A week ago, I was out for a meal with the missus, and decided to use my car. Left the restaurant and popped into Tesco. On returning to the car I noticed a big white stripe, which on closer inspection included some deep scratches in the door and rippling. I was absolutely gutted, as needless to say, the c**t who had used my car as a parking aid was nowhere to be seen, and there were no witnesses. And as I hadn't noticed it earlier, it could have happened in Tesco's or the restaurant, neither of which had cctv on that part of the car park!
Anyway, seeing as it was just the door, and I could have it repaired for less than my no claims (got protected no claims but didn't want to claim as it was only the door that was damaged) I went for the repair.
Now my problem is this, while it was in I had a couple of other scratches touched up which have come up brilliantly, but seeing as I just had the door repaired/painted I can see a slight difference in the paint colour, which I appreciate is always going to happen when you just paint one panel without blowing the rest of the side in. As you can see from the picture of my car, it is well looked after, so I'm always going to notice it, I was thinking of just replacing the whole door with one from a breakers of the same colour, as I think the colour might match better.
What do you think?
Or should I give the panel a couple of layers of wax and hope for the best over time as the panel ages?