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Hi Noodle, have a read of my thread in to 'how to' section on the forum regarding paint repairs - if you need any further clarification, please don't hesitate to ask.
Regarding paint matching, the best bet for a near invisible repair is to keep the repair area as small as possible and only use a precise amount of paint in the scratch. The age of the car can also be a factor in matching - reds (and colours which have a high red input - i.e. browns) can fade badly - its even worse if they are metallics - since you can't cut-back the colour through the lacquer...
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
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