C63 plastic body work touch up

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by TurnDevil, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. TurnDevil

    TurnDevil New Member

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    How would I go about hiding a white scratch on my plastic bumper (black paint). I know I can find the paint code in the door panel, but where do I get a small pen and how do you apply it best?
     
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    TurnDevil

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    Need advise!
     
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    Try the dealer? Halfords?
     
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    Make sure you get special C63 paint though...apparently it's hand mixed...
     
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    advice
     
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    lol....I must clamp down on my spelling errors (hope you got that)... v poor!


    I presume the hand mixed paint is a pi$$-take.

    Cant you still get the little pens on the internet - ps I'm in France so no Halfords here (nor anything like it in Rural France).
     
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    DIEselman oftens takes the pi$$ out of himself - ignore him.
     
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    Now that is funny!

    As a fellow C63 owner, welcome to the forum.

    But why would the paint on a C63 bumper be any different to that on a regular C class, E, ML or S.

    I do think some of you guys 'restrict your audience' by using C63 in your title. Like the C63 HDD COMAND thread, how is that unit any different to any other COMAND across the whole C class range?

    All this does is give that vagabond Dieselman fuel (and a smelly smokey fuel at that!) for his worthless crusade against the hand assembled AMG masterpiece.


    S

    PS get to the dealer, buy a touch up stick, slap it on, leave it for a week and then T-Cut it back to smooth.
     
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    Oh you're in France, change that first step to:

    "go to the dealer, push to the front of the queue and then buy a touch up stick".

    S
     
  11. Benjy

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    I ordered up a touch up pen, spray and lacquer for my C63 for Obsidian Black from Mercedes when I needed to touch up my bumper, didn't cost much and only took the spares area about 2 days to get it in.
     
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    Thanks guys - got an ebay paint and lacquer. Still waiting for a good break in the Frog weather to try it, but a mate used same make and looked perfect.
     
  13. clever dicky

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    you didnt say what sort of scratch. How you got it.
    Perhaps one of the experts here could advice on your driving style.

    Is there any chance it was on there from the dealer?
     
  14. b16ray

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    Touch up pens will not blend into the colour of the car. They will take your eye off of the nasty scratch, but will still look ugly and a bodge.

    All paint that goes onto a car is "handmixed", whether it's a hand programming the computers in the factory with the correct ratios (which are often well out hence many colour codes having variants "light/dark shade" from factory) down to the guy in the mixing room measuring the paint out on the scales.

    If you care about the car, get it painted properly, by a professional, in a good bodyshop. Don't bother using guys in vans that come to yours and blow it in, badly, with rubbish paint that looks just as bad as having the scratch in the first place!

    If you're not fussed, leave it. It won't rust, you may get paint peeling as water gets under the lacquer.
     

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