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Just got back from the Car Wash and found my 1st Scratch on the Car. Driver Side Door right above the Plastic Panel about 3/4 of an inch long all the way into the Primer. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR:(

Hopefully I can wet sand it and cover it up with some Touch Up paint. If not off to my Neighbors Body Shop.
 

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I feel for ya man! btdt
I have never been brave enough to try repairing scratches by wet sanding. I'd take it to a professional....hard for me to recommend that cause I prefer doing everything myself! :)

Good luck with it...just remember, you "got that out of the way now...it's over with!"

John
 
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Could be worse - at two weeks old we had some pretty strong winds so I parked the wife's mini out of the way of any potential falling branches from the trees around the house.... and got up to a rabbit hutch resting on top of the near side front wing..... OUCH

repaired now - and so she kerbed the black alloy.... I have given up, that can stay!
 

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Some kind person put a nice deep scratch in the door of my better halfs Countryman in less than a week of ownership. MINI said it needed the whole door re spraying at £400 :eek: The scratch was only about 1cm long.

It's now going to my local paint guy who is going to sort it (touch in/blend) for £20. I wouldn't want to attempt it myself, for the sake of a few quid I'd rather a professional did it. I know I'd totally hash it up!
 

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It's horrid; have a tiny stone chip on front bonnet which i've touched up and as in another thread the oil delivery man made a bit of a mess of my plastic wheel arch-still toying with the idea of a new part for that since its fine till the treatment-at the mo autoglym plastic gel , wears off then you can see it again ! Grrrrr ! i share your pain!
 
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A neighbour reversed into my previous Mini within one hour of me collecting it from the dealer, putting a small paint chip in the bumper.

She was insisting I take the car to a body shop to have the whole bumper resprayed, so I let her pay for a bottle of touch-up paint.

It's only a car, after all - obsessing about them is an illness that should be resisted.
 

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Absolutely. And as soon as its repaired someone or something else may well ding it! Showroom obsession can spoil owning the car if you're not careful. Use it.enjoy it .
 
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No Showroom obsession here Stone Chips and Scratches when the Primer shows just drive me Bongers. I know perfection is over rated. Maybe I need to built me one of them Rod Rats for a daily Driver.:|


 
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