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This again depends on how bad the scratch is (i.e. if it has dentned the metal, or wider than a pin, you will need a bodyshop & probably go through your insurance), but if none of the above apply, then a touch-up kit should be fine. Just don't use the brush provided (it carries too much paint, any will end up EVERYWHERE), what I use when carrying out repairs is the opened up end of a paper clip to apply small amounts of paint (usually what's on the brush after shaking the paint stick), and to work my way along the scratch. Leave it for a couple of days, and use a light rubbing compound & wax polish to blend it in. Don't rub it to aggressively, as you may remove more than you intended to - you want the repair area kept as small as possible (the laqcuer may not then be needed - as it can be a bit messy to apply). I am a professional SMART repairer, and that is one of my repair methods which can be done by the owner at home. Hope that helps, Paul.
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