Technical T-Cut or tocuh up

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Technical T-Cut or tocuh up

Elfy

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hello again. i have just noticed on my passanger door that some bastard has scraped me in a car park with a blue car. Now as my MK2 is silver its quite noticeable! :mad: :( . Its not much but its annoyed me! should i t cut it and hope ti will come up or do you think i wil need to buy a tocuh up kit?
 

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Silver is metalic which means you cant t-cut it, have to be touch up mate.
 

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Solid colour paint is made up of a primer coat then a layer of colour

Metalic paint is made up of a layer of primer, layer of colour then a layer of clear protective laquer. If you try and use tcut it will remove this layer of laquer and screw up the paintwork.

Tcut sell a metalic paint restorer but it just removes grime rather than actually cutting the paint like normal tcut
 
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for any1 else who ahs this problem i solved it! Go to Wilkinsons get a £2.99 bottle of Top Cut and rub it on. Mark disappears! Awesome :)
 

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Is it a proper painting cutting agent because if it is you will need to get your top protective laquer cover resprayed on sharpish!
 

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I spent 2 1/2 days sitting on a chair T-cutting a key scratch out of a brand new metallic black avensis and i achieved my goal without any damage to the surrounding paintwork(y) . Addmittedly, it took a long time but it was worth it, only problem was my thumb and index finger were sore as hell for at least 10 days after.:cry:
 

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Not been able to T-cut metallic is rubbish as you can buy metallic T-cut lol. Worked as a valeter so have alot of experience sorting this sort of damage. I would try normal polish first and see if that gets rid of the mark. If not then I would try metallic T-cut and then a good polish. In my experince 9 out of 10 times when a car rubs another car aslong as its not rubbed to hard then a t-cut and polish will get it back to normal.
 
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yeah thts wot happened wiv me. the door was not scratched at all it just had the paint from the other car. little bit of t-cut and its back 2 normal now u can't even tell it as there
 

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ger said:
Not been able to T-cut metallic is rubbish as you can buy metallic T-cut lol. Worked as a valeter so have alot of experience sorting this sort of damage. I would try normal polish first and see if that gets rid of the mark. If not then I would try metallic T-cut and then a good polish. In my experince 9 out of 10 times when a car rubs another car aslong as its not rubbed to hard then a t-cut and polish will get it back to normal.

I worked part time as a painter for a while, like I said before you can buy a metalic T-cut but it is not a cutting agent like the solid colours T-Cut, all it does is cleans the surface. If you use the normal T -Cut then it will remove the clear laquer probably your small scratch as well and all will look lovely. However there is a reason they put a clear laquer layer on and removing it is not recommended.
 

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Elfy said:
yeah thts wot happened wiv me. the door was not scratched at all it just had the paint from the other car. little bit of t-cut and its back 2 normal now u can't even tell it as there

In which case you should be ok as long as you used the proper metalic paint T-Cut
 

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Earlier today I came out of a car park and it had a very tight 90 degree corner which I had to pull out of. The corner has a low bush on it and I accidentally cut the corner a bit and I heard the bush scrape against my rear left passenger door and beyond as I drove off.

Got back home and sure enough, there is now a series of very light but long scratches from that door right up to the back wing (and even on the alloys!) :bang:

My MK2 is "Steel Grey" (that's what it says on the paperwork when I bought it from the dealer) and it's metallic. Will the metallic T-Cut stuff be ok?
 

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Thats what ive always used timko andNEVER had any problems with Metallic T- CUT. I would imagine the scratches are very light so it shouldnt take much cutting:slayer: . BTW i like your avatar.(y)
 

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I have used a tin of original formula T-Cut which is at least 20 years old found in my garage to cut the paint of my Rosso Metallic 55sx.

Worked a treat after some t**t scraped 2 doors in Asda car park (n)
 
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