03-19-2000, 02:00 AM
I have a 6" hair line scratch on the front wing of S3 - metallic blue. No really noticable but as you all know it draws my attention every time I get into the car. Any ideas on the best way to hide it, have tried coloured wax but the scratch is not wide enough to get the colour into. Someone mentioned a felt tip pen followed by wax. Any other ideas much appreciated.
It's a product made by a company called Carplan (I think). It's a fluid that as slightly abrasive properties, and removes a fine layer of paint. It can remove fine scratches and is mainly used as colour restorer.
So you put some on a cloth, rub away at the scratch and the surrounding area, taking off very fine layers of paint until the scratch has gone. Now this sounds extreme I know, but it really does take a long time.
BUT...this only works if its a fine scratch. If it's anything deep, then don't bother. If the scratch has gone through the lacquer, and down to the primer, then you'll need a re-spray.
How did I find this out? October last year someone "keyed" the front and rear passenger wings of my car! Bastards! The scratch had gone through the lacquer, and a re-spray of those wings was the only solution. Cost about 380GBP.
'99.5 A3 1.8T MS Silver
03-21-2000, 05:16 AM
We do have similar products here, but they are named very differently. I hope that I don't have to use such products ever.
'00 Black S3