Car was keyed, fixable?

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by 98TsiAWD, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. 98TsiAWD

    98TsiAWD New Member

    Nov 8, 2002
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    Both quarters and the driver fender were keyed.

    The driver side scratches dont appear to have gone through the color, just the clear.

    The passenger side will need repainting, its bad.

    What can I do to try to fix the scratches? I was thinking using a toothpic to apply clearcoat into the scratch, then wetsand with 2000grit sandpaper, and then rubbing compound, etc. Good or bad idea?

    Im a total newb here...
  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax The Detailing EDU is stickied in the Detailing for Moderator

    May 5, 2000
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    Total n00b? Put the sandpaper down and step away from your car.

    Try using a light polish like Meguiars ScratchX, and make sure you work it into the area, not just wipe on like a wax. Your best course of action will probably be to polish out the area. While it may not completely remove the scratches, it should round off the edges of them so they don't catch the light as well which reduces their appearance.
  3. Ridley

    Ridley New Member

    Sep 11, 2003
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    Ouch.... Completely agree with Scott. If you have no experience with repainting, you will likely just make it worse trying to fix it. Although, if you are looking to repaint anyway, you might as well try practicing on that side.

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