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    Parking lot scrape - how to reapir?

    We both always park out in the boonies in parking lots. Yesterday was a tough day to begin with and Mrs. C went to the pharmacy to get my prescriptions. The parking lot was full which gave her no choice but to park next to other vehicles.

    The result -

    Front fender:

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    It doesn't look it in the photos but there is no gouge or scape in the metal at all - at all the places it is just the paint.

    I know nothing about auto body repair and am not even good with a spray can. But for an 18 year old car I just want to paint it over with the proper color paint and clearcoat. I've found some on-line outfits that will sell a 12oz aerasol can of paint and clear coat for around $50 plus shipping.

    https://touchupdirect.com/shop/touch...kage=essential

    I don't know if a place like this is legit. Looks easy enough to mask off the area and spray.

    https://d13u3x4md18nsp.cloudfront.ne...tions_Site.pdf

    Would this be just a waste of money? Any other ideas that are cheap and easy?
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    I would try a little polishing compound on it to remove the black marks and a good coat of wax.

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    Like keefus said, a little polish or maybe one of those 3M eraser wheels to get the bulk of it off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keefus View Post
    I would try a little polishing compound on it to remove the black marks and a good coat of wax.
    I would but the front fender in the first 2 pics is down to bare shiny metal. I know it's hard to tell in the pics.
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    If you decide to get the paint you mention in your first post,be sure to put primer on the bare metal. You can get Dupli-Color paint and clear coat at Advance Auto a lot cheaper than 50 bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keefus View Post
    If you decide to get the paint you mention in your first post,be sure to put primer on the bare metal. You can get Dupli-Color paint and clear coat at Advance Auto a lot cheaper than 50 bucks.
    First off I apologize - upon further investigation I see that the fenders are some type of plastic.

    That's what I needed to know - that I can get the paint I need in an aerosol can at Advance Auto. As long as I can get the paint and clearcoat there - should I still use a primer being the fenders are plastic? What about sanding - should I sand the areas first and if so what grit should I use?

    Feeling all the areas that were scraped they feel quite rough - rough as in they feel like they would if sanded already with rough sandpaper.

    I will likely be heading there after the weekend and want to pick up everything I need.
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    Maybe a professionally made decal to cover the scratch,,,


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    First things first.... is Mrs C. Alright? Sheet metal and plastic can be repaired.
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    Stan,

    You might want to take it to an auto detail shop and see what they can do with it. They'll probably wet sand the scuffed area with very fine paper and then buff the majority of the scuffs out. Then what's left can be easily touched-up. Some higher end detail shops can also spot paint the bad areas.

    If you're not proficient with prep & paint work the end result is going to grind your gears every time you look at the car.

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