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Calibra Modifications & Calibra Maintenance => Calibra FAQs & Guides => Spraying & Bodywork => Topic started by: ClubCalibra on May 26, 2006, 19:26:53 PM

Title: Guide to Repairing Minor Scratches (Src: Haynes)
Post by: ClubCalibra on May 26, 2006, 19:26:53 PM
Repair of minor scratches in bodywork
If the scratch is very superficial, and does not penetrate to the metal of the bodywork, repair is very simple. Lightly rub the area of the scratch with a paintwork renovator, or a very fine cutting paste, to remove loose paint from the scratch and to clear the surrounding bodywork of wax polish. Rinse the area with clean water.

Apply touch-up paint to the scratch using a fine paint brush; continue to apply fine layers of paint until the surface of the paint in the scratch is level with the surrounding paintwork. Allow the new paint at least two weeks to harden: then blend it into the surrounding paintwork by rubbing the scratch area with a paintwork renovator or a very fine cutting paste. Finally, apply a coat of wax polish.

Where the scratch has penetrated right through to the metal of the bodywork, causing the metal to rust, a different repair technique is required. Remove any loose rust from the bottom of the scratch with a penknife, then
apply rust inhibiting paint to prevent the formation of rust in the future. Using a rubber or nylon applicator, fill the scratch with bodystopper paste. If required, this paste can be mixed with cellulose thinners to provide a very thin paste which is ideal for filling narrow scratches. Before the stopper-paste in the scratch hardens, wrap a piece of smooth cotton rag around the top of a finger. Dip the finger in cellulose thinners, and then quickly sweep it across the surface of the stopperpaste in the scratch; this will ensure that the surface of the stopper-paste is slightly
hollowed.

The scratch can now be painted over as described earlier in this Section.
Title: Re: Guide to Repairing Minor Scratches (Src: Haynes)
Post by: shogo10 on May 07, 2007, 11:36:34 AM
Hi

  Would T Cut be classed as a paintwork renovator?
Title: Re: Guide to Repairing Minor Scratches (Src: Haynes)
Post by: Phil. on May 07, 2007, 11:39:43 AM
T-cut can be ok, but a light cutting paste is much better to blend new paintwork
Title: Re: Guide to Repairing Minor Scratches (Src: Haynes)
Post by: wee-lass on May 07, 2007, 13:31:42 PM
i use t cut find it good to use