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So I was working on Laura's car today, and noticed a big ass scratch. More than a scratch, it was more like a gougue. Anyways, its about as long as maybe a quarter's width. But the problem is, the scratch is all the way down to the METAL! How much would I be looking at to have this scratch filled?
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You would have to get the whole panel repainted to fix that, no way to just fill it in.
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You would have to get the whole panel repainted to fix that, no way to just fill it in.
Couldn't they just sand down the area and paint a one foot radius?
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So I was working on Laura's car today, and noticed a big ass scratch. More than a scratch, it was more like a gougue. Anyways, its about as long as maybe a quarter's width. But the problem is, the scratch is all the way down to the METAL! How much would I be looking at to have this scratch filled?

Without seeing atleast a pic, accurate advice cannot really be given. Where is it at? To be honest, a gouge to the metal cannot be just filled. To fix it right it needs to be taken down and redone. Provide me with more info and a pic if possible and I'll provide you with your options.
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Couldn't they just sand down the area and paint a one foot radius?
If you did that you would probably end up with an off color dot about 2 feet across
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If you did that you would probably end up with an off color dot about 2 feet across

Depending on the color of the car it can be blended, but not a 1 ft. area. If the scratch isn't too bad, it can be scuffed down, filled with body filler, sanded, primed, then the entire panel blended. But like I said before, without seeing a pic or even knowing where it's at everything is assumptions at this point!
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Its in the middle of the rear driver's side door. I mean, smack dab in the middle. Its only the one scratch, and then a surface scuff to the left of it.
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try a touch up and then a high speed compound polish to try to blend it in. IMO.
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Laura huh? So that's what that beauty's name is.
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Basically what you're going to have to do is fill it, sand it, prime it and then blend the entire door in! It's gonna cost a couple hundred atleast.
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OUCH! I'm going to have to have some people give me some quotes. One of my friend's father has his own auto paint business. I think that I'll have him quote it or something. I'll get back to you on this though. Thanks.
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OUCH! I'm going to have to have some people give me some quotes. One of my friend's father has his own auto paint business. I think that I'll have him quote it or something. I'll get back to you on this though. Thanks.

No Problem. Just remember, you've got filler, sandpaper (various), primer, paint, clear coat, masking paper/tape, and man hours to do the job. So it is best to know someone at a shop to cut you some slack.
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No Problem. Just remember, you've got filler, sandpaper (various), primer, paint, clear coat, masking paper/tape, and man hours to do the job. So it is best to know someone at a shop to cut you some slack.

P.S.- That is why a lot of shops prefer repairs instead of complete jobs because they pay damn near as much if not more. Odd but true!
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