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It finally happened and I think I did it? Noticed a white line on my rear fender and was hoping it was one of my grey hairs? It wasn't, it was a scratch about seven inches long down to the white primer, my SSR is Asphault Black. Think I must have jinksed myself by buying a bottle of GM touchup paint before I needed it? I have to admit I did a good job of repairing it and think I will be the only one who knows where it is? I masked the scratch on both sides leaving only a 1/16 on each side of the scratch then brushed on the touchup paint and let dry for a couple of hours. Then removed the tape and used 600 wet sand paper and lots of water to sand new paint down. Then used a mild rubbing compound and lots and lots of wax. Came out real nice and those that know me know I keep my SSR spotless and shinny. If there is a finer sandpaper than 600 I would use it and save a lot of rubbing out. Thought of taking a before and after picture, but it would show on the site and I wanted the scratch gone ASAP.
 

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Sand paper

Fred,
They do make sand paper in finer grades. All the way up to 4000 grit.

I normally use 1000, then 1500, and finally 2000 before rubbing the paint to a high gloss finish.
 

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Fred Edick said:
It finally happened and I think I did it? Noticed a white line on my rear fender and was hoping it was one of my grey hairs? It wasn't, it was a scratch about seven inches long down to the white primer, my SSR is Asphault Black. Think I must have jinksed myself by buying a bottle of GM touchup paint before I needed it? I have to admit I did a good job of repairing it and think I will be the only one who knows where it is? I masked the scratch on both sides leaving only a 1/16 on each side of the scratch then brushed on the touchup paint and let dry for a couple of hours. Then removed the tape and used 600 wet sand paper and lots of water to sand new paint down. Then used a mild rubbing compound and lots and lots of wax. Came out real nice and those that know me know I keep my SSR spotless and shinny. If there is a finer sandpaper than 600 I would use it and save a lot of rubbing out. Thought of taking a before and after picture, but it would show on the site and I wanted the scratch gone ASAP.
Next time try Meguiar's "Scratch X" first! Its a life saver. About 7 bucks for a tube. Bought mine from the Meguiar's factor rep at a car show here in Michigan last year. It makes me sleep a lot better at night knowing a product like this is available. :lol
 

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12000 grit papers

This page has a sampler of sandpapers. The kit includes #1500, 1800, 2400, 3200, 3600, 4000, 6000, 8000 and 12000-grits (two 3" x 6" pieces each), with a foam sanding block and instructions. $42.30 for the set.
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Nice Job!!

Fred Edick said:
It finally happened and I think I did it? Noticed a white line on my rear fender and was hoping it was one of my grey hairs? It wasn't, it was a scratch about seven inches long down to the white primer, my SSR is Asphault Black. Think I must have jinksed myself by buying a bottle of GM touchup paint before I needed it? I have to admit I did a good job of repairing it and think I will be the only one who knows where it is? I masked the scratch on both sides leaving only a 1/16 on each side of the scratch then brushed on the touchup paint and let dry for a couple of hours. Then removed the tape and used 600 wet sand paper and lots of water to sand new paint down. Then used a mild rubbing compound and lots and lots of wax. Came out real nice and those that know me know I keep my SSR spotless and shinny. If there is a finer sandpaper than 600 I would use it and save a lot of rubbing out. Thought of taking a before and after picture, but it would show on the site and I wanted the scratch gone ASAP.
Hi Fred
Sorry to hear about your babies scratch, but as spotless as u keep her I know you did a fantasic job repairing it. Lession to the rest of us don't buy touch-up
paint till you need it :lol :lol

:seeya Tony
 

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Since you mentioned it...

Does anyone have the part number for Aqua Blur Metallic touch up paint?

The wife got a little close to the carport post the other day and I can see a need for some touch up paint in the future.

Diggs

P.S. I'll just file the number away for the future so as not to jinx us...
 

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Diggs said:
Does anyone have the part number for Aqua Blur Metallic touch up paint?

The wife got a little close to the carport post the other day and I can see a need for some touch up paint in the future.

Diggs

P.S. I'll just file the number away for the future so as not to jinx us...
GM parts department has it or will order it. Cost around $7.00 for bottle.
 

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I knew as soon as I posted my fix my friends would come forward with great advice and I do appreciate it. I definetely will go will the much finer wet sandpaper and save some rubout time. I was shocked how deep the scratch was? Guess I wasted some money on the clear coat protection I got from the dealer? Hopefully there won't be a next time, but we know that ain't going to happen. Thanks again...
 

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pit marks

Thanks for remedies. I had visions of doing complete front fender after noticing yesterday two pit marks down to metal. Can't recall a rock hit????? However,I thought I would get beyond 1900 miles before any chips etc. Oh well.
 
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