Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: T-Ville, UT
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
It's going to be tough to fix it by hand. You could try wet sanding it out and then polishing it. It may not remove the scratch entirely without repainting it, but it will certainly look a ton better.
Another option I really like is Dr Colorchip. It's a process where you basically finger paint body shop paint into the scratch and then wipe over it with their special solvent. The solvent leaves the paint in the scratch, but wipes it off the rest of the surface. It is essentially like painting it, sanding it, and then polishing it, but without all that extra work. I've been using it for years on several cars and it has always worked really well. It is a good solution for a scratch like this. Just a thought... Google Dr Colorchip. They have a site where you give them your paint code and they send you the right paint. It's body shop paint, so not the thick tar that you get from a duplicolor jar. This is much thinner and works great. It has always been a great color match too, although with red you can expect that your paint has faded some, so you may be left with a darker red scratch showing regardless of what kind of paint you buy based on your color code.
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