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Old 10-15-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
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So I found this on the side of my car:




Long story short, went to my friend's house and hung for a little bit to come back to find this on my passenger side. It is about 2 feet long and extends from the front of the passenger rear view mirror to 3 inches into the passenger back door. I didn't find out about it until I got home. Anyways, it doesn't seem like someone "keyed" my car because the scratch (or cut?) was way too fine for any key. It was either done with a razor blade or something extremely sharp and thin. I can actually use my finger nails and follow the groove because it is a deep cut. Since it is so thin, I'm not sure if I can see the bare metal or if it actually went down to the metal. I am wondering if this can be buffed out or should I have it professionally done? I know that if you buff something that you can feel with your finger nails is generally bad and you could potentially cause more damage. What do you guys think? Any help would be appreciated! And any suggestions on products or places that worked for them would help. Thanks!!
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:53 PM   #2
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I've had the exact same type of damage. Hopefully someone in here can help you (and me) out.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:22 PM   #3
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Like you said, it depends on the depth. Have a body shop look at it, they should tell you whether you can buff it or not.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:26 PM   #4
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run your thumbnail across it. if it catches likely its not gonna buff out, you would have to take out to much clear coat. Just an fyi, if you have a low comprehensive deductible on your autopolicy you could claim it and it wont negatively effect your insurance.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:52 PM   #5
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people who key are retarded, i hate that ****. here let me key your car and make you go through a **** load of trouble while you don't even know who i am. It also pisses me off that it's just so pointless, if the guy did indeed key it, he's just sitting there living his normal life, not knowing whether or not you found the scratch yet.. ugh.. nerd rant
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:03 PM   #6
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Keying is one of the most cowardly things to do to someone's car. This is why I hate people. I had a nice long key from my driver's side mirror to the rear door. I tried some cheap Turtle Wax scratch remover clear coat pen and it did the trick....for now.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:01 PM   #7
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since your cars white take laquor thinner and wipe it over it with a microfiber towel it will remove all the dirt inbeded then compound/polish it out and wallah gone
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:27 PM   #8
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people who key are retarded, i hate that ****. here let me key your car and make you go through a **** load of trouble while you don't even know who i am. It also pisses me off that it's just so pointless, if the guy did indeed key it, he's just sitting there living his normal life, not knowing whether or not you found the scratch yet.. ugh.. nerd rant
thats not a nerd rant. It is bull****, what a dip****, ******* move to make. I know I wouldn't handle it well if my car were keyed, especially after all the careful attention I've paid to keeping swirls at bay, paint protection through sealants and wax, parking away from others, etc.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:25 AM   #9
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thats not a nerd rant. It is bull****, what a dip****, ******* move to make. I know I wouldn't handle it well if my car were keyed, especially after all the careful attention I've paid to keeping swirls at bay, paint protection through sealants and wax, parking away from others, etc.
I am like that. I take really good care of my car. I always park really far from the front of the stores/shopping centers so that I won't get dinged by retarded people and shopping carts. This guy literally had to go out of his way to key my car. And the thing is, I can't imagine pissing anyone off. I don't even cut in front of people because I'm afraid of things like this from happening when there are a bunch of crazies out there.

Anyways, thanks for all the suggestions and input. I've took my car to a professional body shop that belongs to my friend. She said that they can try buffing it out but it definitely went into the paint. Most likely they have to do a professional repair. She said repainting the whole door is the best bet. I read online about how other people used Applied Colors (http://www.appliedcolors.com/scratchwizard/) to fix their deep scratches. Any suggestions in this type of repair?
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:13 AM   #10
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Thats such a crummy thing to do. I left a restaurant the other day and found some nice blue colored gauges in my rear bumper and black liquid dumped dumped on my pass. Side dpor handle. Dirtbags in my small town jealous that they cant afford a ten thousand dollar car because of their meth addiction. End rant.

I think those paint fixers are more for chips in paint more than deep scratches. Would it be able to penetrate such a thin, deep scratch?
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:26 PM   #11
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That is terrible. This prevents me from driving my car to ****ty places. Always got to keep an eye on your car. What's even worse is that the fact that this happened in a good neighborhood (Irvine, CA) which is known for the extremely low crime rates. I mean, every other car here is either a Lexus, BMW, or Benz yet this **** still happened.

I'm not sure if it will penetrate it. I will have the body shop take a look at at it and I may very possibly use my insurance since I have a really good insurance with a fairly low deductible and it won't affect my rates. Lets just hope it is over the price of the deductible...
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:29 PM   #12
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sorry to hear. Hope you get it fixed
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:59 PM   #13
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people who key are retarded, i hate that ****. here let me key your car and make you go through a **** load of trouble while you don't even know who i am. It also pisses me off that it's just so pointless, if the guy did indeed key it, he's just sitting there living his normal life, not knowing whether or not you found the scratch yet.. ugh.. nerd rant
same thing happened to my Supra.
i went to the gym in a shopping area one day, very populated place with even security going around every 10 min. i parked far next to a lamp post so it shone right down on my car. anyways, i come back after like an hour or so and this came up. i don't have any enemies or suspects that would do it. i am one of the few who have a 84 supra in the area so if someone who despised me, they would've known it's my car. i asked security afterwards for the tape, and what do you know, the place i parked is out of reach.
i mean this was probably some spiteful, immature person/people to not just scratch one side, but multiple and words.

