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Old 01-26-2014, 07:46 AM   #1
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How can I fix this?

Anyone know how much you think it's going to cost?

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Old 01-26-2014, 09:00 AM   #2
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Can you catch your nail on it? Wetsanding or even polish and pad should rid the scratch. Cost really depends. If you were near me I would do it on the cheap but depending where you can go it can get expensive (Id do it for like 20) but not sure where you are at. Here is a pic of a Harley I worked on before and after with large scratch. I did this with no wetsanding. Point of pic? That your scratch can come out or come very close.

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Old 01-26-2014, 09:04 AM   #3
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It looks a tad deeper than ones I have removed from my car. But try meguiars scratch x 2.0 you may get lucky
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:42 AM   #4
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Can you catch your nail on it? Wetsanding or even polish and pad should rid the scratch. Cost really depends. If you were near me I would do it on the cheap but depending where you can go it can get expensive (Id do it for like 20) but not sure where you are at. Here is a pic of a Harley I worked on before and after with large scratch. I did this with no wetsanding. Point of pic? That your scratch can come out or come very close.

Yeah sort-of it's not too deep but it's a little deep.
Im in jersey so way too far

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It looks a tad deeper than ones I have removed from my car. But try meguiars scratch x 2.0 you may get lucky
Yeah I might have to try this, thanks.
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:34 AM   #5
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Alright just find a local detailer I'm sure they can polish it out.
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:50 PM   #6
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Thats just cold-blooded..
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:58 PM   #7
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Been there before...

My insurance covered the damages when it happened to me. Give them a call.
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:04 PM   #8
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hate that and its horrible. I had a severe "crushed" in damage(6" repair) to my outside a pillar. Cost was only $1400 at the most reputable shop in town.

Bet they can fill/blend that for $300-500 no more. Some insurances pick it up too.
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:12 PM   #9
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Honestly if the cost is less and or around your deductible and you want it professionally done I would pay out of pocket. A scratch why yes it's terrible to see on a sexy scoob is not worth your insurance rates to jump. Was it on the steel or aluminum? it's hard to tell by the picture

If it's on the aluminum it won't rust therefore can be either left alone or done at different time. If it's on the steel I would at the very least go buy touch up paint and fill the scratch ASAP before it rains or you get more snow. The salt will just destroy that area of your car.
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:01 AM   #10
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Just get it taken care of by a local paint shop. I've had bad experiences with insurance companies in the past.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:47 AM   #11
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Been there before...

My insurance covered the damages when it happened to me. Give them a call.
I'd advise against this, even if it's slightly over what the deductible is. Insurance cost in NJ is through the roof already and claims are surely the way to get your premium raised.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:07 AM   #12
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Was it on the steel or aluminum? it's hard to tell by the picture
Hard to tell?! It's clearly on the rear quarter panel. You can see the fuel door and everything! That's a dead give away on material.
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:43 PM   #13
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looks more like a purse/bag scratch.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:11 PM   #14
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If it's 12-15 inches from the rear door, blending shouldn't be necessary as they will only need to dust color where the damage is.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:14 PM   #15
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go on youtube and look up a channel called AMMO NYC. the guy puts up great videos and he just recently put up a video on how to fix your car if its gotten keyed! best of luck.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:46 PM   #16
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I'd advise against this, even if it's slightly over what the deductible is. Insurance cost in NJ is through the roof already and claims are surely the way to get your premium raised.
Although it may vary state to state, in general insurance companies can not raise your rates for comprehensive claims.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:40 PM   #17
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if you dont know how to fix it, then handling a buffer is too dangerous. take it to a body shop and if its not too deep they can probably wet sand it out, but you say it catches your nail so painting will need to be involved, which means clearing the quarter panel. couple hundo
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:20 PM   #18
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What's more important and more satisfying than correcting the paint defect is actually finding the person that did it
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:10 PM   #19
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Take it to the body shop, probably about $450.00 to fix it.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:13 PM   #20
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I do not recommend using insurance. Even if it the cost to repair the scratch is higher than your deductible, you will pay through your premium. Save insurance for when the repairs really matter.
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:12 AM   #21
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Agreed^^
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:24 PM   #22
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looks more like a purse/bag scratch.
Or a shopping cart, jerks at Walmart need to watch them kids!
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:19 PM   #23
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Although it may vary state to state, in general insurance companies can not raise your rates for comprehensive claims.

exactly this, unless VA is a wierd state for claims, this would fall into the same category of a replacement windshield. Should not raise premiums, in fact some insurance companies would likely call this "vandalism" which has no impact to you at all.

As suggested above I would try stratch X as well, doubt it will work, but I have rid my cars over the years of crazy scratches with that stuff!
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:44 AM   #24
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Do people still do that childish!
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:29 AM   #25
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How can I fix this?

Anyone know how much you think it's going to cost?

sorry to hear about this, where are you located?
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