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Re: Deep scratches - DIY or pay up a month wage.

Paintwork is much more forgiving than something like dents.

If you make a b@lls up, then a cloth soaked in thinners will just wipe it clean again.

I would (even just on that basis) be sorely tempted to give it a try.

The 2 most common errors people make are;
  1. the paint doesn't get thinned down enough, therefore instead of a thin & even coat being applied, its more like smearing with a crayon...
  2. people are tempted to use the brush provided (which is too thick), and therefore carries too much paint.
The ethos of a SMART repair is to minimise, not accentuate the repair, which is why (given the above), most home DIY'ers are doomed to fail.


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