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Old 08-27-2018, 03:29 AM
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Question Scratched to the metal

Just got this truck. Has a beauty scratch to the metal on the passenger door about 7" long. Looking for the best way to make it decent. I figure it needs some sanding to smooth the edges, maybe a primer pen, then a paint match pen, then sand smooth(ish) and polish and buff. Clear coat maybe? Or is there a better way? After suggestions here, but keep in mind, it is a truck, and it will be used as such. Blue Flame.

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Old 08-29-2018, 01:20 PM
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Let me help a tad here...yes that is a "good one" so to speak. Here is what I would do.....you have 2 choices...

1. Visit the local toy store and buy a box of crayons that has one in it that will match your color....very likely they will have one! After cleaning the "groove" out, let the crayon warm itself in the sun a bit, rub it in a circular motion in the scratch until filled. Take a towel with very hot water, wringing it out until it is just damp.... gently wipe over the top of the crayon until smooth and flat.

2. Option 2- Paint. After gently sanding the edges, mask right to the edge, using a brush, fill the scratch....this has to be done over a duration of a week or 2 because the paint will shrink. Once completely cured, take a razor blade (shaving type) and cut it to be just wider (blade edge) than the scratch. With the blade angled back, Gently drag the blade over the paint until flat, then polish. You might have to apply a very light coat of clear for matching.
 
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:56 AM
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Good suggestion Beechkid!
I just did my 1st BC CC paint job and got a slight sag in the base, took a razor angled as you mentioned and with a couple of light swipes it was gone. One slight mist over it and then cleared it. No more sag.."Finesse is the name of the game."
 


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