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DIY paintwork help :|

So I am not normally the hands on DIY person with cars but since getting a mortgage and starting a family money isn't as freely available to spend anymore. Me and the missus both share a 2011 blue Clio which has sadly accumulated a number of scratches, dents and marks around the body work over the years which is a shame as I think its a great little car that hasn't let us down yet.

I want to get the car looking as good as possible without paying to get it done professionally and would like to start doing work on the car myself.

I want to ask the paint experts on here the list of things I will need, any advice, the cheapest place to get the material/items and any useful videos and tips that will help me make the clio look more respectable again.

I know I will need the basic items, (primer, paint, metallic varnish, sand paper, filler) but will need to know wheres the best place to get these items and what else I am missing.

I have attached photos so you can see what I am going to have to deal with.

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Re: DIY paintwork help :|

Interesting you should mention this. A few weeks ago some s*d chipped the paintwork on my Twingo, right down to the plastic. I want the best possible touch up without it looking like it's been touched up - I found a lot of useful information on detailingworld.co.uk.

But as the chips are so deep, and larger than your regular stone chips, I've decided to repair the damage using spray paint. Sort of. I'm going thin down the paints and use an airbrush to spray on the primer, touch up paint, and lacquer. The airbrush allows me to control the rate of spray as well as the spread. I'm practising using it at the moment; when I'm confident that I have adequate control, I'll complete the job.

Airbrushes aren't too expensive for a basic model; the needle size should be at least 0.4mm for use with thicker paints.
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Re: DIY paintwork help :|

Before buying paint, etc - I would buy a bottle of 3M fast-cut plus, and compound the scratches to see how they ultimately turn out. (they may actually polish out)

Regarding the dent on the tailgate - forget it - source a dent-free replacement in the same colour to swap over.

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Re: DIY paintwork help :|

For me, spraying and matching water based paint is like trying to understand the wife
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Re: DIY paintwork help :|

Thanks for the reply,

Is it to difficult to sand down, filling and repainting the tail gate?

and some of the scratches are quite deep although I will try the compound I think I will end up needing to paint some of those scratches like the one on the wheel arch.

Question: do you need to use a different type of paint for the metal body work compared to the plastic bumpers?

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