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Old 3rd August 2009, 14:53   #196
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Santha Paint House - Home

I bought it from this shop

well, the pics arent much. The mod was a flop (not due to the paint). I wanted to fit one of those tail lamp grilles , but didnt want it in chrome. so bought a pair, sanded it down, and painted it flat black.

the grills still looked tacky, so removed them
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Old 24th September 2009, 20:41   #197
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Hey everyone!

I've been hunting for some plasti-kote aerosol paints but they are just so hard to find. Most of the car accessories shops have that cheap good for nothing COM paint. The reason I want aerosol paints is simply because they're quite easy to work with and are pretty helpful in DIY projects.

There are some plastic parts as well which I want to prime and paint on my own. So basically, here's what I'm looking for:

1. Plasti-Kote Engine Enamel (Charcoal Grey/Chevy Orange/Flat and/or Satin Black)
2. Plasti-Kote Classic Lacquer (Flat/Satin/Glossy black or Clear)
3. Krylon Fusion for Plastic (preferably flat/satin black)
4. SEM brand or Plasti-Kote Self Etching Primer (Grey)

Please bear in mind that I'll be painting a lot of aluminium and plastic so I might need more than 1 can of each.

Apart from the above, I'm looking for the Evercoat Evergalss Fiber Glass reinforced body filler along with its cream hardener.

The good thing is, all the above is available on Shop in the US from India @ 20North - Millions of products, Thousands of brands

For instance:
Shop in the US from India @ 20North - plasti-kote+engine+enamel : All

Shop in the US from India @ 20North - plasti-kote+lacquer : All

What bugs me however is the pricing. Is there any local store/dealer in Delhi/Gurgaon who sources these paints? Can I get all this stuff from one place?

Your inputs would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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Old 17th December 2009, 20:33   #198
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Hi guys , to my utter dismay i bumped right rear side of my maruti 800 to a pillar in our basement while parking and a huge chunk of paint came off.Around 6 inch long and 1 inch wide on the wheel side.I went to green cars in koramangala , bangalore and they quoted 1.5K for repainting.After much thinking i thought let me try the Com-paint first since it is only 300.I have ordered one for Wine red.Checked the status of the order form the website and it is on its way.I will update you once i receive it and try to apply it.I hope it is satisfactory since i hate to see even a single scratch on my car :-(
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I am planning to use com-paint for removing some bumper scratches on my car

Ford Fiesta - paprika red

Is it recommended to use this for light scratches or only deep scratches.

A new car in Bangalore is always the target for Vandals who love pulling a line on the side of the car. I have one such line so wondering if I can use com-paint to remove the scratch

Krish
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I have tried using the com-paint for few scratches. It dosent works as expected. The colors never match. Even a small scratch which has been repainted can be differentiated from quite a distance.

My Suggestion:
1. Small Scratches: Leave them as they are.
2. Big Scratches: Get the whole panel painted.
+1 to that. Even Maruti's silky silver does not match.
But if you are not matching the paint colour it is a decent one.
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Recently I visited Reliance Autozone, HSR Layout, They have the com-spray (touch up paints), available for various colors of popular cars.
The rate for the paint and polish is Rs.260-300 for various cars
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I am planning to use com-paint for removing some bumper scratches on my car

Ford Fiesta - paprika red

Is it recommended to use this for light scratches or only deep scratches.

A new car in Bangalore is always the target for Vandals who love pulling a line on the side of the car. I have one such line so wondering if I can use com-paint to remove the scratch

Krish
I also got the same result when I used com paint. I think it needs practice but you will loose handsome amount before you get the nearest match. Try spraying it from distance(1 feet) and cover the area with newspaper where paint is not required. You will get somewhat good match.

To give more matching I tried scratching compound and with that it was much better. Don't try for big visible areas. Can be tried on bumpers, side view mirrors etc or for small scratches in my opinion.

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A new car in Bangalore is always the target for Vandals who love pulling a line on the side of the car. I have one such line so wondering if I can use com-paint to remove the scratch
Using a spray / com paint is probably the WORST thing you can do in this situation! The end result will be very messy, don't even try it. Most scratches (that aren't surface deep) I've seen nearly vanish after a rigorous session of rubbing compound. Better to use rubbing compound + polish, rather than spraying across different body panels to remove a vandal scratch.
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And a Public service announcement. You might have seen a few Ads on TV hawking a pen which can be used to fix scratches in paint.

My Advice : AVOID

If you don't believe me, search for its online reviews.
Or read a bhpian's account of the same
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Fix It Pro Pen - scratch repair kit from Tele shopping network.

I read the review in almost all sites and all of them gave a negative feedback about the product - the tip becomes hard as a stone after one use. I read the review after i bought the product. The pack is still sealed.

You are far better off buying some rubbing compound.
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guys, what w'd u recommend for my stupid action ( new to driving and heavy traffic pressure).
I dont want to go to dealer/service center without knowing my options here, wouldnt know if they say have to replace the entire panel/ repaint the entire panel for a couple of k's.



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go buy some rubbing compound and try it. Should make it look more palatable.
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i grazed a tempo and in my miffed state,i reversed it and that made it worse :-(

I can live with the dent (tho having it fixed cheaply would be nice), I could also try com-paint in case of DIY.
Just wanted to know diff. ways of getting this completely fixed by a prof ( local garage, service center , mag. dent removal ) + full paint, just touch up, etc
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i grazed a tempo and in my miffed state,i reversed it and that made it worse :-(

I can live with the dent (tho having it fixed cheaply would be nice), I could also try com-paint in case of DIY.
Just wanted to know diff. ways of getting this completely fixed by a prof ( local garage, service center , mag. dent removal ) + full paint, just touch up, etc
Looks like it is on metal piece and not plastic part.
Try using rubbing compound(I like "Scratch out" personally) and then apply some good quality wax. Should reduce the intensity, if not remove them.
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com-paints are good but we need to be very precise when spraying otherwise it becomes like drop lets. they also give a shiner along with it .
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I have a small scratch on my car bumper. I am thinking I might be able to make it look a little better by using a rubbing compound and polish. What exactly is a rubbing compound and where do I get it? Any known brands? And what polish do I use?

This is the scratch. It's actually not as big as it looks.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...fiesta-50-.jpg
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