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It's on a sticker in the drivers door jam Examples here, here, and here.


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You can, but probably not in the way you're thinking. You can't just go out and buy a can of "red spray paint", unless you are prepared to re-paint the whole car in that color or you really don't care about the results. This is because your car isn't "red" (for example), it's "Sierra Red (L D3V)". However, if you go to a professional paint supply shop you ...


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The clear coat is peeling and there is no cheap do at home product that will yield satisfactory results.The hood needs to be professionally refinished.The minor scratches may come out with a rubbing compound that is applied like regular paste wax.


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If you open the drivers side front door and look at the door jamb area (it may be in the general area) you'll notice a plaque that has all the essential information about the vehicle. Below are a few images showing the location and a couple example of what these plaques look like. Location Examples HONDA FORD### arrow points to paint code


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You can use this method to pull certain types of dents. Here is one method to resolve the dent issue. Dent Pulling glue these plastic ding tabs to the center of the dent. You can find them by googling "plastic ding tab" You will use a hot glue gun and hot glue them to your dent. Use a dent puller slide hammer. The tip should screw into the plastic ...


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This looks like a badly oxidized clearcoat. The state the paint looks to be in pretty much means that the only cure is a respray. To make matters a bit more interesting, the paint looks like a silver metallic which is much harder to match than a plain colour and will require additional blending in into the surrounding areas like front wings. If you have ...


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tl;dr: It depends on the ding. Try some cleaner wax, though: it won't make the problem worse. Did you scratch down to the primer or just leave some paint behind? If all you did was trade some paint between cars, you're going to need to polish it off. That said, if you're not comfortable with power polishing tools or abrasive polishes, I would counsel a ...


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There are a few ways to resolve this dent issue as the others have indicated. Another Possible Method glue these plastic ding tabs to the dents. You can find them by googling "plastic ding tab" You will use a hot glue gun and hot glue them to your various dents. Use a dent puller slide hammer. The tip should screw into the plastic ding pullers. ...


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If this bumper isn't made of metal, then it won't rust. You can try some paint repair magic kit. If there's a scratch, than you won't be able to get a brand new looking, smooth surface by just painting over. You should repair the scratch properly: sand it, prime it, repaint all or blend in and apply lack, polish.


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A photograph of the scratches would help immensely here are light scratches and damage in the paint can be removed with just abrasives such as T-Cut or Rubbing Compound. The bumper will only rust if it's metal and most modern cars use plastic bumpers. If you were to get the panel professionally painted, the painter would not simply paint over the scratches ...


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Yes, you should try to remove it as soon as possible. When a bug is smashed into the front of your car all of its guts are allowed to mix together. Most bugs will result in an acidic goop that sticks to your car. You can see it on your windshield, but you won't see it very well on your front grille until the damage starts to accumulate. This acid will etch ...


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The key to understanding the differences lies in how car detailing and paint restoration works. The key word here is aggression, referring to the "rate of cut" of the pad. Here are the pads rated from most aggressive to least aggressive based on the information provided by 3M. 1. Compounding pad Compounding refers to the process of "levelling" defects ...


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If you want the job done right, then yes: grinding, filling, sanding, priming, and spraying are your best option. There are alternatives out there. Duplicolor makes color matched kits which allows you to paint in the smaller chips (it has an abrasive, color paint brush, then a clear coat to go over the top). I haven't used them, but the product looks like a ...


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Those scratches cannot be taken out using WD-40. It's a very good cleaner and lubricant, but is not a magic panacea for fixing paint scratches. You may be able to take it to a body shop where they would have to strip the bumper and repaint it (could possibly blend the area through sanding and repaint as well). They'd have to make the call on that. If the ...


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You should try buffing the door first to ensure what you see is not just transfer from the stone. Some of the top layer paint might be missing but you also might have some of the stone on the car and that might be what you are seeing here. Pearl is extremely difficult to repair, but good thing is that being on the door and somewhat lower than the top of the ...


