Best treatment for this? How would you approach it? - Page 2 - Renault Forums :: Independent Renault forum

Bodywork Paint care, corrossion, body kits, spoilers, skirts etc.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 31st May 2012
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 50
Nominated 0 Times in 0 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 0
Thanks: 8
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Re: Best treatment for this? How would you approach it?

anything alfuds have made up for me has been off slightly, i dont go there for paint mix anymore either they cant wieght the paint properly or their product is sub quality.

i go to an automotive paint supplier anythig in spray can form or touch up is either urethan base coat or 2k (2 pack) base coat with a propellant (in a spray can), often paint match is nearly perfect and depend on preparation as to the result.

that bonnet is needing a new full coat of base and laquer. to cut costs you could prep the panel yourself and ask a body shop to shoot it over (they will not correct anything though) so you need to be spot on with your prep work then when you get the car back fully t-cut and polish and wax the car over.

get the paint code, call renault and recheck the paint colour giving them your chassis number, get a litre of paint made and supply this to the body shop too this may further reduce your costs in a way.
Currently in castiel's garage:
2004 1.4 16v megane
castiel is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 31st May 2012
Diamond member
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 305
Nominated 0 Times in 1 Post
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 0
Thanks: 5
Thanked 23 Times in 21 Posts
Re: Best treatment for this? How would you approach it?

Originally Posted by madnoel10 View Post
Any repair to a bonnet will always be noticable unless you are very skilled ...
... or it's already so rusty and scratched [like my Vectra bonnet] that no-one would ever be bothered to look!!

My kids rubbed snow around/off the bonnet last year and scratched it, they got an earfull, then they did it again this year, more scratches.... .... ah! it's just like sweeping up a beech or holding back the tide!!....
Currently in donald68's garage:
Grand Espace 3 16v Auto, Scenic Dti Auto & Fluence ZE
donald68 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to donald68 For This Useful Post:
coup (1st June 2012)
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 1st June 2012
Platinum member
coup's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 6,341
Nominated 6 Times in 17 Posts
Nominated TOTW/F/M Award(s): 5
Thanks: 860
Thanked 1,153 Times in 1,014 Posts
Re: Best treatment for this? How would you approach it?

The mark looks something like the pattination I got on the bonnet of my previous car when it was "egged" from a height.
Those "little terrors, you cant be up to them" 'youthfull pranks.
(nb theyd have had my boot up em If I got hold of them)
Marked worse at the point of impact but still circular , as yours might be ,even tho mainly u shaped.

In my case I did nothing with it ,it was fairly close to the windscreen.I decided the bonnet would have needed a respray. I just kept it polished.

The whole bonnet was replaced later when somebody reversed into me.

Currently in coup's garage:
RM III coupe 1.5dci FVT,Audi TT Mk1 ,a bike and too much rubbish.
coup is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 2nd June 2012
S.M.A.R.T.(y) Pants
VelSatisfied's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 16,937
Nominated 11 Times in 37 Posts
Nominated TOTW/F/M Award(s): 17
Thanks: 4,549
Thanked 2,467 Times in 1,851 Posts
Re: Best treatment for this? How would you approach it?

If you follow Noel's method (which is a sound repair route), I would suggest adding some thinners to the paint prior to mixing/shaking as you really want the paint to hve the same consistency as water, to allow for the smoothest application.

Do the same with the lacquer also.



This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.

S.M.A.R.T. Technician
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater
VelSatisfied is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 2nd June 2012
Platinum member
mord's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,250
Nominated 3 Times in 11 Posts
Nominated TOTW/F/M Award(s): 4
Thanks: 47
Thanked 514 Times in 490 Posts
Re: Best treatment for this? How would you approach it?

the quickest and cheapest option i can see would be to replace the bonnet with one from the same year/model from a breakers yard.
you always run the risk that the bonnet wont quite match the rest of the car due to them being manufactured on different dates with different mixes of the paint.

but that would only really show up under sodium street lights at night.

personnaly i would put up with it as is and keep an eye out for a matching paint coded car in the local yards or on ebay .
Currently in mord's garage:
The CreditCard Holes sooo DEEEEP NASA have put up warning signs about a black hole on the Driveway: update, the driveway and home have fallen in...
mord is offline  

approach , treatment

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Renault Forums :: Independent Renault forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome