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Do i need to respray?

Discussion in 'Spray Painting and Panel Beating' started by bloodylegend, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. bloodylegend

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    I do not know much at all about painting cars, just want some advice on what to do about these car scratches. its for a 94 caprice.

    I have a deep scratch on the bonnet where a toolbox fell off the shelves in the garage. I think it has gotten through to the metal, or at least the primer coat. there is a slight dent as well but i feel as if it were painted it would be hardly noticeable.

    the other small issue is the car is covered in these small scratches or scuff marks. just from being old. a good buff, polish and wax should remove them but i am worried about how much clear coat would be removed.

    what would be the best way to fix this? I was thinking to respray the bonnet, then washing/buffing the rest of the car then applying a new layer of clear coat.

    Am i better off taking this to the shop to do or could i do it at home? I am fairly confident I could do it but I have no tools for the job.
     

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  2. losh1971

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    That dent in the bonnet will need fixing before paint or you will kick yourself after its painted. Metalic is tricky to get right but paying someone will be about $500 for the bonnet alone.
     
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    You could have a crack at painting it yourself, plenty of guys with experience and advice on here, especially considering VR was still acrylic if I'm not mistaken?
     
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    That dent will need fixing first.

    How deep are those scratches in the boot ? Too deep and no amount of buffing will fix them.

    BTW, did you buy this car in Albany ?
     
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    Apparently, but I can't work out why my 18 month old paint will melt with thinners if wiped over yet I can remove over-spray off the original paint and it doesn't affect it at all.
     
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    The bonnet will need to be repaired before paint.
    The boot? You 'might' get away with a 3 stage paint correction.
     
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    That boot is toast imo. You'd be lucky to cut that back and have enough clear to buff without burning through. Especially acrylic as its so much softer than 2 pac. Also for the time and effort involved...it would be easier to sand the scratches out...light prime and paint...even if you have to blend the tops of the quarters for the colour match.
     
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    get a couple professional quotes (no obligation ones obviously). You'll get a really good idea then of everything.
     
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