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Someone scuffed my car ARGHHHHHH!

Some scumbag scuffed my car when pulling out of a parallel parked spot. Didnt leave any note. I've T-Cutted out the mark left behind from his car however there is dimples and scratches on the clear-coat. Most of these I have removed by wet-sanding and polishing but there are some that are not wet sanding because they are too deep and i dont want to sand out most of my clear coat.

Is it possible for me to spray on more layers of clear coat and then flat sand to get it back to normal?
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Re: Someone scuffed my car ARGHHHHHH!

Hi there.

Is there any chance you can post a few pics and I may be able to advise.



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Re: Someone scuffed my car ARGHHHHHH!

no that will not work you will still see the scratches through the lacquer you will need to rub them out fully and rebase then lacquer trust me
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Re: Someone scuffed my car ARGHHHHHH!

Would rubbing compound be effective enough?

Have you thought about getting a quote from one of the mobile scratch repair operators?
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Re: Someone scuffed my car ARGHHHHHH!

If the dimples / scratches or only in the clear coat and aren't through it then you should be able to do what you have suggested but you will always have an edge on the clear coat you have sprayed on top no matter how you flat it.
If you mask the area up you can spray the clear then when it sets flat it off only leaving it in the damaged areas, whether this will work or not depends on the size of the area.

If the area's are only small I would fill the dimples / scratches by spraying the clear coat into the plastic lid of a spray can then touch up with a thin artists brush. You will have to take your time and apply some clear then let it dry, then apply some more and so on until you have built up the clear to completely fill the scratch. It's probably best to have the clear a little bit proud of the scratch as it will shrink back when it sets / hardens.

Rather than paint it on you need to dab it on in a series of dots that sort of join up. Start at the lowest point with a line of dots then move up to the next line above, as you apply this line it should just be touching the line below. If the line below has had a few minutes to set a little this will stop the 2nd line of dots running into the first and becoming to heavy and running down. (obviously I'm assuming a vertical surface here!)

Once touched up let it harden for a few days, probably longer in this weather. Once it's hardened you can flat it back carefully with 2000 grit wet & dry, use plenty of water with a drop of washing up liquid in for lubrication. Concentrate on the bit you filled with the clear coat and try to only work on this.

Taking your time and being careful you should get it down without hitting the surrounding area.
If there are any low points start over again with the touching up as described and once again let it harden before flatting.

Once the touch up is flattened polish the area with a cutting compound if you have it, if not mix some T cut with some polish so it's not as abrasive as straight out of the bottle.
A bit of elbow grease later it should look a lot better and be hardly noticeable.

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