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Old 3rd August 2011, 12:37   #16
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joy, please share the shop from where you bought the paint and other materials?
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Old 3rd August 2011, 13:00   #17
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Hey joybhowmik,
Thanks for this Lovely Write up - Opened my eyes .
last week- i got a small dent on the bonnet of my OHC, i count not bare to see here that way, so rushed to various mechanics to get it repaired ,i got it dented back to normal but no paint or filling ,but still suffered a rs 1000 Loss.


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I went to a automotive paint shop, and asked him what all is needed for getting the job done. The fellow was very helpful, and even walked out with me to see the car and estimate the right shade of paint for it.
He fixed me up with a 50 gm set of paint, clear coat, thinner, 1 tin of putty, 1 tin of filler, 1 tube of hardener, masking tape, 2 sand-papers (1000 no.), paint primer and a couple of dhotis all for Rs 550.
1. This is something that is going to be so very helpful, thanks!
2. Are you sure your location is Delhi?!! Where on earth did you find this guy who guided you to buy all this stuff for paint correction?
I'd tried doing this last year when I wanted to get my ORVMs painted but was highly demoralized with the responses that I got from all paints shops..."Sir aap nahin karwa sakte aise kaam"..."arre aise kaise samaan bata de kitna lagega, aapko denter/painter ke paas hi jana hoga" etc.
3. Where did you buy the paint etc. from and what brand of paint you bought? Also, where did you get the job done finally?

PS: I still can't believe you got this done in Delhi, bravo!!
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joy, please share the shop from where you bought the paint and other materials?
Hi - I bought this material from a small shop "City Paints" - it is right next to C Lal Chowk on Ma-Anandamayee marg, New Delhi
Attached a map to help find it- red dot marks the spot.
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Where on earth did you find this guy who guided you to buy all this stuff for paint correction?
@ fine69 - thanks!
Actually, I knew of this shop because last time around (when I had stupidly paid up Rs 2500) the only smart thing I had done, was to accompany the mechanic to the paint shop to satisfy myself of the colour matching.

In my case this shop had his competitor sitting literally next to him. So I took a price quote of the costly items - such as paint before I bought it.

And to be honest, although the mechanic was grumbling a little due to not being able to make a huge profit, the fact that I displayed good knowledge and was standing right next to him, ensured he did the sanding etc. well.

He also recommended me to buy the 3M brand emery paper - because he could sense I wanted only the best for the entire procedure. He later told me, the materials he has in stock are usually the local stuff.

And - that's another benefit - you can choose what you want instead of paying a high price and not getting the best materials.
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Hi guys. Didn't wanna start a new thread, so I thought I'd ask here. A BEST bus carelessly turned and scratched the LHS ORVM of my City as can be seen below :(

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Any ideas on whether I should go get it fixed from a body shop or whether I can fix it myself? Any guidance would be a big help and much appreciated. Seeing even 1 scratch saddens me no end.
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@iliketurtles: The scratches are deep and its highly unlikely you can repair without repainting.

However, try this first. Get some rubbing compound / cutting polish and polish the scratched areas. It will get rid of the brown and yellow paint which has rubbed off.

Then use some wax on the effected area. Post the results.

After that, see if you can live with it
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Hi guys. Didn't wanna start a new thread, so I thought I'd ask here. A BEST bus carelessly turned and scratched the LHS ORVM of my City as can be seen below :(

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Any ideas on whether I should go get it fixed from a body shop or whether I can fix it myself? Any guidance would be a big help and much appreciated. Seeing even 1 scratch saddens me no end.

First those residue paint must go before you can asses the damage. Take a microfiber clock ,soak it in a concentrated car wash then place it over the mirror,so that it wets the paint.Let it soak for 15 mins .Later rub the mirror dry using another microfiber.It will remove some of the paint residue atleast.

Then you can use rubbing compound to remove the remaining residue.It will be more effective. If the scratches have penetrated the paint coat and reveal the black/white plastic underneath then repainting is the only option.Otherwise you can use a good scratch remover to hide them
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Thanks for the responses guys will get some rubbing compound, car wash and a microfiber cloth and get to work this weekend. Those scratches honestly dot strike me as that deep, but maybe I'm wrong in my assessment.

On a side note, any particular car wash you guys would recommend?
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How to avoid huge garage fees for major scratch removals.

Yesterday due to a slight error in judgement, I ended up with a foot-long deep scratch on the front passenger door of the innova.

My first reaction was to take it right away to the roadside mechanic for getting it fixed - but better sense prevailed.
Thanks for your great write-up joybhowmik!!

Unfortunately, I too got a bad dent and deep scratches on the side skirting of my car yday. Went to a mechanic today morning, he is quoting Rs.2300 for fixing the whole thing, dent and paint..

Then i remembered having seen this thread earlier, and came to refer to it for the procedure you had followed..

Lets see if I can try and emulate your procedure, even if to some extent..

thanks again!
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Guys i have these and numerous scrathes on my civic. I wanted to know what is the best way to get rid of them repaint or 3-m style polishing ?

Thanks all.

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Guys i have these and numerous scrathes on my civic. I wanted to know what is the best way to get rid of them repaint or 3-m style polishing ?

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First of all, sorry for what has happened. You can start by trying to figure out the depth of the scratches. You can run your thumb nail across the scratch, if your nail slides through the scratch, things are not that bad and the scratch is on the clear coat. These scratches can be removed by most of the paint protection treatments available out there. They merely use a rubbing compound to take the scratch out but this also takes out the clear coat and one has to seal it back. On the other hand, if you nail gets stuck, am afraid the scratch has penetrated past the clear coat into base coat and nothing much can be done about this. If someone tells you that they can fix this without repainting, they are lying. In this case, repainting is the only option. For more info, please go through this thread.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ods-tools.html (All about car dent repair & painting - Processes, methods & tools)
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