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    i foolishly tried to repair some scratches with one of those stupid halfords scratch repair kits. It has 3 pens (primer, paint and lacquer). I applied primer into scratches as advised and left them to harden. It looks terrible and is raised and I have lost all confidence in doing the work myself. I simply want to get rid of the primer altogether - even having the scratches as they were would be better than the mess I've made. Question - does anybody know a safe way to get primer off car paintwork without damaging paint? - I read somewhere white spirit will do it - frankly, scared to try it but need my mess sorted. Help.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam1980 View Post
    i foolishly tried to repair some scratches with one of those stupid halfords scratch repair kits. It has 3 pens (primer, paint and lacquer). I applied primer into scratches as advised and left them to harden. It looks terrible and is raised and I have lost all confidence in doing the work myself. I simply want to get rid of the primer altogether - even having the scratches as they were would be better than the mess I've made. Question - does anybody know a safe way to get primer off car paintwork without damaging paint? - I read somewhere white spirit will do it - frankly, scared to try it but need my mess sorted. Help.
    Hi Adam

    Ouch, sounds a bad situation!!
    I would advise you to not touch it further and get a professional bodyshop to sort it...

    Using white spirit or similar is likely to further damage the paint.

    Just tell them 'this idiot friend of mine had a go at repairing the paint but I took the car off him before he could damage it further'
     
     

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    A light rubbing compound on just the primer area would do it
     
     

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