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Old 21st June 2010, 07:44   #16
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If I am not wrong its 20%. I am pretty sure.
Yeap my mistake. It is 20%. So it is surely not worth claiming the NCB. 3500 rs isnt a huge amount when compared to having a clean history with no claims on your car insurance. If you get it painted (touched-up) at MASS, they sure have a history of work done on your car.

At the time when you sell your ritz, the buyer for sure would check the history of your car at MASS. Kinda, even if it is a small touch-up, the history would carry a line saying that you have repainted the door. *I guess you understand what I am trying to say*.

Get some inputs from our fellow TBhpns to findout which is the best aftermath painter and get it done there.

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Old 21st June 2010, 09:00   #17
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I am sure now not to go for a claim now.

Can anyone suggest me a good painter (Not the MASS) who can perform this touch up job for me (Near Koramangala). This way there will be no such record and also I am more worried of the rust than a color mismatch from a touch up job .
Or as vinaydas here has suggested go for rubbing compound. Really a new bee in this regard. :(. Have no idea how this works.

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I am sure now not to go for a claim now.

Can anyone suggest me a good painter (Not the MASS) who can perform this touch up job for me (Near Koramangala). This way there will be no such record and also I am more worried of the rust than a color mismatch from a touch up job .
Or as vinaydas here has suggested go for rubbing compound. Really a new bee in this regard. :(. Have no idea how this works.

Dude, You cant do any touch up job on that kind of dent.

A touch-up job means spray, doing a touch-up job on a metallic paint is impossible, it will ruin your door.

Leave it as it is, a simple nail polish matching that color will do all the trick.

Else, go buy 100ml of that paint from the paint shop (Rs 300/-) take a thin painting brush, and DIY
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Old 21st June 2010, 09:40   #19
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Dude, You cant do any touch up job on that kind of dent.

A touch-up job means spray, doing a touch-up job on a metallic paint is impossible, it will ruin your door.

Leave it as it is, a simple nail polish matching that color will do all the trick.

Else, go buy 100ml of that paint from the paint shop (Rs 300/-) take a thin painting brush, and DIY
This seems like a good idea. Will look for that paint and brush. Will i get baker's chocolate metallic paint in the normal paint shops or do i have to look for it else where?
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Else, go buy 100ml of that paint from the paint shop (Rs 300/-) take a thin painting brush, and DIY
The paint if obtainable do what Pavan suggested it's the best approach to treat those two tiny little dings.

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You are upset since its your first dent and that too not caused by you. Look these things keep on happening, i am sure the car parked next yours might be really close and someone might have opened the door on your cars door causing this sctrach. Its better to ignore it and move on. If you paint it it will look uglier. If a pannel is painted experienced eyes can easily spot it and this will dipreciate the value of your car when you want to sell it. Get some door protectors and move on.

PS compaint will ruin things further, i tried some DIY on my lancer long time back and it used to look like a dalmetion from a distance, i hope you got the point.

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Will this work for me? Anyone used it?
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Will this work for me? Anyone used it?

Even this ruins your car

Buddy, dont go overboard.

I've been there, done that for dozen and more cars.

Believe me blindly, buy the paint from any automotive paint shop and Do- It - Yourself

Else, pm me. If you are tooo confused..
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Even this ruins your car

Buddy, dont go overboard.

I've been there, done that for dozen and more cars.

Believe me blindly, buy the paint from any automotive paint shop and Do- It - Yourself

Else, pm me. If you are tooo confused..
I too think thats the best solution.Automotive paint dealers stock metallic paints of various shades apart from the non-metallic normal paints.
But the bigger dealers sell only 0.5 and 1 litre or larger containers.There are smaller automotive paint dealers who sell lesser amounts of such paint loose as per our needs viz. say 100 or 200 ml.I think 100ml should be sufficient -maybe you need 10 ml or even less.Please don't forget to carry a small empty paint tin as container for the 100ml you are going to buy. These paints dry up very fast and must be kept in an air tight container.
Use a very fine 2-3mm paint brush for the touch up job.
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@PAVAN KADAM : Already paid a nearby dealer to get me a 200ml paint.
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Dear Falcon,
I would advise you against doing touching up using locally available paint. Your vehicle being metallic colour, the touch up would be very much noticeable.

If you have made up your mind to repair the damage, then I would suggest you get it done at MASS.

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My advice, Touch up will look bad. First try some rubbing compound on the spot and chances are 95% of the scratch will be gone.
Your are right @vinay. But unfortunately rubbing compound will do the trick if the scratch cannot be felt by the finger nail.
From the photo in the first post, it appears that the scratch can be easily felt by finger nail, hence it is too deep to be repaired by rubbing compound.

Generally, for damages of this depth, the scratch
i) needs to be filled up,
ii) then heated for drying the filler material
iii) polish off the extra material.

Though the A.S.S. claims the entire door need to be painted, basically most of them follow the same procedure.

@falcon: I am not sure, but I heard there is a person near Yeshwanthpur who does a pretty good job at a decent price. I do not have his contact details as of now. Will try to PM you later.

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My advice is that you may not use locally available paints. It will show up. Instead leave it as such. No harm at all. I felt very bad when my car had the first dent. I too asked several workshops, persons about painting. Finally decided to leave it as such. Few more scratches happened later. No I do not bother much. Nothing has happened to the metal over the last 8 years or so. I have great respect for the quality of metal used by Maruti (and may be all the modern cars today).

Jobs at workshops that do not have a good paint booth may show up later on. Gloss levels may not match. If you decide to paint, get the same done in the dealer workshop itself.
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Old 21st June 2010, 22:40   #28
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Brush touch up as advised should be fine to protect against rusting. It would be noticeable from up close but not froma distance if done well.

If you do decide to paint the door, just get it outside of MASS at a good independent paint shop. For eg., Sai colorium in J.P. nagar will charge 2k or so for this job. In that case, do get the dent fixed before painting.
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Can anyone suggest me a good painter (Near Koramangala)
Hi Falcon, if you are still thinking about the dent removal & touch up in Koramangala, you could definitely try out Sugitha's Workshop, near "Sony World" signal. I have done similar fixes for my Ford Ikon, Scorpio & M800 (which got sold without any questions from the buyer!). I was extremely happy with their workmanship. Should cost you not more than 1.5k, IMO.

If needed, I can PM you on how to reach the place
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HI Guys

Did a touch up job myself. Pretty satisfied about it. You can hardly make out from 1 meter . At least it will keep the rust off though the dent is still present. took me 300/-
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