: Got my first scratch
10-16-2003, 03:00 PM
Well, this morning I got my first scratch, and a bad one at that. I was parking at school this monring and since I have late arrival, I don't gotta be in until 10am and the parking lot was mostly full. I found a spot, I kinda thought it might be tight and then as I'm bringing it in... *bam* It rubbed with one of the other car's bumpers. Luckily no damage to the other car, it was older with a real bumper.
On the front bumper on the right side. I'm not sure what I'll do... it is the only cosmetic defect on the car. I'm probably going to swing by a body shop today after work and see how much it would cost for them to fix it.
It is only about 4 inches long, and it scraped all the way down to the plastic/metal so I'm hoping not very much. If it is more than I want (or can) spend I'll have to find another way of fixing it. Does anyone know if Ford sells like little bottles of touch up paint? I might have to settle with that. Unless anyone has any other ideas.
I'll post a picture as soon as I can.
Bad luck. Sorry to hear. But its smth small I can say.
Show us a photo. I think you better go for painting, and Ford is selling bottles with colours, must be!
10-16-2003, 04:20 PM
yah they sell touch up paint :) go to u'r dealer and get it :) I'm lucky I got a bottle free when I bought the car ;) too bad it has several scratches on it now! 1st one was 1 week after I got it someone keyed my hood! ARG! I'm still pissed about that...I am gonna bring it in to get waxed and see if they can buff it out cause it aint under the clear coat I don't think...well hopefully or I'm stuck like that till I get the new hood!
10-16-2003, 04:31 PM
sorry to hear about your car. i had a similar problem with mine but it was at a concert and my front bumper on the driver side is scratched. not a big scratch but im kinda mad about it. havent fixed it yet but i will get around to that soon
10-16-2003, 05:16 PM
Yep, after not driving for two months last year (out-of-town) I got home ready to drive my Baby! And BAM! ran into the garage. So, I know what it's like. In fact, your scratch seems small enough and not too deep, that you can go to Pep Boys or AutoZone and get that liquid product that literally erases the scratch. (it's basically a paint thinner but soo diluted so no harm is actually done to your car) Used to use it all the time on the bumper.
10-16-2003, 05:16 PM
Touch up paint might look kind-of bulky or home-made, try using the scratch-out first.
10-16-2003, 05:19 PM
Or you can just pull an insurance "claim"! Run the whole car into a wall sideways, park it in the front of your house/apartment, let it sit overnight, wake-up, look at it, act suprised, call your insurance company, and there ya go...all new custom body work!
Just kidding [joke] [;)]
10-16-2003, 06:18 PM
Well, I went to the body shop. $100 for them to re-paint it. The scratch went all the way under past the primer coat. The person there had my paint code in stock and was able to dab a little along the scratch and it doesn't look so bad now. I think I might try some scratch-out on it cuz if I can make it look almost like new then it would be great relief to me since 100 bucks will probably set back my cat-back I wanted to get a paycheck. I'll probably go by AutoZone then on my way to work tomorrow.
10-16-2003, 06:58 PM
Hope it works out for ya. Cause sometimes the smallest things appear bigger to ya!
10-16-2003, 07:28 PM
Look at AutoZone for Dupli-Color spray paint, too. I think it says Truck Van and SUV touch-up or something like that... if you look at the sticker on the back of the can it will say FORD (name) and then a letter or two... check your driver's door for the letter code and if the scratch-out doesn't work the Dupli-Color may. I bought some the other day it looks/matches great!
10-17-2003, 01:20 AM
Wow. I backed into someone and I have a little scratch. I know it's there and it's bothering me[bigcry] .
You said that it scraped the bumper or the fender as well? The front bumper is plastic so it shouldn't really hurt anything. I mean, it's not gonna rust anytime soon.
10-17-2003, 01:27 AM
Yeah it is the bumper... so yeah, you're right I don't gotta worry about rusting.
10-17-2003, 04:21 PM
that's ok, my brother ran the snowblower down the side of my old focus! $850 to fix it, that really sucked. I never got it fixed. Which im glad i didn't now, cuz i got a new car!
10-23-2003, 06:38 AM
I'm waiting for mine! Know it's going to happen, but I'm taking every measure to prevent it. Keep saying "I know it's gonna get scratched, and I'm just going to freak!" I actually go to the point of moving it when I'm at work if someone get's closer than 2ft. from it. Not bit Neurotic about it! Co-workers think I'm nuts, but then again they all have scratches on their cars!!