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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2023 10:01 pm
Prepsol = Prepall = Wax & Grease Remover

Prepsol is just the PPG word. Best quality, though.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2023 5:45 pm
NFT5 wrote:Prepsol = Prepall = Wax & Grease Remover

Prepsol is just the PPG word. Best quality, though.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2023 12:01 pm
Hi all, so I finally got around to spraying prep all to the scratch. It got fainter but you could still see it. I assume this means that went through the clear coat into the paint. What would you guys recommend? Should I mix clear with paint and apply to the scratch and then clean it up, or just apply the paint and sand it down?



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Can anyone answer my question above? Thanks!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2023 9:20 am
Jman123 wrote:I assume this means that went through the clear coat into the paint.


You assume correctly.

If you can get pre-mixed touch-up paint then just thin that a bit and carefully brush into the scratch. Not outside of the scratch. May need a couple of coats. Build it up until it;s a little higher than the surrounding surface and then leave it for a few days to dry. It will shrink. If it shrinks back to near level then a little polishing and you're done. If not may need to apply another coat or two.

If you can only get basecoat then, same thing, brush carefully into the scratch, not extending beyond. Allow to flash well and then touch, not brush, some clear over the top.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2023 10:16 am
Can you get a Pic of the Back side of the door? I had a feeling it would come be back.
If it is cracked Just adding paint or clear is not gonna fix it, it will keep coming back.

I was not their when it happened but can tell it was a fairly Hard impact on the Door.
Your not dealing with a steel panel its a light weight material, That area of the door is subject to cracking in that area when the door is slammed into an object. That area of the door should be fully inspected inside for for signs of cracking.

Please keep us posted I really want to know the out come of this one.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2023 5:39 pm
Doright wrote:Can you get a Pic of the Back side of the door? I had a feeling it would come be back.
If it is cracked Just adding paint or clear is not gonna fix it, it will keep coming back.

I was not their when it happened but can tell it was a fairly Hard impact on the Door.
Your not dealing with a steel panel its a light weight material, That area of the door is subject to cracking in that area when the door is slammed into an object. That area of the door should be fully inspected inside for for signs of cracking.

Please keep us posted I really want to know the out come of this one.


I don't think the door is cracked. No matter how hard I push on the edge of the door it doesn't budge and the mark doesn't change.



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2023 5:41 pm
NFT5 wrote:
Jman123 wrote:I assume this means that went through the clear coat into the paint.


You assume correctly.

If you can get pre-mixed touch-up paint then just thin that a bit and carefully brush into the scratch. Not outside of the scratch. May need a couple of coats. Build it up until it;s a little higher than the surrounding surface and then leave it for a few days to dry. It will shrink. If it shrinks back to near level then a little polishing and you're done. If not may need to apply another coat or two.

If you can only get basecoat then, same thing, brush carefully into the scratch, not extending beyond. Allow to flash well and then touch, not brush, some clear over the top.


Thanks, hopefully I can get to this over the weekend, at least to start.
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