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Stoddy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:00 pm    Post subject: Touch up or re spray? Reply with quote

So my daily driver is on 167,000 miles.

Quite a few stone chips to the front bumper, bonnet and even one on the roof!

Some minor parking scratches/ chips on the door edges, the dreaded wiper scratches on the rear window pillar and a couple of marks on the rear bumper.
Basically, every panel has a blemish.
Still looks like a pretty tidy car, but with those miles on it, is it worth a full re spray, or just a touch up?

Interested to hear your thoughts.


Rich. Dont know
 



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great. Leave it and just touch up.
Best to keep original as long as possible, even if you re-paint , similar bumps and scratches would still happen.
Save the money for the engine if it has never had work..
 
  
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stichill99
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:19 pm    Post subject: Paintwork Reply with quote

I think it depends how long you are planning on keeping the car. If it is going to be your pride and joy for years to come then go for some tidying.
My mate has just had the bumpers, bonnet. front wings,door bottoms and tailgate done to a high standard on his 140000mile 11yr old A4 avant.
It cost him double what the car is worth but he is happy and the car looks superb. Such a great colour misano red.
 
  
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Stoddy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, think I’ll just do the minimal tidy and save for engine etc!
All the blemishes disappear in the rain anyway!

Anyone else always head for the end car park space!? Grin
 



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stoddy wrote:
Yeah, think I’ll just do the minimal tidy and save for engine etc!
All the blemishes disappear in the rain anyway!

Anyone else always head for the end car park space!? Grin


Absolutely. Then try and overhang as much as is decent.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sarfend wrote:
Stoddy wrote:
Yeah, think I’ll just do the minimal tidy and save for engine etc!
All the blemishes disappear in the rain anyway!

Anyone else always head for the end car park space!? Grin


Absolutely. Then try and overhang as much as is decent.


I wouldn't dream of parking anywhere else...!!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im the same, throw is slightly rusty rear arches. If mine didn't have the arches I wouldn't be thinking about it.

I actually kind of like it like that as Im less precious about using it.
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Rhodris-dad
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are companies on the internet who will mix up a touch-up bottle of paint with a tiny brush for about £11. (you just need to supply a paint code)

That will sort your stone chips and any small deep scratches.

The rest can be sorted with some cutting and polishing compounds and a cheap orbital polisher.

All you need is some time and a lot of patience Very Happy
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Rik b
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think your looks great....
I have some dodgy areas on mine, I am planning to get it painted Miami Blue though 😂 so not for long....

Always try to park away from everyone and always come back to neighbours. Even in an empty car park
 
  
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Stoddy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhodris-dad wrote:
There are companies on the internet who will mix up a touch-up bottle of paint with a tiny brush for about £11. (you just need to supply a paint code)

That will sort your stone chips and any small deep scratches.

The rest can be sorted with some cutting and polishing compounds and a cheap orbital polisher.

All you need is some time and a lot of patience Very Happy




Cool, thanks, I’ll look in to that. 👍
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Stoddy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rik b wrote:
I think your looks great....
I have some dodgy areas on mine, I am planning to get it painted Miami Blue though 😂 so not for long....

Always try to park away from everyone and always come back to neighbours. Even in an empty car park


Cheers!
Miami blue eh!.?
Look forward to seeing that!

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