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Hi all


My first and hopefully not last. First time scratches appeared on the passenger front of the car. I'm assuming it was a London bus (our road gets congested in the afternoon and in my opinion not wide enough for 2 buses or lorries etc) due to the colour red and how sometimes they struggle on our road.


It was only a matter of time before it happens but hey, first scratches hurt the most. Does anyone have any recommendations on how to apply the paint job. Doing a bit of research I think my options are :-



  • Halfords - Paint pens
  • Audi - Paint pens
  • Halfords Body repair service
  • Audi garage
The colour is Glacier White. Attached a photo.


Thank you
Marc
 

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First, welcome to the forum - hope you find more pleasant things to share and discuss with us and for you too. I can't comment on the bullets about Halfords, as I'm in the states, but from the pic, I would say that your damage is a bit more than either paint pens (from Halfords or Audi) will do much good. So then you're on to a body shop or garage that is specialized in paintwork. Both the fender (wing) and bumper cover have deep enough scratches that will require their expertise IMHO ...
 

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I agree with rnlabas, those scratches will not be fixed with paint pens or touch up paint. If you want to go down the professional route then I would recommend you contact a SMART repairer such as Chips Away or Dent Devils. You should find a local SMART repairer by using Google as your friend. They are mobile and my local one has done several repairs (one quite major) at a reasonable cost.
 

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The red is paint transfer, you can use detailing products such as meguiars quick detailer and some elbow grease to remove it. You can then you can use a polishing product to hand polish the small clearcoat scratches. Spots where the paint was chipped off, will require respray or some kind of filler.
 
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