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:x HELP... Someone has scratched, with a key I think, all down one side of my car, bonnet and boot. I went to halfords, as they are offering a scratch removal service... £135 per panel to repair, and… Read More
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1d, 4w agoPosted 1 decade, 4 weeks ago
:x HELP... Someone has scratched, with a key I think, all down one side of my car, bonnet and boot. I went to halfords, as they are offering a scratch removal service... £135 per panel to repair, and they won't do the bonnet!!!!
So my request to you all out there is:
Do you know anyone, maybe even a mobile service, in the Croydon, Surrey or surrounding areas that does scratch removal, and for a hell of a lot cheaper than halfords??? Any help appreciated X
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1d, 4w agoPosted 1 decade, 4 weeks ago
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#1
is it a deep scratch or light?
#2
http://www.batterschoice.com/images/prod__BLG1000SOMETHING FOR THE PERSON THAT SCRATCHED YOUR CAR ;-)

(PS ONLY JOKING - NO INTENT TO INCITE! )
#3
I'm not sure wot you'd call deep, the metal underneath isn't showing thruogh, but some are deeper than others...
#4
Hope this helps:
Enter your postcode and see if these guys can help.
I'm having them out to spray my bumper after my husband caught it in a car park! :x

http://www.revive-uk.com/retail/index.php
#5
Helps if I put a link!

http://www.revive-uk.com/retail/index.php

:oops:
#6
What about Mer Scratch Removal - seen it advertised but don't know if its any good.....
http://www.merproducts.com/acatalog/Scratch___Stone_Chip_Removal.html#a18
#7
mallens
Many Thanks... I'll give them a call to get a quote... Fingers crossed!!
#8
gari 189
I'll give anything a go... Ijust don't want to spend a fortune when it's not my fault!!!
#9
darknoiz
don't think that didn't cross my mind...and if I knew the culprit...well...
#10
Seen some good reviews of these:

http://www.chipsaway.co.uk
#11
is it too deep to t-cut out?
#12
MinstrelMan
is it too deep to t-cut out?

Eggactly wot I was going to ask. T Cut is the dogs danglies, Tesco do their own version as well which is pretty good :thumbsup:
#13
im always supprised by the amount of people that dont know about t-cut. shame I cant get something similar for my driver side window after some (inster your own word here) tried putting a brick through it
#14
all for £3.16 and the smurfs go pop album (its my daughters!) :lol:
#16
thanks pyrrho.
I'll give them a call too.
#17
May I suggest before using t-cut which is very good but bit on the harsh side, Try AutoGlym Paint Renovaitor! Its the same a T-Cut but easyiers to work with. Also the AutoGlym Resin Polish will help finish the job off. These item are sold at Halford etc. £8 max a bottle.

Minstralman is right T Cut is a fantastic! The only thing I would suggest is to take your time try a liitle in a area of the car and gently rub the surroundng area using clean part of the cloth each time. Best of LUCK!
#18
Thanks everyone, I'll try it myself, then , if all else fails, I'll get back to the guy from Revive, rec by mallens, who said he'd do it for £90 plus vat!
#19
HeY! I suppose I gave good advise there see post above Autoexpress say's Autoglym was the best. You can't beat it.

PS. I am not an Autoglym Rep! heheh (No i am not)
#20
bimbani
Thanks everyone, I'll try it myself, then , if all else fails, I'll get back to the guy from Revive, rec by mallens, who said he'd do it for £90 plus vat!


Mate upload a pic of the scratch.

If it's a light scratch you can repair it yourself at a fraction of the price.

Feel the scratch. If your fingernail catches on a scratch, it is too deep to remove completely without professional repair.

Here's what you need.

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/polishing/polish/sonus-hand-polish-bundle/prod_29.html

Sonus is basically top of the range when it comes to car care. Expensive but really worth it.

You can do a really good job of fixing the scratches if you invest in a Porter Cable 7424 (and you can even removed swirl marks).

Look at the pictures in this link. That poor Audi has a huge scratch on the door. Using Sonus products and a Porter Cable the paint is completely restored to a showroom finish :thumbsup:
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/show-n-shine-audi-1-9tdi/info_13.html
#21
If you want scratch removal don't even bother with T-cut. Total amateur sh*te. Try to source Farecla G3/G10. It's not easy to get hold of offline (auto paint factor sometimes have it if you get lucky) but there are a few places online that sell it. There now follow a couple of pics of a car I bought a while back that was literally covered in scratches/dull paintwork. Typical ebay shi**er.....

Before:
http://www.shengis.net/feocpics/gxg2.jpg
After:
http://www.shengis.net/feocpics/gag3.jpg

I don't think i've got any close up before/after pics unfortunately, but this is proper bodyshop refinishing stuff:thumbsup:
#22
Thank You every one. Man from Revive has just been £90 plus vat. Done a fab job. only one really deep one on my bonnet that couldn't be fully repaired. I would highly recommend this company for their prompt reply to my e-mail enquiry and then turning up at the stated time to do the job!!! ta though to you all for your tips and advice... Bimbani xx

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