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bargainhunter2009 Avatar
7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
...as per my post last night, I got a car (ford focus ghia) which has a few scracthes (hence why I got it cheap). Anyway, some useful suggestions were posted last night and I was going to get my bf to use either t cut or a compound which was suggested, but I am wondering if its best just to get someone like chips away to do it? There are some small scracthes on the rear bumper, not massively noticeable but I would like to get them sorted. So anyone used them? Heard anything good or bad? Thanks!
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Here is the company http://www.chipsaway.co.uk/
#2
Have you got pictures of the damage please?
#3
pghstochaj
Have you got pictures of the damage please?


I havent picked the car up yet....i am getting it next weekend (or hopefully in the week). Will post pics when I get it though....im such a perfectionist!:thumbsup:
#4
we use them for our fleet cars at work, they do a great job for us.
#5
They bodged my car, had to send it to a bodyshop in the end for a professional job.
#6
wincey
They bodged my car, had to send it to a bodyshop in the end for a professional job.


oh really what happenned?
#7
It really depends on how bad the scratch is. If you run a fingernail down it, if the nail catches in it, you are probably looking at chips away or equivalent, or having it sprayed.

It prob wont be bad having it sprayed, but dont have it 'blowed' in to the rest of the car, just have the bumper painted. There will be a slight difference, but nothing to write home about.
#8
Paint bubbled up, so he redid it and new paint changed shade 2 days later.
#9
I think you'll have to clarify if your' bodywork has, light surface scratches, Deep scratches (like having had a key dragged along), Or chips (pieces of paint missing), as all are different and some will need filling and sanding, prior to painting, others will just need a cutting compount to remove them?

You can scratch/damage rear bumpers by removing/loading prams, buggies and wheelchairs. Golfers tying their golf shoes whilst resting their feet on the rear bumper, and scratching it with their spikes are the worst.

They are all different types/depths of scratching.

You may be better to remove the bumper and have it resprayed, if you are a true perfectionist, and the damage is limited to that area only?
#10
bargainhunter2009
I havent picked the car up yet....i am getting it next weekend (or hopefully in the week). Will post pics when I get it though....im such a perfectionist!:thumbsup:


I will wait for the pictures before commenting, it really depends.
#11
Ok everyone! Will post pics once I have got the car! I cant remember how deep they were to be honest, I dont think they were too deep but I cant honestly remember! Thanks again everyone!
#12
wincey
They bodged my car, had to send it to a bodyshop in the end for a professional job.


same here, was the high wycombe one, they took it back 3 times and still couldnt get the colour to blend correctly. complained all teh way through head office and a bodyshop took it to fix it.
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We have to put right loads of chipsaway work that they muck up. They don't repair the damage and paint straight over so the damage can still be seen, they never colour match so if its not the right colour 'tough', and they often us a different product so the paint reacts...........Try the T cut but don't pay out any big money. If that doesn't work take it to a small bodyshop and get a free quote, most of them will tell you if its worth doing.
#14
i have a chipsaway franchise it all comes down to the person doing the work i'v been doing it for 3 years now and you just need to be sensible about what you take on as it is smart repairs so small medium area repair technique no harm in getting a free estimate and see what they say i'v done allsorts of cars from ferrari's morgans to fiestas corsa's with no problems but it does come down to the person doing the repair to how good they are

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