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      04-15-2024, 06:40 PM   #1
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How can i fix this scratch?

Hey everyone so i have a scratch i donít even know how i got thatís on my gloss side skirt. How can i fix it? I attached a pic.

Thank you for your help!!
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      04-15-2024, 07:59 PM   #2
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It appears to be through the clear, through the paint, through the primer, and into the rocker. On such an expensive car I'd get it done properly, but you could actually fix it yourself, but it won't look right.
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Judging from the photo, you may first try to use polish compound to buffer it. It may come right off that white residue.
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It appears to be through the clear, through the paint, through the primer, and into the rocker. On such an expensive car I'd get it done properly, but you could actually fix it yourself, but it won't look right.
Yes it seems like it. Iím gonna get it professionally done Iím thinking. Wish it had PPF on that part my car only has front PPF
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^ppf wouldnt have prevented that gouge, you also need tires
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Yes it seems like it. Iím gonna get it professionally done Iím thinking. Wish it had PPF on that part my car only has front PPF
Yeah, the rockers absolutely need PPF, although I'm not sure it would have prevented this issue, it's great to have. Just make sure you don't PPF until 90 days, so in that regard, new rocker, new paint, wait 90 days, PPF, install, win.
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Yeah, the rockers absolutely need PPF, although I'm not sure it would have prevented this issue, it's great to have. Just make sure you don't PPF until 90 days, so in that regard, new rocker, new paint, wait 90 days, PPF, install, win.
I've been wondering how long to wait for PPF on fresh paint.
My car is currently in the bodyshop getting a new rear bumper. PPF may have saved the original... entire front end and rockers were PPF'd when new, but I didn't do rear bumper.
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I've been wondering how long to wait for PPF on fresh paint.
90 days, minimum. New paint needs to fully off-gas before you cover it up with PPF, wax, ceramic coating, anything. There was thread about this a couple of months ago, can't remember which sub-forum it was on.
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I've been wondering how long to wait for PPF on fresh paint.
My car is currently in the bodyshop getting a new rear bumper. PPF may have saved the original... entire front end and rockers were PPF'd when new, but I didn't do rear bumper.
Some shops will tell you that you can bake the paint for out-gassing, and when they do so, ask them to see their baking chamber. It's complete bull. Wait 90 days or wish you had.
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^ppf wouldnt have prevented that gouge, you also need tires
Good eye, I was focused on the scratch...and you are correct, PPF would have done nothing, on the contrary, the scratch would have made a mess of the PPF and then, the OP would have had to replace the PPF anyway.
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Hey everyone so i have a scratch i donít even know how i got thatís on my gloss side skirt. How can i fix it? I attached a pic.

Thank you for your help!!

Just my opinion!... After fixing the damage, get new tires.
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