autogeekonline car wax, car care and auto detailing forum Autogeek on TV
car wax, car care and auto detailing forumAutogeekonline autogeekonline car wax, car care and auto detailing forum HomeForumBlogAutogeek.net StoreDetailing Classes with Mike PhillipsGalleryDetailing How To's
 
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 20 of 20
  1. #11
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    283
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Feel like idiot. Let a girl pass and she stopped so i moved little more and grazed a car but damage is not big

    Quote Originally Posted by 2black1s View Post
    ScratchX is not a filler... Used appropriately it will remove defects.

    I'd be doing all of the polishing by hand. You're working on edges and any machine, including a DA, can be risky in those areas.
    Why is using a DA polisher a bad idea even at maybe low-speed could it potentially make the paint more crack or something


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  2. #12
    Super Member 2black1s's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Simi Valley, CA
    Posts
    1,409
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Feel like idiot. Let a girl pass and she stopped so i moved little more and grazed a car but damage is not big

    The gray part... Is that a matte finish? I didn't realize that initially. If so, then the touch up method I suggested may not work as any polishing will alter the gloss level. Removing it and repainting is probably the best choice.

    For the other area, if the ScratchX removes the black smudges, then yes, it is restored. Don't expect the smudges to magically disappear with the ScratchX though... It may take a little effort.

    If you can't remove the smudges with the ScratchX, then my suggestion would be to see a body shop and have the bumper cover refinished... Or live with it as is. It's too large an area for a simple touch-up.

  3. #13
    Super Member 2black1s's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Simi Valley, CA
    Posts
    1,409
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Feel like idiot. Let a girl pass and she stopped so i moved little more and grazed a car but damage is not big

    There are two issues I see with trying to remove those smudges with a DA...

    First, it is hard to keep the pad rotating on an edge like that, and then, if you can keep the pad rotating you risk rubbing through on the edge.

    You will have much better control working that area by hand.

  4. #14
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    1,068
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Feel like idiot. Let a girl pass and she stopped so i moved little more and grazed a car but damage is not big

    You could wrap that bumper part. Or, since you don't need to match body paint, it should be easy to remove and respray.

    Wrapping that would be like wrapping a mirror. Not the easiest thing to do. Make sure you post heat to manuf specs if you stretch one piece over it. You may want to look at some Justin Pate videos on Youtube.

    I think I would just repaint it.

  5. #15
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    283
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Feel like idiot. Let a girl pass and she stopped so i moved little more and grazed a car but damage is not big

    Quote Originally Posted by 2black1s View Post
    The gray part... Is that a matte finish? I didn't realize that initially. If so, then the touch up method I suggested may not work as any polishing will alter the gloss level. Removing it and repainting is probably the best choice.

    For the other area, if the ScratchX removes the black smudges, then yes, it is restored. Don't expect the smudges to magically disappear with the ScratchX though... It may take a little effort.

    If you can't remove the smudges with the ScratchX, then my suggestion would be to see a body shop and have the bumper cover refinished... Or live with it as is. It's too large an area for a simple touch-up.
    You mean the whole bumper front repainted . Hmm maybe down the road when more scratches build

    Should have not been so chivalry to the lady passing lol

    Is there anything better then scratch x to use by hand? Ill try scratch x first since its laying around somewhere

    Im sure hard to see after i do that but just makes me upset lol


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  6. #16
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    1,068
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Feel like idiot. Let a girl pass and she stopped so i moved little more and grazed a car but damage is not big

    You know what. Scratch what I said about wrapping it in one piece. Looking at your pictures again - way too difficult. Paint it.

  7. #17
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    283
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Feel like idiot. Let a girl pass and she stopped so i moved little more and grazed a car but damage is not big

    Quote Originally Posted by ducksfan View Post
    You know what. Scratch what I said about wrapping it in one piece. Looking at your pictures again - way too difficult. Paint it.
    Wrapping seems easier. You can take the gray part out or i can just buy it. Must be cheaper then repainting it too


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  8. #18
    Super Member FUNX650's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Ohio, USA
    Posts
    21,058
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Feel like idiot. Let a girl pass and she stopped so i moved little more and grazed a car but damage is not big

    Quote Originally Posted by animescreen View Post
    Should have not been so chivalry
    to the lady passing lol
    IMO:
    Don’t ever change that mannerism.

    **********************************

    •Nowadays, there seem to be a lot of people
    that are saying to: “let Chivalry die”.

    (To say that I wholeheartedly disagree with
    that proposition would be putting it mildly.)

    ***********************************

    Long live Chivalry!
    And Politeness. And Courtesenous.


    Bob
    "Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk."
    ~Joaquin de Setanti

  9. Likes Texchappy liked this post
  10. #19
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    1,068
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Feel like idiot. Let a girl pass and she stopped so i moved little more and grazed a car but damage is not big

    Quote Originally Posted by animescreen View Post
    Wrapping seems easier. You can take the gray part out or i can just buy it. Must be cheaper then repainting it too


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    You're underestimating the angles there. Unless you do it in two pieces or make a relief cut on the bottom, I don't think you'll have much luck. But you can try. I would use Avery Dennison wrap if you do. For small pieces, use MetroRestyling as a price to beat.

    You could get a rattle can color to match and a can of 2k clear for not too much if you don't have a good spray gun. Your situation is like the best scenario for using a rattle can.

    This guy has good content:

    Painting your Car with Spray Paint! - YouTube

    How to FIX Badly Damaged Paint using Spray Cans! - YouTube

  11. #20
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    493
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Feel like idiot. Let a girl pass and she stopped so i moved little more and grazed a car but damage is not big

    Quote Originally Posted by animescreen View Post






    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Actually, I was looking for pictures of the girl.

  12. Likes ZRX61 liked this post
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Some idiot spilled paint. HELP
    By popsspop in forum Auto Detailing 101
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-06-2016, 07:03 PM
  2. Wow I am an idiot
    By Prophizee in forum Off-Topic
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 04-11-2014, 01:16 AM
  3. This idiot.
    By Jacob Perry in forum Auto Detailing 101
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-17-2012, 08:37 AM
  4. My idiot's guide to being an idiot... revise please!
    By Ohio Detailing in forum Auto Detailing 101
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-04-2008, 11:54 AM

Members who have read this thread: 83

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

» October 2021

S M T W T F S
2627282930 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 123456