtmustanggtmustang Posts: 41
    Get your scratch repaired at MAACO.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    Nah, I don't think MAACO is a good idea for a new car......the quality of work fits the price, and the price is cheap, so you figure it out....you get what you pay for....if it were an old car, then maybe....

    Modern car paints can't be "blended" as easily as in the old days...if you have a deep scratch, you have to paint to some "edge", whether it be the end of the fender or to a side moulding or window glass. In other words, you usually have to paint an entire panel of a car to get the paint to look right and wear well.

    Your local AAA office might have a list of AAA approved body shops. That would be a start. Then go visit the shop and look at their work, and see if you like it. Last of all, get 2 or 3 estimates from shops you like. Yes, it's a lot of trouble, but with a new car the repair HAS to look good, or you will lose THOUSANDS of dollars in resale value.
  • ...the scratches are, you might be able to get them removed by dent magicians. They supposedly are very good at fixing up dings and minor scratches. If the scratch is down to the metal, painting will be required.
  • coolfj40coolfj40 Posts: 14
    ....you can take your fingernail perpendicular to the scratch and it doesn't "stick" as you cross the scratch. This means the scratch didn't go deep enough to reveal metal and that you can more than likely blend it with a good quality buffing compound. I'd recommend a product called "Scratch-Out". It comes in a can just like car wax, but I can't recall who makes it. Even though it looks like, feels like and tastes like car wax, it's designed to loosen and blend your paint. Don't use it like a car wax over your entire car. Give your car a good wash and then use it VERY sparingly only on those areas where you have scratches. After that, topcoat it with a high quality wax. I've used the Scratch Out stuff for small scratches on my Toyota Tacoma and my BMW Z3 and it works beautifully. If you have gone through the paint to metal then I'm afraid the Scratch Out isn't going to do you any good and it's time to visit your local body shop. You may also need to be aware that sometimes a hard scratch can also dent the metal depending on how hard the object hit your car. You may be looking at some minor body work as well as painting, depending on the severity of the scratch.

    Good luck!

    Coolfj40
  • bornagainbornagain Posts: 38
    TASTES like car wax???? How does it go with beer :)
  • coolfj40coolfj40 Posts: 14
    Now available in Sour Cream and Onion!!

    I imagine any beer would do nicely.

    I find it tastes better with those Ruffles chips -that way you get more Scratch Out in every bite. Little bitter at first, but once you start you can't eat just one.

    For those of you who insist on literal interpretations of this post, I must provide the following disclaimer: please not try this at home. Eating Scratch Out on potato chips (or with any food for that matter) should be reserved only for those who do their food shopping at Trak Auto.

    Thank you and good night.

    Coolfj40
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