BEFORE:







i did get it fixed after driving it a month with brown tape on it's side. i didn't want my japanese muscle ashamed with that word imprinted on her.

AFTER:




basically, went to a bodyshop and had them paint code it. sand. and blend. they did a great job and about $300 for both sides (keep in mind how big these are). yours wont be too bad. but i do suggest getting it professionally done. Good Luck!

i never did get the hood fixed though.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:53 PM   #14
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omg wtf is that in the right hand corner of the picture? lmao
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:05 PM   #15
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omg wtf is that in the right hand corner of the picture? lmao
LOL, i have a poster of Muhammad Ali

http://www.maryland-gallery.com/phot...ng,%201970.jpg

it does freak me out at night when i'm in the garage -___-
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:02 PM   #16
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same thing happened to my Supra.
i went to the gym in a shopping area one day, very populated place with even security going around every 10 min. i parked far next to a lamp post so it shone right down on my car. anyways, i come back after like an hour or so and this came up. i don't have any enemies or suspects that would do it. i am one of the few who have a 84 supra in the area so if someone who despised me, they would've known it's my car. i asked security afterwards for the tape, and what do you know, the place i parked is out of reach.
i mean this was probably some spiteful, immature person/people to not just scratch one side, but multiple and words.

BEFORE:







i did get it fixed after driving it a month with brown tape on it's side. i didn't want my japanese muscle ashamed with that word imprinted on her.

AFTER:




basically, went to a bodyshop and had them paint code it. sand. and blend. they did a great job and about $300 for both sides (keep in mind how big these are). yours wont be too bad. but i do suggest getting it professionally done. Good Luck!

i never did get the hood fixed though.
That is terrible. Haters will always hate. Can't do anything about that. Just gotta keep an eye out for those bastards.

Dude. That's an AWESOME job!! I can't even tell it was there. I guess I have to find a body shop that can do that. Thanks for the tip! I think I will try that!
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:29 PM   #17
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I find it to beone of the most cowardly things to do. It also happened to me my first month of going off to college last year. Went to body shops around the town and all quoted me $850-1000 (due to metallic flakes?). The police said they would look into it and call me after I turned in the quotes. Guess what never happened?! Heh. Mine goes from the passenger door down along the rear quarter panel. Needless to say I parked in the complete a** end of the parking lot from then on out.
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:19 PM   #18
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I find it to beone of the most cowardly things to do. It also happened to me my first month of going off to college last year. Went to body shops around the town and all quoted me $850-1000 (due to metallic flakes?). The police said they would look into it and call me after I turned in the quotes. Guess what never happened?! Heh. Mine goes from the passenger door down along the rear quarter panel. Needless to say I parked in the complete a** end of the parking lot from then on out.
First couple months of going to college (again in Irvine, UCI to be exact), some ****tard ran up my 350Z and made huge dents on the hood, roof, and hatch. The police said they will look into it but nothing ever comes up (of course). And again, that is with me parking on the very far end of the parking lot!! Ok enough of my rant.

I will try to have my friend's body shop polish it to see what it does... hopefully it will be a little bit better.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:00 PM   #19
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someone could have been carrying a bag and a zipper caught the side of your car ( i know cause i did that to my own car one time) or someone had their hands full of stuff the edge of something caught your car!
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:17 PM   #20
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Nothing a quarter pounder cant fix... With cheese!!
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:07 PM   #21
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Gutted for ya mate, I've had mine done a few times too.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:57 AM   #22
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Gutted for ya mate, I've had mine done a few times too.
What did you do to fix it?
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:44 PM   #23
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people who key are retarded, i hate that ****. here let me key your car and make you go through a **** load of trouble while you don't even know who i am. It also pisses me off that it's just so pointless, if the guy did indeed key it, he's just sitting there living his normal life, not knowing whether or not you found the scratch yet.. ugh.. nerd rant


LOL
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:43 AM   #24
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If it's down to the paint, it's best to just get it repainted. Once you take it in, maybe they can sand it down enough where they can shoot a fresh coat of clear and not stick you with a $1K bill for a full base/clear respray.

I hate that crap man, but like V8s said, maybe someone just brushed up against it with a purse or zipper.....hell, I brushed the ass rivet on my jeans against my car and scratched the crap out of it a few times... so, it's possible it wasn't a key job. Either way, sucks.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:41 AM   #25
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one thing you can try before considering repainting it is try sanding it with a really really fine sandpaper and then try buffing it out
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