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    Hi guys i am confused and your advice can really help me out .Today i went out to market and was standing alongside road in car when i heard a scratching sound i noticed that a 12/13 year old boy who was just going along the road decided to scratch my car he had some sort of pointed object in hand and as he passed along side the car he just scratched it ....upon hearing the sound i came out of car looked at the car and was shocked ...3 scratches are about 8 inches each long and in shape of simple line they are present on both doors ,front fender and on rear bumper ..i cannot explain how it felt my car is just 4000km done and these scratches are real deep... i scolded the boy and really really wanted to hit him as it was very much intentional.......God knows how i stopped my self....... i felt like pulling my hairs out ...any ways i tried the compound but to no avail ..as scratches are really deep....so went to Toyota Walton motors....and they said they will like to paint it whole part ....meaning half of car will be panted two doors front fender and rear bumper ...scratches are very obvious when looking from certain angle they are just like a line from white pencil....now what should i do? Car is insured hopefully they will cover it i think....Walton Motors have said that they will not apply PATEEN just simply paint it .....MY questions are

    1) Should i get it painted cause though it may not be that apparent it reminds me of that idiot every time i go near the car and my BP shoots

    2) My greatest concern is quality if painter don't apply pateen can repaint still be detected ?

    3) How good are Walton motors? if i get the paint from them they will be using same paint as company and no pateen so the results should be similar to original .....


    I don't intend to sale my car for next 5 years ........

    Kindly advise


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    Sad to hear about ur car
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    Hey try removin it wid compound polish because ur scratch duz not seem very deep!!

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    bro tried it not much success scratch is really deep it can be felt by hand .....

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    Oho dats bad... waisay i hav goten ma cars painted from waltn motors but iv nevr gotn it painted widout pateen so i cant really say nethn bout dat!!

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    Do not have it painted
    Instead opt only for 'qalam'

    btw which area did this happened in?

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    in DHA
    Qalam is not possible here it will look more obvious its almost 8 inch long each scratch but still you have given me good idea after very skillfull qalam if compund is applied it will fade the white line which is making scratch apparent

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    very sad
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    leave it as it is. these 3 scratches doesn't matter in re-sale and a new car with parts sprayed matters alot! i know u want to keep it for 5 years but what if suddenly ur mind changes and u want to put ur hands on something more better then u'll definitely have to sell it and problems will arise.
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    yar leave it as it is ... a few scratches are better thn half repainted car!!
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    yar me too have the ame prob
    my corolla was standing outside my skool but chuti time jab mei car mei bethne laga to i was shoked to see ke kisi ne rear door par intentionally stone se scratch kia. i was jst need to kill the skool managment. however walton did grt job, no differ at all even with out potteen. nice se see my car as new
    any how mine is black thus gloss paint and differ cant be seen in gloss but easily on metallic so dunno abt metallic
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    @3520165899968

    was your car insured? did insurance company made any fuss

    and if same metallic paint is used how can difference be felt .....usually difference come either becuase of Pateen cause when u percuss it it gives different sound or u use non genuine paint

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    Brother leave it as it is and dont wory and try to forget, these scratches are so common,
    i just got a 1 meter long scratch due to an out of control Khota rerhi, fully loaded with iron beams. so . . . .
    big cities me choti choti batain hoti rehtien hain
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    and if uu dont intend to not to sell ur car for next 5 years then it better to keep it with those scratches coz after 5 years these scratches 'll mean nothing but a repaint ll mean a LOT
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    thats a 3 peice paint... more or less a whole side repaint, let it be like that if it aint dat much visible. as in the pics. let it be like that if it aint bothering u.

    repaint is repaint. it can be catched. altho there are differnces of a gud and a baad repaint job.
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    sad to hear about ur damage ,

    try to only cover the scratched line with some products available in the market having chipstick of the same colour (like colour magic of turtle)

    dont paint the panels
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    huh man i,m really sick of this habbit of our Pakiatani Nation especially the beggers.........they just slide thier hand on the car for fun,,,,,,,unaware that it means a lot fo the car owners especially the BLACK cour 1...hehehe
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    another vote to qalam. i know you're furious. just be thankful there's no dent or anything worse.

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    youtube 'how to remove scratches' there theres a vdo where touchups are done.ive seen qalam jobs done with such finesse that u can hardly judge from a dist.i'll recommemd DIY with some orig touchup paint n a fine brush followed by compound to removed the excess.gradually build up the level of paint in the scratch till its at level with the orig paint. As per our mentality n market conditions DO NOT OPT FOR A REPAINT, if u dnt give a damn about resale then u have a green signal n go ahead!
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    @all

    Thanks for your inputs i have decided not to go for repaint and just try to see if the scratches are not there.Its difficult to have half car painted over these scratches

    and from past experience i have noticed that as long as car is on road scratches will be there how many times will i get the repaint. ..

    And sooner or later when i will sale this car i will have to hear sir half of car is repainted .....so better to close my eyes like a pigeon and pretend nothing has happened ....

    But this is the problem in general motor cyclist in particular will try to go between two cars while we are standing at signal and will scratch bumper if u ask them they will make bad face and say "nahi nahi kuch nahi hoaa"
    those idiots donot know how much money it gets to get it repaint even a small scratch .....

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