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Hi, car parked on road overnight and only noticed when I went out this afternoon Someone scuffed the rear wing and there is a noticeable black 4-5 inch black scratch on my white BMW. It must have happened after I parked up yesterday morning after shopping. it feels deep so I am not sure how to deal with it on this car. Any advice on how to repair or just live with it. It’s a 66 BEV which I really like but i was thinking of selling and purchase a Tesla in the near future.
 

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If you can feel,it with the edge of your finger nail it’ll need filling and painting properly, if not you might get away with a good “T-Cutting”.
 

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If you can feel,it with the edge of your finger nail it’ll need filling and painting properly, if not you might get away with a good “T-Cutting”.
Thanks, I’ll try T Cut and see but I think it may need filling, if it does what would you recommend?
 

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Try a ‘nanomagic’ cloth. I keep being bombarded by their ads. Apparently you just need to wipe the cloth over the scratch and the nano metallic particles restructures the paint. It is so good that one of the before and after pictures shows a dent disappearing. Truly magic!
 

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My black car was scraped on a roundabout by a white car. The offside passenger door looked a complete mess and I'd have sworn it was a deep gouge. However, it turned out that the bit of the other car that had hit me was a plastic bumper and its plastic had been deposited onto my panel. A quick wipe over with a scratch remover polish revealed an undamaged panel. Let's hope Mbugsy18 is just as lucky.
 

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Thanks, I’ll try T Cut and see but I think it may need filling, if it does what would you recommend?
I wouldn’t even bother trying to spray a local patch on a vehicle these days, get it done by a “Dents away” type local man.
 

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I wouldn’t even bother trying to spray a local patch on a vehicle these days, get it done by a “Dents away” type local man.
I did get a respray of a corner of my Lexus (metallic silver) by a small bodyshop in Reading: DLC Accident Repair Centre, Reading, Berkshire | Bodywork Specialists They did a really good job for a very reasonable price. If Mbugsy18 anywhere near...

Two bigger bodyshops said that the only way of doing it was to respray the whole bumper.
 

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My policy on dents and scratches is that, unless you are really fussy about the appearance, leave them until it’s time to sell. If you are trading in then it wont make much difference to the price, if selling privately you could get the whole lot done in one go.
 

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I suspect the primer is black under your white paint so it's either deposited paint layer from the scratcher or it's gone through your top coat and it'll need a full panel respray. Fortunately the panels come off really easily so you might be as well to pick up a replacement panel from a breaker. It usually works out cheaper than respraying.
 

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My policy on dents and scratches is that, unless you are really fussy about the appearance, leave them until it’s time to sell. If you are trading in then it wont make much difference to the price, if selling privately you could get the whole lot done in one go.
Actually that’s a good point. I tried T cut but it is a deep gash where my finger nail gets caught in it. As I am thinking of selling and part exchanging I’ll leave it for now.
I suspect the primer is black under your white paint so it's either deposited paint layer from the scratcher or it's gone through your top coat and it'll need a full panel respray. Fortunately the panels come off really easily so you might be as well to pick up a replacement panel from a breaker. It usually works out cheaper than respraying.
Yes I tried the well known auction site but no Capparis white panels.
 

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Yes I tried the well known auction site but no Capparis white panels.
This is the drawback of unusual cars. One time I needed a bonnet for a ford focus; I found about thirty of them ..

That said, there's these:
 
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