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Seek your local graffiti artist and pinch his can of spray paint.
I always thought a few scratches add character to the vehicle.I think I would recommend trying some scratch repairs on your kid's Tonka Toy before doing it on your car. Do they still make Tonka Toys out of metal?It appears as if there are 4 methods of doing scratch repair.1) filling scratch with factory matching paint.2) filling scratch with a wax-like crayon of matching color (turtle wax)3) rubbing the scratch out, perhaps recovering paint material from nearby, however, probably works best on partial thickness scratches (T-Cut) However, T-Cut also seems to contain some color.4) repainting the entire panel.My first question is whether these fixes are permanent, and how they will endure over time.Many new vehicles have a clear coat on top of the paint. I'd worry about an aggressive scratch removing technique messing with the clear coat, and thus, after the wax fades, you could be left with a large rubbing spot.Depending on your needs, you might want to first talk to a body shop, see what they use, and how many years worth of allowance deductions it will take for your kid to pay for it.
Assuming T-Cut is still what it was thirty years ago, it's just a very abrasive polish, or cutting compound. It will cut right through the colour coat and get you down to the primer in no time, so be very careful with it.It looks like those scratches are into the primer under the colour coat. If they are, you won't be able to polish them out. To find out, try a much less abrasive polish on a little piece of the scratch and see if you can make it any better. If it was caused by contact with plastic, I don't think it should be to hard to remove it.However, I did see a product in a auto supply place recently that claimed to be able to deal with a problem like this. There is a coat of transparent "varnish" (called clearcoat) on top of the colour coat on modern cars. If your scratch is only in the clearcoat I think this stuff can fix it. No idea what it's called though. Anybody?
Quote from: Don_1 on 29/07/2011 08:30:21Seek your local graffiti artist and pinch his can of spray paint.Excellent Idea.
That door scratch looks too deep for T-cut. Looks like a job for a "go-faster stripe"  ...[attachment=14973]