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  • brack
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    My partner has found this scratch on her car…

    We are not well off and this sort of thing is a real financial niggle !

    Any thoughts on what could have caused it?

    nealglover
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    Need a bigger picture to be able to tell anything.

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    That’s odd, especially as it must have risen/fallen in height.

    I also think whoever was in control of it had pasta for lunch, and is possibly a racist.

    Other than that pish, you need Nealglover.

    EDIT: Who has clearly developed near Jamie-like omnipotence.

    Premier Icon househusband
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    Or Edward

    nealglover
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    No idea what’s caused that I’m afraid.

    Looks like it needs paint rather than polish though 🙁

    chewkw
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    Try Dupont Scratch Repair Stick or get some repair sticks from Halfods. 🙂

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    I can only guess some scrote did that on purpose. It doesn’t look like it could make contact in any usual fashion.

    Edric 64
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    If you are skint leave it? Its only a scratch on a car after all

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    This is annoying me now – I want to understand what kind of shape-morphing object could have created this!

    Where was it parked OP?

    andyl
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    view from further away and showing parking location would help.

    Premier Icon parkesie
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    Ive had cars that were pristine and got so wound up when they inevitably get scratched. My current car however i deliberately went out to find a scratched and dinged example just so i wouldnt give a shit. Also meant i got something of a bargain. Hell its even got a ding in the roof.

    If you have to repair it try yourself with those colour repair sticks from halfords is the cheapest option if not the best.

    brack
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    Hmmm the scrote idea is concerning as my partner has had a disagreement with our next door neighbours teenage friends who park at the rear of our property and drop litter. It was my first thought when she sent me the pics to be honest.

    Though she seems certain it wasn’t there this morning prior to her long drive to see family. She seems to think it more likely it happened in the supermarket carpark.

    Probably to stop me from practicing with my gaelic curling stick out the back of the house…a joke

    Were gutted but not wound up?

    Friends have lost children and weve lost both our mothers in the last few years!? Its only a car..just intrigued.

    Re the battered car tips…

    I drive an old van for this very reason. My partner wanted a nice safe car in which to transport our new born… 🙄

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    A child with a stone? U L C ?

    Jamie
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    No charge. Happy Christmas.

    jambourgie
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    Does the car still drive?

    jambourgie
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    Skillz Jamie. How did you do that?

    nealglover
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    It looks like it has gone through the clear coat and damaged the colour coat underneath.

    If that’s the case then the Dupont Scratch Repair Stick won’t touch it I’m afraid.

    The DuPont Repair Stick is basically just very thinned down clear coat that acts as a filler on light scratches in the clear coat to stop them disturbing the path of the light to the colour coat beneath.
    But being very thinned down it won’t last all that long anyway, so it’s only a temporary measure really.

    The colour sticks are even more temporary, they are basically a hard wax with a pigment added that fill the scratch.
    A crayon the right colour would do a Similar job 🙂

    But if it’s broken through the clear and damaged the colour, the scratches can’t be removed by machine polishing, so I’m afraid your only two real options are to have it painted, or leave it

    andyl
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    I was thinking something with an overhang. A shopping trolley sounds plausible.

    brack
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    Thanks neal what sort of money for a respray ?

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    If at supermarket; neighbouring car being clumsy getting a newly purchased garden rake in the car..?

    brakes
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    baby robin?

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    That’s looking like vandalism I’m afraid…

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    Skillz Jamie. How did you do that?

    Conqueror
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    Difficult to see how deep it is. Looks like it might be deep enough to need filled.

    Might need filled, sanded, painted, adjusted. Its this labour that could cost a fair bit.

    Paint could be 100-150 £ … they’ll probably mix up more than they need.

    Since its not structural and appears only cosmetic shop around.

    Premier Icon househusband
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    I’m curious – what make/model car is that?

    Jamie
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    Skillz Jamie. How did you do that?

    I took a picture of the car, then I scratched it with a rake.

    brack
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    😆 @ my mancrush Jamie

    nealglover
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    Thanks neal what sort of money for a respray ?

    Not my area really as I do machine polishing and rectification/resurfacing rather than paint.

    I had paid between £50 and £100 a panel previously though (trade)

    sobriety
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    Since its not structural and appears only cosmetic shop around.

    Although if it’s gone to the bare metal it will become strucutral at some point, if you don’t get it resprayed, at least fill it with lacquer to protect the metal underneath, (I’ve used clear nail varnish in the past on cars I didn’t much care about)

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    TOP TIP

    prevent your car being scratched at the supermarket by parking in the centre of 2 adjoining spaces

    Sorry OP, my thoughts are its someone being clumsy with a basket and no backbone.

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    That looks like intentional damage as the marks whilst going in the same direction, are slightly different shapes

    That type of damage would suggest a young person. From experience, adults tend to damage vehicles by kicking or punching (usually whilst drunk and/or angry) rather than use some type of implement.

    Premier Icon amplebrew
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    I’ve got more of a Columbo look going on to be honest 😀

    Premier Icon Daffy
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    Collapsed umbrella?

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    jambourgie
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    🙂

    Or a Liger for sure…

    Inbred456
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    I know it’s crap and there is not much you can do. Put the money aside and get everything done before you sell. The only thing worse than this is to get it repaired then bump the car or have it scratched again. If it’s not down to the metal it’ll be fine over the winter.

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