Scratches, Scrapes and Scuffs

Antiguakidd

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A2Steve

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Have a look at post number 45 here on my project thread.
 

Antiguakidd

Member

Have a look at post number 45 here on my project thread.
Thanks for that link. Looks really nice and a reasonably simple fix. How does it match in comparison to the other exterior black trim. (Wheel arches.etc)
 

A2Steve

A2OC Donor
You could use it on all of the black painted areas that you have damage. It would require you to key it in with some wet and dry first but you should get a good result if you mask properly.

The other option you have available to you is to use a product called plastidip. It’s a rubber based coating that’s semi-permanent in that it will last years but you can peel it off if it goes wrong.

In terms of the scary he’s being deep then you can use normal body filler.
 

Antiguakidd

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Was there a noticeable difference when you had sprayed it? Being a colour storm, there's alot of black that I'd have to do. Would rather avoid it if I can
 

Proghound

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The matt-black rear arches on Colour Storm models are rather susceptible to fuel spillage as well as the normal parking scrapes, respraying would be the answer there. I am told that it's only possible to get the OEM matt paint sprayed to match the other matt parts if all of them are done at the same time, otherwise you will be able to see the difference - one of the doors on my yellow one appears to have this issue. So you might want to think about going with Plastidip all round as suggested by Steve. It will still be a bit of a job masking up as only the rear arches and the mirror shells are removeable, all the other black bits are a second colour over an already coloured panel.

The fixed windows are bonded in, attached to their rubber trims as a unit. No solution there other than Autoglass etc. - probably best to leave alone.
 
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Antiguakidd

Member
The matt-black rear arches on Colour Storm models are rather susceptible to fuel spillage as well as the normal parking scrapes, respraying would be the answer there. I am told that it's only possible to get the OEM matt paint sprayed to match the other matt parts if all of them are done at the same time, otherwise you will be able to see the difference - one of the doors on my yellow one appears to have this issue. So you might want to think about going with Plastidip all round as suggested by Steve. It will still be a bit of a job masking up as only the rear arches and the mirror shells are removeable, all the other black bits are a second colour over an already coloured panel.

The fixed windows are bonded in, attached to their rubber trims as a unit. No solution there other than Autoglass etc. - probably best to leave alone.
Thanks for that

Was trying to think of some way to maybe feel the gash on the window. Can't think what to do it with though. Some kind of silicone product just so it looks smooth.

Can the OEM paint be used as touch up paint on the wheel arches?

Thanks
 

Proghound

Admin Team
Over a larger area, especially of that scrape, touch-up paint would look really rough. It's got to be a sand and spray operation really, or hold out for replacement arches. On my Cobalt one there are some very heavy paint corrections to the rear arches done with touch-up by a previous owner. I've been looking for arches in the right colour and good condition to replace them with for ages! Sadly the Storm matt black ones seem to be even rarer than that.

Re the window rubber, if you're happy to risk £5 to try it there is black silicone sealant available in Halfords. I find it hard to work neatly with things like that, so an advantage for me is that once set it should peel off no problems if it looks too horrible. With the cap replaced, you should get a couple of weeks after first opening the tube before the product inside cures - long enough to have a few goes at it to see what you can achieve. It probably won't last but maybe it'll give you an idea whether it's worth trying with a more professional product.
 
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