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Don't sweat it, two weeks after I got the car an old couple on an escalade dented the rear quarter panel, that is now the reason why I don't park near buicks, Cadillacs or GM products, people seem to believe the doors are wings or something. A month ago a rock hit my windshield. In the end is just another car, no one will notice. Just make sure it doesn't rust.


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Totally fixable!

Get the paint match from the dealer, buy a high quality paint brush with a VERY small tip. Get a steady hand and fill it.

If you really want to blend it, polish it with a orange pad and M105 or M205 and finish with a high quality finish polis and blue hex pad.

It will take you a total of 5 min to touch it...let it cure and polishing it only takes a few minutes and you won't be able to even see it!

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If you really want to blend it, polish it with a orange pad and M105 or M205 and finish with a high quality finish polis and blue hex pad.
Can you elaborate on the polish method? Do I polish after I let it dry, or is this something I do beforehand? Not sure what M105 and M205 is, nor a blue hex pad. Could really use the help, I also need to repair a rock ding in my front end.
 

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Ah, love the 7424XP!

M105 and M205 a two great cutting compounds from Meguiar's. More here.

For newbies, paint correction is an art. If you dedicate time, a few dollars, and patience you can fix a lot of stuff. Start here to understand what's involved. Read a LOT before you give it a shot.
 

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Can you elaborate on the polish method? Do I polish after I let it dry, or is this something I do beforehand? Not sure what M105 and M205 is, nor a blue hex pad. Could really use the help, I also need to repair a rock ding in my front end.
You will need a orbiting polisher...suggest the Porter Cable.

M105 is heavy cutting (like sanding without marks), M205 is lighter cut. Looks great, but for a perfect finish, you will want the finish polish for a machine.

It will make it like glass. Mercedes Benz uses a green hex pad for all finishing and polishing just for reference...I prefer finishing with a blue hex pad, but if you are doing one spot and not the whole car a green hex pad is best.

You can YouTube lots of tips!


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This is a good dummy proof orbital.

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I use all three from right to left...
First 205 - orange
Then 9 - green
Then finisher - blue

Hex pads shown on left of pic.




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That is a work of art, you out a lot of love in to it. You can see your reflection (literally) on the bottom section of the bumper/hood. Really excellent work.
Love a great detail, paint correction, & polish.

Thanks Rbanda!
 

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I'm getting my car inspected today and having a small chip with a very minor ding/dent repaired at the dealer. They have a person come in once a week to do this repair. I will post before and after pics.
 

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Anxious to see the repair. Got a call and the charge will be $125. They say the people who do this are real experts.
 

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Anxious to see the repair. Got a call and the charge will be $125. They say the people who do this are real experts.
Good name to have...if you ever see a guy with a oil paint brush at a dealership fixing rock chips...get his number...always good to have!
 
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