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Re: Urgent - my A4 scratched by kid on bicycle

>Bad, bad way to start the new year - I had my car parked on our
>cul-de-sac while I cleared out garbage from the garage - I seen
>the neighbor's kids playing around with thier bicycles - so, I
>tell them not get close to the car and one arrogant little runt
>does go close later, loses it on the dirt and ploughs into the
>left rear door. The little guy was slightly bruised and was
>terrified - I carried him home and then examined the car - there
>is no dent - there is a  1 inch scratch that runs about 3 inches
>across - it has gone thru' the clear coat, but not deep enough
>to see the metal. Question - does the entire panel need to be
>resprayed? or is there some other magic way of getting this out?
>Does anyone know any decent body shops in Minneapolis? Also, the
>kid is doing fine and his dad is paying for the repairs.

I would first try using Zymol HD Cleanse with a little bit of elbow grease,
about 15 minutes worth. You'd be surprised what it will do, it wil not
remove the scratch, but it will feather it in and from 20 feet, you
probably won't notice it.

You could also probably use that McGuires mud pre-wax stuff also, don't
know what it's called but everybody says it's equal to/better than Zymol HD

I just wouldn't want to respray that car just yet! Don't think you can
match that factory paint job, even with a scratch! You're only bound to get
more in the future....just let's not hope so.


Paul Waterloo
Brookfield, IL

91 200q

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