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#1 edhuduk

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 05:20 PM

Hey Guys,

 

I've noticed that on the back left wheel arch of my car there is a 10cm length x 3cm width paint chip, i dont know how its happened but next to it is a little scrape which im guessing someones touched the car... *sigh*

 

I'm just asking in general how easy is it to do yourself or how much roughly do you think i would be paying if i got someone to do it for me?

 

I have a Ford Focus 1.6 in Metallic Panther Black.

 

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 05:56 PM

I've got two little scratches , I heard there are  special color coded  pens which cover the scratch area ?

have you got guys  any  clue where can I get it ?



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 07:29 PM

FORD..............................



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 08:25 PM

Well yes ford for the colour code. But still wondering how much roughly it cost for resprays? Or a good touch up?

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 08:28 PM

diy   sandpaper,,, toutchup..... sandpaper... finer sandpaper.... cutting compound.... polish/wax.....



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 08:29 PM

Right ok thanks..

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 08:41 PM

Anyone else would like to help me in my question? If youve had your car sprayed what roughly did it cost? Etc etc

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 08:46 PM

Here we are

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 09:14 PM

after seeing the pic, with the other scratches, i recon between 60/80 notes........ some garages will say its not worth them doing as its not a big enough job...........



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 09:16 PM

Thanks marty!

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:56 AM

I just went and got a quote for 240 smackers!!!! As there is a little bit of rust around the arch too.... pffft no way!!

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 11:13 AM

try chips away, they should be able to offer it cheaper, but to be honest looking at that, I think CA will charge the same.

 

The problem is its on the bend and the end, so they cant just tidy that little bit, they need to respray the full thing.

 

As for stone chips, just as Martyn suggested, touchup, sand, touchup, sand, I am doing this on a key damage on my car at the moment.



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:43 AM

Very common focus mk 2 /2.5 issue. Stone chips at the start of front sills and bottom of rear passenger doors. I recommend genuine ford mud flaps to stop it getting worse.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 08:47 AM

The halfords paint repair kit is quite good, its a very thin tip so you can cover up very thin scratches and keyline scratches with it.. the ford stick has a huge brush on it which is very bad for a good finish.



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:32 AM

From the image I gave I think halfords paint wont do the best job but ill certainly use it for the other sections!

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