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This Automotive Touch Up Video demonstrates how you can take care of scratches in your paint. In addition, I've had good luck with Napa's Rust Permatex Treatment. It turns rust into a gray primer, which might look a little ugly but not as much as a rusted-out car. You could use the Napa Rust Treatment to get rid of the rust and then try the techniques ...


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It's not the application technique, but the material being applied. Chrome plating is a process where actual molecules of chrome metal are attracted to a surface using electrical current. It covers the surface of the parts with a layer of real metal. Of course metal is very hard, and will be difficult to scratch. The strength of paint will be limited to ...


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Consider going to a detailer. It's amazing how much they can do without actually painting anything.


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This is the answer for part (1) : http://www.ehow.com/how_7809103_repair-peeling-clear-coat.html or http://www.ehow.com/how_5028554_fix-peeling-clear-coat-car.html This is the answer for part (2) : http://www.ehow.com/how_2136091_fix-minor-scratch-car.html or http://www.ehow.com/how_5309590_fix-scratches-car.html or ...


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Light scratches can be polished and buffed out. I won't detail how to do it here, you can find many tutorials online, but be careful - you CAN burn paint by polishing too hard or staying in one spot too long. Deep scratches can only be repaired by painting. Your local dealership will be able to sell you a paint bottle that matches your factory color ...


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The sheet metal on your door isn't terribly strong (which is why is is fairly easy to dent). Here's how I would approach the problem if I were looking for a "good enough" solution: Remove the door's inner panel. This will involve undoing a variety of car-specific screws (e.g., in the door handle), disconnecting some electrical hardware for the power ...


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Wax works, but it's a temporary fix Wax will "fill" in the imperfections in the paint work. However, as the layer of wax wears away (rain, washing) the scratches/dullness/discoloration will return. It's hard to tell if your paint has clearcoat, but assuming it does, if the scratches are not too deep, a more permanent solution would be to use the ...


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Fiberglass and Bondo. You will need lots of sand paper and strong arms if you don't have access to a compressor and air sanders.


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This looks like textbook cracking. This is a failure that can be caused by a myriad of sources, from chemical incompatability of paint and clearcoat to improperly applied paint. Your friend's inexperience with painting might be the root cause. Four years is a long time for a poorly applied clearcoat job to start showing issues, it could be something else. ...


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You can use a fine grit rubbing compound and a buffing wheel to smooth out the clear coat, which actually has the scratches. Part of the process of painting many vehicles is to buff out the clear coat once the paint job is complete. The clear coat provides a clear protective layer for the paint and can be scratched lightly and repaired over time by using ...


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You didn't say where you live, so I'm going to use the Finnish insurance system as an example. There is mandatory "traffic insurance" to pay for all damages you have caused with the exception of damage to your own car. There is also optional "car insurance" to pay for damages you have caused to your own car (with the exception of a small sum you have to ...


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You may be able to utilize a can of compressed computer air, and a blow dryer to get the dents out. Modern sheetmetal is real thin and wants to go back into position. Fixing the paint would be trickier you may be able to sand it down and color match it using preval sprayers.


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Don't use a brush even if paint can is sitting in hot water; brush strokes are inevitable. Sand bonnet to smooth surface using ever finer grades of wet & dry sandpaper. Clean off with wax & grease remover. Prop up bonnet to make level. Spray with acrylic primer- dry-resand-reapply-sand-again use wax & grease remover.Topcoat with acrylic paint of ...


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Yikes. Your problem is that pearl is a doozie to match by a paint shop and it's almost impossible for non-professionals to do a localised repair on it. Best case is that you can take it to a body shop and they'll end up sanding down and respraying the entire door. If you can live with it, you may be able to apply a scratch repair product which will make the ...


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If the wider scratches are just surface scratches, you may be able to make them disappear by polishing/buffing the area using a suitable polishing or rubbing compound. Some of these products are specifically labeled as "scratch removers." Make sure the product you choose is labeled as clear coat safe. Essentially you want to bring the level of the ...



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