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Key scratch repair - next step

magnumekmagnumek Posts: 33
edited July 2016 in General
Hello.
I bought a car with a "key" scratch across each side, as you can guess big scratch attracts other ones. I couldnt look anymore and decided to do something with this. I ordered a touchup which includes base coat and clear coat. I put the case on the scratch but not sure what to do next, I think it looks even worse at the moment.
Here are the steps that I made:
1) I took the car to the car wash
2) I washed the scratch with a wax remover prep solvent
3) I put 3-4 coasts (depends on how deep it was) on the scratch with a brush
What should I do now? should I put the clear coat on it or should I sand it a little bit to level out the base coat?

Here is how it was before and right now.
Before:
https://i.imgsafe.org/2332ddaa45.jpg
https://i.imgsafe.org/2332f3d495.jpg
Now:
https://i.imgsafe.org/2332cbc571.jpg
https://i.imgsafe.org/233308a690.jpg

Comments

  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Posts: 5,134
    edited July 2016
    The easiest and cheapest solution would be to get a custom stripe kit that simply covers over the scratch. Otherwise, you are stripping, sanding, filling and repainting the whole side of the car..
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    When scratches are that deep, there's not much you can do. These kits are generally made for much smaller areas of damage.
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