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Car keyed ... BAD - repair?

So I never really see the passenger side of my car. I did this weekend and it had been keyed from the front bumper to the back bumper.

The scratch isn't that thick but on the front fender it's down to the metal it appears. The rest may or may not be through the clear.

Anyone had any lucky fixing key scratches like this?

I really wish I knew who did this - but I'm also really glad I didn't see them doing it... then I'd have some hefty legal fees to deal with instead of just a scratch on my car.

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If its through the clear youll need to get it painted. If its not, you may be able to get it buffed or wet sanded out. Take it to a body shop and they can tell you what needs to be done. As far as the perp, a key can be a dangerous weapon so I think you would be justified in protecting yourself and your property if you saw him/her doing it. Just take your own key and jam it where the sun dont shine. Then twist.


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i never understood the mentality behind doing something like this. like what enters one's mind in deciding to key a person's car? regardless, sucks to hear about it though. best option is to go to a bodyshop and let them assess the damage. then decide if you want to go through insurance; some people won't due to their premiums possibly being increased.

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Ugh these kind of threads make me sick. So sorry 1naylor....I hope you get her patched up nicely.

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When I first saw it - I seriously didn't believe it. Then I got sick, then pissed, then sick again.

I am going to try something I saw on youtube and see how it works out. If it sucks - then I'll take it to the body shop.

The car is ingot silver and if you look at it straight from the side you can only see the really bad spot on the front fender. At an angle you can see it all. That's if you don't know it's there. I see it from every angle. Hell I'm at work sitting at my desk and see it.

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I'll take some pictures... it's money back if I don't like it. Screw it.
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I'm sorry to hear that, things like this really make my blood boil

Let us know how the quick fix works out, but if it's through the clear then I believe Charlie2011GT is right.


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Things like this really make me angry.

I watched a guy with a hypodermic needle repair a keyline on a black car last summer. He actually did a great job and the scratch pretty much disappeared when he was finished. I've also seen products online like Dr. Color and Langka that you might consider trying. If it works, great. If not, you can always go to the body shop.

I'm so sorry this happened to your car.

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Man that actually sounds like a pretty good trick. They send you the color match paint, putty, and everything else you need. May snag a syringe just to have there as well.

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Things like this really make me angry.

I watched a guy with a hypodermic needle repair a keyline on a black car last summer. He actually did a great job and the scratch pretty much disappeared when he was finished. I've also seen products online like Dr. Color and Langka that you might consider trying. If it works, great. If not, you can always go to the body shop.

I'm so sorry this happened to your car.
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Sorry to hear about your bad luck.
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im sure mine was alot worse than yours. But it was easily fixed.. they repainted the whole side.. cant even tell it happened. Front of the car to the tail light. Two key marks the whole way.. went through the paint and even into the metal. YES into it
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im sure mine was alot worse than yours. But it was easily fixed.. they repainted the whole side.. cant even tell it happened. Front of the car to the tail light. Two key marks the whole way.. went through the paint and even into the metal. YES into it
Mine looks about like that! So how much did that cost you?
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If the whole side and bumpers needs to be repainted your probably lookin at around 1200

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Mine looks about like that! So how much did that cost you?
around $900. i got a good deal through my dads friend.

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I'm very sorry this happened to your ride man. Makes my blood boil as well. You work your tail off to get something nice and 90% of the world is hell bent on destroying it.

Best of luck with the repairs.
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