Hey Guys.. Well, I am going to show you a deep scratch and what I did to fix it. It looks pretty solid! Not 100%, as it will never look 100% without a complete redo, but it's pretty hard to tell. Still waiting on the buffing/polishing, but right now pretty happy with it.
How'd the scratch happen you ask!? Well, a tool was dropped on the front bumper...
Anyways, Here's the scratch!
So the plan of attack since it's deep! Glazing and spot putty, wetsand, touch up paint, wetsand, buff/polish. Here's the tools!
So I cleaned the area. I then added some glazing and spot putty using a cell culture spreader since it's a rubber tip that forms to the surface, but keeps a flat surface at all times over holes. It's essentially a squeegee, but I have this at my disposal and like the work they do! Anyways..
Now to get off the excess putty, I used this!
Its from Dr Colorchip, which I had laying around. Works extremely well. I then wet sanded with some higher gritts. 800 and 100 and 2600. This became dull. But it was smooth.
I then added the touch up paint. I used a small artist brush since the brush that comes with the paint is HUGE. After some layers and steady hands, this was the after math.
I did add another layer and I am letting that dry!
So now buffing and polishing. I will post up pictures for after the process. But I am waiting for a day or two to continue the process to let the paint get harder. But so far, I am extremely satisfied and I thought I would share this. Anyone with body work experience, please chime in if you have more advice!
Before and after: