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    Hi Guys,

    I had an unfortunate interaction with a tree branch whilst traveling on a really tight road in yorkshire yesterday.

    I did't think anything of it at the time - it just sounded like some pretty light foliage brushing against the car as I was trying to pass a large oncoming truck. However, this morning I happened to look at that side of the car
    and there is a pretty good "scratch" all along the side of the car. It touches pretty much 4 panels including the two doors.

    The scratch isn't deep at all. It's exactly what you'd imagine if you took a twig and scraped it along the whole length of the car relatively lightly.

    The thing is - I have no idea the sort of price range I can expect to get it put right

    Could anyone advise so I don't get a complete butt-sexing from my local body shop? :-(

    Many thanks all

    Simon
     
     

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    Depending on how deep the scratch is you could try a product called meguires scratch x 2.0 it claims to remove the scratch but i found i dont it is verry good at masking them tho i used it on my boot and it masked them for a couple of months its avalible at halfords for abot £7 i think if that dont work the cheapest option would probly be a mobile scratch/dent specialist like scratch away they charge anywgere from £60 onwards depending on the extent of damage
     
     

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    If it'll polish out I would have thought no more than 1 hours labour, so whatever their labour rates are? You might even get the "butt-sexing" for nowt
     
     

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    For a quick & easy product, try Autoglym Colour Restorer, or if you fancy a bit of mail order, Menerza. If you can't feel the scratch with your nail, it'll completely come out. If you can, you can improve the look of it.
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    Hi guys,

    Thanks very much for your thoughts.

    I spoke to a chap today who said that he can probably "polish" the scratches away for about £100.

    I was wondering though - is that permenant? I know the scratches are pretty superficial and are just effecting the clearcoat. You can physically feel them though.

    When he says "polish", would that generally mean that the scratches will be essentially gone for good? Or is this the sort of repair that just kind of masks the problem for a short time

    Apologies for my complete lack of knowledge when it comes to paint! I know even less about bodywork than I do about cars in general so I'm just trying to figure out what exactly I'm potentially paying for.

    Thanks again

    Simon
     
     

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    get g3 on the go with the mop and that will do the trick, if not flat it and re buff with g3 the polish and job done. scratch gone.


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