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Took my car to get a nice valet and a polish for winter, the guy said he was just going to have a quick look around for marks on it, he was doing this so I could not come back and say he has caused any of them, he went around the rear of the car on the passenger side, and said "excuse me mate, i?m sorry to tell you some one has keyed your motor" me think he was joking laughed, then realised he was serious... full credit to the bloke he has buffed most of it out while I was there, but the deepest part is where the little scroat has started, and that cant be removed, does anybody no how to get this mark out with out having to spray the whole rear of the car? If I could get my hand on the sods, I would kill them, it has either happened in the white rose centre Leeds or in the meadow hall <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on">Sheffield</st1:place>! I am not happy; all suggestions on how to get the remainder of the mark out would be greatly appreciated.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>

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dont know whats worse! me waking up to find a big lump of dog sh!te splattered all over back of my car or this! well thats what happened to me when i woke up sat morning. not nice having to clean it off with a hose and spone, and it got right under the seals of the boot!
 

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dont know whats worse! me waking up to find a big lump of dog sh!te splattered all over back of my car or this! well thats what happened to me when i woke up sat morning. not nice having to clean it off with a hose and spone, and it got right under the seals of the boot!
You see mate they are just jealous to$$ers, i have no time and no respect for them, you can't have nothing without some scum bag trying to ruin it!

It gets right on my f***ing nerves!
 

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Gutted for you mate [:(]

Rule of thumb is: If you can feel it with your fingernail i.e. depth - then it'll need respraying.

Not what you wanted to hear but it sounds like the point at which the mark starts is the deepest bit, so it will require paint.

Can you post a pic of the damaged area?
 

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Gutted for you mate [:(]

Rule of thumb is: If you can feel it with your fingernail i.e. depth - then it'll need respraying.

Not what you wanted to hear but it sounds like the point at which the mark starts is the deepest bit, so it will require paint.

Can you post a pic of the damaged area?
Hello mate, the deepest part is where the person has started to key it, and you can fit your finger nail into it, is there any mobile repairers? the fella that is valeting now has buffed a fair bit of it out. I will post a picture when i get home tonight, i am so mad! I always look after my car and then some one does this.. it is just down to some jealous scum bag!
 

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Mobile repair might be do-able but in my experience the repaired area is always noticable [*-)]

Might be worth hanging on till summer and getting it resprayed then - saves fresh paint getting hit with all the crap on the roads over winter.
Yeah you are right mate, like you say probably best waiting untill the summer... it is so annoying though because i know it's there, and i will notice it all the time, if i could get my hands on the people that have done this i would key their bloody eyes out!
 

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I hate these annoying barstewards, had mine keyed on Saturday, its about 8 inches and deep all the way, its on the rear quarter panel and looks horrible.
 

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Gutted for you mate [:(]

Rule of thumb is: If you can feel it with your fingernail i.e. depth - then it'll need respraying.

Not what you wanted to hear but it sounds like the point at which the mark starts is the deepest bit, so it will require paint.

Can you post a pic of the damaged area?
Bit worried there for a minute Tabs, I thought you were referring to judging the depth of the dog doo-doo with your fingernail [+o(]
 

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I got some damage too!

Parked up in Preston and as I was walkin off the carpark I was nearly run over by a numty in a people carrier with a screaming wife and kids in!

I watched where he parked... the whole car park to aim at and he pulls in right nect to mine!

I was about half a second away from running back to my car to move it because I just know that they would swing their doors into my car.

Anyhow I just watched them and it was ok... until I got back to see the people carrier had gone and my car to see a nice clean patch with a dent in the middle.

Selfish gets had well dinked the centre of my drivers side rear door... pi$$ed off!
 

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Firstly sorry to hear mate.. also why not try the stone chip method.. i know its a long shot.. but hes a quick copy from detailing world.. i hope they dont mind..

K, lets start at the beginning. I am not a pro and I do not do this for
a living. I have infact only been detailing for about six months. So
wet sanding was something I wanted to try and fortunately my Wife has a
crappy Escort that I can play with. So lets look at the problem,
drivers door;

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This is one of many scratches and dings on this Car and I'm going to do them all in one go, down the off side anyway;



Down to Halfords for one of these;



Clean out the old wax from the scratches and fill;







What a mess;



Megs WD 2500, Megs backing pad, bucket of clean water, spray bottle of clean water. Soak the WD for an hour and off you go.

You need to be very careful not to go too deep. Take time to clean you
work and check. What you going for here is FLAT paint, no bumps. If you
still have a hole you need more paint. Scary stuff but it look like
this when your done;





PC, 4" yellow SFX and #1 (Thanks to L200 Steve) Two passes and your WD marks are out. Speed 5 and pass again with #1;





Very important: The Car now needs a wash before you go on to get rid of the bits of grit left over;



Onto the #83 with a 4" yellow pad then follow with #3





At this point the entire body got some #3 on the yellow SFX and then #21.

Quickly followed by #16



Can you spot the repair ?



The end result;







So, it took four hours but the results are well worth it. It was a
great learning curve. If your going to try this then get an old panel
and play for a while. I think I am now ready for the next project, wet
sanding a complete Car. The depth of shine I got on this was amazing
when you think it's a re-sprayed 10 year old Escort.

Detailing pro's, please correct anything I have done wrong or missed.

Shipper

All credit has to go to the shipper fella who posted this.. as this is one of my favourite how to's ive always wanted to know how the mobile repair people do it and to me this is how its done [y]

Sat [y]
 

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I hate these annoying barstewards, had mine keyed on Saturday, its about 8 inches and deep all the way, its on the rear quarter panel and looks horrible.
Mines been done just after the passenger side back door, the valeter has buffed half of it out but some of it is still noticeable, and the more i look at it the more i would like to kick the scroats head in...

i will do what tabs suggested and wait untill the summet and get it sorted out then
 

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Cheers for that sat, i still think i will leave it up to the professionals.. but i will keep all that information for future reference, i don't feel confident in doing all that to my motor, no doubt i will make a pigs ear of it!

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Cheers for that sat, i still think i will leave it up to the professionals.. but i will keep all that information for future reference, i don't feel confident in doing all that to my motor, no doubt i will make a pigs ear of it!

Aiden
Come on you know you want a go [:p] i think it is do-able if you've got a rotary and you know what your doing.. but again if its your first time leave it to the proffesionals and watch them and see how they do it... thats the way i learned how to spray and body filler etc.. as i watched my mate whos a proffesional sprayer do some of his jobs and as the saying goes 'you live and learn'

Sat [y]
 

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Cheers for that sat, i still think i will leave it up to the professionals.. but i will keep all that information for future reference, i don't feel confident in doing all that to my motor, no doubt i will make a pigs ear of it!

Aiden
Come on you know you want a go [:p] i think it is do-able if you've got a rotary and you know what your doing.. but again if its your first time leave it to the proffesionals and watch them and see how they do it... thats the way i learned how to spray and body filler etc.. as i watched my mate whos a proffesional sprayer do some of his jobs and as the saying goes 'you live and learn'

Sat [y]
Yeah that is a very good point well made sat, i might have a chat with my mate who can do a bit of body work, and if he agrees to help me which i am sure he will, i may attempt it my self... thanks for your help tho mate, how's the merc?
 

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The mercs alright just not used to a car that drinks petrol like this does lol.. as compared to my diesel which was like sipping diesel as if there was no more to have.. the mercs a lager lad saying 'give me some more c'mon ' lol

Sat [y]
 
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