How to repair deep key scratches ??

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Old 08-03-09, 08:58 AM
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How to repair deep key scratches ??

So, my girlfriend finally treats herself and gets a nice Hyundai Santa Fe. 30 days later, for some unknown reason, she has a minor cosmetic rub on the bumper (minor parking lot rash) and another week later (unrelated) some kids keyed some cars in the parking lot.

Her is cosmetic. Some are deep but do not seem to have gone down to metal on the engine hood near the bumper.

I believe I could fix this myself at least so that it is not so ugly or bad looking.

I just don't know where to start. How to prep, what products to use, etc.

I am not expecting it to look like new. We just want to pretty it up and also help protect the affected area.


I await your wisdom....lol
 
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Old 08-03-09, 09:08 AM
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What about that marker the late Billy Mays was selling on infomercial?

Does the car have a "clear coat" finish? If so, rubbing it out might be impossible.

Have you simply tried an auto parts store and asked what they got on hand for that?
 
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Old 08-03-09, 01:29 PM
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I am just starting my education here before I go to the store. Nothing beats personal experience. I will seek advice at a good auto store BUT asking here ahead of time is smarter.
 
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Old 08-03-09, 01:34 PM
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If they are truly deep...you would be well advised to check into having the professionally fixed. If it is through the color coat down to metal, even the smallest amount, it will start rusting.

Here was some good info on scratches and repair....
Car Scratch Repair: Step-by-Step DIY Auto Mechanic Guide - Popular Mechanics
 
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Old 08-03-09, 04:25 PM
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I wish you luck in catching those twerps so you can make their parents pay for fixing it, then the parents could take it out of kids' allowance for the next few years.
 
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Old 08-13-09, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Gunguy45 View Post
If they are truly deep...you would be well advised to check into having the professionally fixed. If it is through the color coat down to metal, even the smallest amount, it will start rusting.

Here was some good info on scratches and repair....
Car Scratch Repair: Step-by-Step DIY Auto Mechanic Guide - Popular Mechanics

Thanks for the link. I will check it out and see what my options are.
 
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