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a bonnet full of road chippings

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hi everyone ....just got an astra cesaro for next to nowt and the bonnet is full of small scratches and marks, some of them down to bare metal which i am assuming are from road chippings.These marks are only visible when you are right up close to the bonnet.
what is the best way to repair this, i can get a better one the same colour from the scrappy for £20.
is it worth messing about with tidying it up, bearing in mind i have never done anything like this myself and am useless with a spraycan or just get the one from the scrappy.
any advice would be helpful....dyln
 

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It's probably cheaper to get a replacement, if you're happy to swap it.

If not, depends on how deep + big they are. If small - scratch remover + lots of polishing. If big - take back to bare metal and respray them.

Any of them rusting yet?
 

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Please dont usea rattle can lol

Touch them up if you have time ;)

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unless youve got some painting experience then id get someone else to do it

ive seen paint touched up and sprayed by unexperienced people and 9 times out of 10 it looks worse than what they were touching up in the first place
 

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Reece said:
unless youve got some painting experience then id get someone else to do it

ive seen paint touched up and sprayed by unexperienced people and 9 times out of 10 it looks worse than what they were touching up in the first place
Yup! There's aM etro near me which was the most ridiculous collection of bodystyling ever - and it's all sprayed by rattle can, looks dreadful!

Swop the bonnet over and give it all a bloody good t-cutting¬
 

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have you got any long term plans for it? plans for kitting it up etc? if you have, then i'd just touch it up, get the kit fitted, and then let the pros paint the whole thing at once. if its just a respectable car your after, then just get one from the scrappy, and give it a good polish
 

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