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Old 05-14-2013, 08:07 PM   #1
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Got my very first Camaro on Friday!

I bought my first ever Camaro on Friday!! I got the Hot Wheels convertible, it's the most exciting car I've ever owned.

Then on Monday at work.... First scratch :(

Auto shop quoted me about 600 and wants to repaint the whole fender!!
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:10 PM   #2
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Can you catch it with your fingernail?

It almost looks like paint transfer only.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:12 PM   #3
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Yeah I can catch it... there's definitely paint missing.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:16 PM   #4
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Welcome and Congrats, that sucks . Alright , lets go find who did it
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:21 PM   #5
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Just can have anything nice... Sucks!
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:21 PM   #6
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Thanks, loving this forum already!

I went from furious, to depressed, to mopey, to furious again, to investigating.. Now I just want to fix it and move on.

Can I touch up this or do I really need to repaint my whole fender on day 4 of ownership?!
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:45 PM   #7
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:53 PM   #8
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I bought my first ever Camaro on Friday!! I got the Hot Wheels convertible, it's the most exciting car I've ever owned. !
Congrats and welcome to the forum! It's good to see another Texan join in on the fun
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:10 PM   #9
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Is Dr. Colorchip really that easy?! Stuff like that freaks me out!
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:19 PM   #10
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Watch the videos and decide based on how you feel. It's 10x better than touch-up paint, no blobs and matches much better.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:27 PM   #11
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Beautiful car and lots of luck! Sorry to hear about the scratch though
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:36 PM   #12
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Love the car! Relax first one hurts the most and that one is minor with no body work. It can be touched up or if your a perfectionist have the panel repainted
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:46 PM   #13
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Congrats and welcome! Sorry to hear about the dings...that sucks. As others have said try the Dr. Colorchip to see if it gets an acceptable result before going the full paint route which may not produce a perfect match....
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:08 PM   #14
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I've got to look around for my color code for Kinetic Blue. Dr. ColorChip doesn't list it on their website for the 2013 Camaro so I am going to have to request it.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:10 PM   #15
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Congrats and welcome to the forum! It's good to see another Texan join in on the fun
Where can I find gatherings and events? I'd love to see what other area Texans are doing with their Camaros!
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:19 AM   #16
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Where can I find gatherings and events? I'd love to see what other area Texans are doing with their Camaros!
Ask and you shall receive, follow the link and visit the H-Town Camaro Club website.
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:31 AM   #17
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Sucks about the scratch but that is one beautiful ride you got there! Congrats!!
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:53 AM   #18
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