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Need some help - Touch up paint isn't pretty.

Old 06-19-2013, 09:23 PM
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Default Need some help - Touch up paint isn't pretty.

Hey all,

An automated car wash failed on me and scratched up the rear bumper of my 2007 A4. I ordered the silver OEM basecoat paint and simply covered up the scratches as well as I could to somewhat conceal the damage.

The touch up isn't horrible, but it truly isn't pretty. I've attached a pic of my handy work and I would be greatly appreciate of anyone that may have suggestions on how I can get the paint to better blend with the rest of the car.

I'd rather not have to take it to a body shop.


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Old 09-24-2013, 12:09 AM
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Sorry, that is terrible! touch up paint only works on the smallest areas...and sometimes even then it's tough to get it to blend with out a spray gun
Old 10-09-2013, 10:26 AM
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I would take it to a professional car cosmetic shop. It's better to be safe than sorry. That area doesn't look like it would cost that much.
Old 10-15-2013, 04:24 PM
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You're sort of stuck here. I'd recommend taking it to a body shop and getting the area touched up and blended professionally. It's really tough to get touch up paint to come out to a spot on color match to the original paint.
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