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AMP123
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Jul 10, 2017, 11:24 PM

Post #1 of 6 (558 views)
Black Paint left smudged looking Sign In

I Have a black Mitsubishi Lancer that has a few small scratches on it, I tried to buff them out with a rubbing compound, I believe my car has a few layers of polish on top of the black paint, so in my attempt to remove the scratches I have just left the paint looking smudged.

If anyone knows of anyways to fix this I would appreciate any help.
Thanks.

Images -
http://imgur.com/a/fhFdI


Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 11, 2017, 1:20 AM

Post #2 of 6 (548 views)
Re: Black Paint left smudged looking Sign In

You said "rubbing compound" which is taking material (paint OFF) not adding layers of polish you could do that with furniture polish and make it good and not harm it.


Appears you've wrecked it now from a VERY good glassy black finish which for pro is very hard to get a reflection to show clearly like that.


Seek help from a VERY high end custom paint and body shop and learn how to care for this. Polish is to be chosen with all care or you'll ruin especially a perfect black paint job or any just to me black shows everything easily,


T



Hammer Time
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Jul 11, 2017, 5:35 AM

Post #3 of 6 (535 views)
Re: Black Paint left smudged looking Sign In

That scratch is WAY too deep to buff out. Your car has a layer of paint ans a layer of clear coat. Only light scratches in the clear coat can be buffed out. A rule of thumb is if you can feel the scratch with our nail, it is too deep to buff.

That whole area needs to be sanded down, primed, wet sanded and the entire area painted and clear coated professionally.



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AMP123
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Jul 11, 2017, 11:23 PM

Post #4 of 6 (513 views)
Re: Black Paint left smudged looking Sign In

Ok thanks for that, would you have any idea how much that would cost?


Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 12, 2017, 12:35 AM

Post #5 of 6 (508 views)
Re: Black Paint left smudged looking Sign In

See if I can make link direct...........
http://imgur.com/a/fhFdI


Seems like that worked. OK - to me picture is excellent showing reflection of bricks, a street light plus a roof line of a house not very distorted in the reflection!


That's both talent and time to do plus the quality of tools AND the correct place to do the finish as Hammer said, primer, paint and the clearcoat over that matching surrounding finish the materials are costly.


Proper place with the set up for the finish is super costly where I am factored in changes estimates of fixing that to your specs to be understood with the shop what is expected by YOU.


Get quotes from shops in your area. No way I could price that from here. The good news if any about this is there isn't an insurance company to fight with in my experience takes insane time and aggravation to put it back to where it was before any scratches at all.


BTW - That's right near a fuel door a pet peeve of my own would be not to make it lousy inside that door when open would bug me,


T



Hammer Time
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Jul 12, 2017, 4:11 AM

Post #6 of 6 (501 views)
Re: Black Paint left smudged looking Sign In

Probably $300-$400 to resurface the whole fender.



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