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Today I decided I'd take a ride to check out my new Focus that just came in and it looked good except for a deep scratch on the passenger side door. It's about an inch long and down to the primer. It's red candy paint and quite noticeable. I was supposed to pick up the car at noon tomorrow but it still needs to be prepped, splash guards installed, and now this scratch will need to be repaired. So now I'm wondering if the scratch will be a quick fix or if I'll need to wait another day to pick up the car.

 

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Is that going from top to bottom? Wow, sorry to see, no idea on how they do it or how long it takes, sorry. But, I'm sure once it's repaired, you won't be able to tell where it was.
 

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That may require a bodyshop trip, or a specialist in spot-repair to come in.

We've had a couple of minor paint issues or small dents fixed, at the dealership I work at, by a mobile repair service.
 

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Is that going from top to bottom? Wow, sorry to see, no idea on how they do it or how long it takes, sorry. But, I'm sure once it's repaired, you won't be able to tell where it was.
Yes, the vertical scratch in the middle of the picture. I wasn't happy to see it, especially on a $400 color option. Guess I won't be picking it up tomorrow after all.
 

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since it's down so deep, won't be an easy fix. If it was just through the clear a simple buff might have done the trick but with it being that deep, unless you have a REALLY good spot-repair guy, they'll probably have to repaint the whole area. Went through a nightmare with a shitty body shop here about issues like that with my last car... good luck! This one is on the dealer!
 

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I asked a buddy of mine, who is a really good body guy, about repairing it. He thinks it'll be a fairly easy fix without having to paint the whole area. I'll have to wait and see until I call the salesman in the morning.
 

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Simple test: If you can feel it with your fingernail, it will require paintwork.

Some light scratches can be wetsanded out, others can be buffed. If you say it's down to the primer, that's going to need a more substantial repair than a simple 'buff it out.'
 
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