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Old 04-17-2012, 09:09 AM   #1
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Time to fix my paint

So this winter my car took a few dings and I am looking to get it back to beter than new condition. Since I bought my car it has only been 2 bucket washed and I have tried very hard to keep it looking it's best but alas, there are two areas that have been scratched beyond the base coat. I will post pictures tonight, but here is what is going on.

Front bumper scratch- This one is totaly my fault. I pulled into the drive and got too close to the garage door... Small scuff there right on the very peak of the bumper, not sure how to deal with this.

Rear column scratch-I don't know where this came from, but it is significantly long. Looks like it was either a tree branch or someone with keys...

Overall- I want to buff the whole car to remove all of the swirlmarks that have been put on there from the factory until now.

I have no experience with a PC or painting and I want to know if I should try to tackle these on my own, or look for a deail shop in the area that can fix it up for me.

If I do it on my own, what equipment will i need?

If I go to a shop, what should I look for in the shop to make sure this baby comes out looking like the junk man fixed 'er up?
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:25 PM   #2
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I'm gonna try Dr. Colorchip this weekend on the dings/scratches I have. A lot of people swear by it. check it out: http://www.drcolorchip.com

Then check out the junkman's forums here http://www.adamsforums.com/forums/machine-polishing/for buffing/polishing, etc. I SWEAR by Adams products, my Camaro looks like a MIRROR when I'm done!
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:35 PM   #3
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I'm gonna try Dr. Colorchip this weekend on the dings/scratches I have. A lot of people swear by it. check it out: http://www.drcolorchip.com

Then check out the junkman's forums here http://www.adamsforums.com/forums/machine-polishing/for buffing/polishing, etc. I SWEAR by Adams products, my Camaro looks like a MIRROR when I'm done!
I second that notion.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:41 AM   #4
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Alright Looks like that might be the path I go down. I'll have to find some good videos of people using this Dr. Color Chip
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:02 PM   #5
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Here's another one for you to look and read about:

http://www.autogeek.net/dr-colorchip...ip-repair.html
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