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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;
- the paint doesn't get thinned down enough, therefore instead of a thin & even coat being applied, its more like smearing with a crayon...
- 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.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
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