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Old 03-20-2005, 16:01   #1 (permalink)
msterspy
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Whats a good way to touch up a scratch?

Hi All: I have a 2005 Escape Limited Red Fire metallic. I was
talking to my neighbor today about how I've had this car for 8 months
and doesn't have a mark on it. Ten minutes later and bang. My other
neighbor's kid drops his bike on the door and of course the handle bar
puts a 1/2" scratch. It is basically showing primer. It isn't bad, but
nevertheless, I'm pissed. (The kid isn't a bad kid, it was an
accident). I'm going to the local Ford dealer tomorrow to get a bottle
of touch up.

Anyone have any advice on how to touch this up? In the past, I have
tried putting a little paint on the scratch, let it dry for a few
seconds and the rub off the excess. I would repeat this a few times
until I'm happy with the result.

Anyone try this before?


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Old 03-20-2005, 21:01   #2 (permalink)
3 dog nite@swatch.com
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Re: Whats a good way to touch up a scratch?

On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 23:20:08 GMT, msterspy <msterspy@netscape.net>
wrote:

>Hi All: I have a 2005 Escape Limited Red Fire metallic. I was
>talking to my neighbor today about how I've had this car for 8 months
>and doesn't have a mark on it. Ten minutes later and bang. My other
>neighbor's kid drops his bike on the door and of course the handle bar
>puts a 1/2" scratch. It is basically showing primer. It isn't bad, but
>nevertheless, I'm pissed. (The kid isn't a bad kid, it was an
>accident). I'm going to the local Ford dealer tomorrow to get a bottle
>of touch up.
>
>Anyone have any advice on how to touch this up? In the past, I have
>tried putting a little paint on the scratch, let it dry for a few
>seconds and the rub off the excess. I would repeat this a few times
>until I'm happy with the result.
>
>Anyone try this before?
>
>


wait till someone runs a stopsign an hit him

hurc ast
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Old 03-20-2005, 21:01   #3 (permalink)
Denny B
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Re: Whats a good way to touch up a scratch?

http://www.autobodystore.com/cgi-bin/config.pl?index

Post at the site above you'll get all
the help you need.

Denny B

"msterspy" <msterspy@netscape.net> wrote in message
news:gfur31h621fbk95n608db5f09uf4co7v8f@4ax.com...
> Hi All: I have a 2005 Escape Limited Red Fire metallic. I was
> talking to my neighbor today about how I've had this car for 8

months
> and doesn't have a mark on it. Ten minutes later and bang. My other
> neighbor's kid drops his bike on the door and of course the handle

bar
> puts a 1/2" scratch. It is basically showing primer. It isn't bad,

but
> nevertheless, I'm pissed. (The kid isn't a bad kid, it was an
> accident). I'm going to the local Ford dealer tomorrow to get a

bottle
> of touch up.
>
> Anyone have any advice on how to touch this up? In the past, I have
> tried putting a little paint on the scratch, let it dry for a few
> seconds and the rub off the excess. I would repeat this a few times
> until I'm happy with the result.
>
> Anyone try this before?
>
>



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Old 03-20-2005, 21:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Whats a good way to touch up a scratch?

On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 00:55:27 GMT, 3 dog nite@swatch.com wrote:

>On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 23:20:08 GMT, msterspy <msterspy@netscape.net>
>wrote:
>
>>Hi All: I have a 2005 Escape Limited Red Fire metallic. I was
>>talking to my neighbor today about how I've had this car for 8 months
>>and doesn't have a mark on it. Ten minutes later and bang. My other
>>neighbor's kid drops his bike on the door and of course the handle bar
>>puts a 1/2" scratch. It is basically showing primer. It isn't bad, but
>>nevertheless, I'm pissed. (The kid isn't a bad kid, it was an
>>accident). I'm going to the local Ford dealer tomorrow to get a bottle
>>of touch up.
>>
>>Anyone have any advice on how to touch this up? In the past, I have
>>tried putting a little paint on the scratch, let it dry for a few
>>seconds and the rub off the excess. I would repeat this a few times
>>until I'm happy with the result.
>>
>>Anyone try this before?
>>
>>

>
>wait till someone runs a stopsign an hit him
>
>hurc ast


Something like that recently happened to me with my Crown Vic. I had
old rear bumper damage that was my own fault. Some one plowed into me
and I got my rear bumper replaced free of charge. I don't think that I
will wait for with the Escape.

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Old 03-20-2005, 21:01   #5 (permalink)
Some ga
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Re: Whats a good way to touch up a scratch?

On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 18:40:47 -0700, "Denny B" <dmrbaptie@sprint.ca>
wrote:

>http://www.autobodystore.com/cgi-bin/config.pl?index
>
>Post at the site above you'll get all
>the help you need.
>
>Denny B
>
>"msterspy" <msterspy@netscape.net> wrote in message
>news:gfur31h621fbk95n608db5f09uf4co7v8f@4ax.com...
>> Hi All: I have a 2005 Escape Limited Red Fire metallic. I was
>> talking to my neighbor today about how I've had this car for 8

>months
>> and doesn't have a mark on it. Ten minutes later and bang. My other
>> neighbor's kid drops his bike on the door and of course the handle

>bar
>> puts a 1/2" scratch. It is basically showing primer. It isn't bad,

>but
>> nevertheless, I'm pissed. (The kid isn't a bad kid, it was an
>> accident). I'm going to the local Ford dealer tomorrow to get a

>bottle
>> of touch up.
>>
>> Anyone have any advice on how to touch this up? In the past, I have
>> tried putting a little paint on the scratch, let it dry for a few
>> seconds and the rub off the excess. I would repeat this a few times
>> until I'm happy with the result.
>>
>> Anyone try this before?


To circumvent Murphy's law the rule is that before you leave the
dealership with a new dent free vehicle you're supposed to open the
trunk & with a ball peen hammer make a small dent & scratch of the
trunk floor (or other inconspicuous location). Failure to do so
results in others picking the location for the dents ;-)

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Old 03-21-2005, 11:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Whats a good way to touch up a scratch?

Not too worry. If you have a witness, that something fell on
your vehicle, take it to a shop get and estimate and report it to
your insurance carrier. That kind of damage is covered by your
comprehensive coverage. Comprehensive claims do not effect ones
rate.


mike hunt



msterspy wrote:
>
> Hi All: I have a 2005 Escape Limited Red Fire metallic. I was
> talking to my neighbor today about how I've had this car for 8 months
> and doesn't have a mark on it. Ten minutes later and bang. My other
> neighbor's kid drops his bike on the door and of course the handle bar
> puts a 1/2" scratch. It is basically showing primer. It isn't bad, but
> nevertheless, I'm pissed. (The kid isn't a bad kid, it was an
> accident). I'm going to the local Ford dealer tomorrow to get a bottle
> of touch up.
>
> Anyone have any advice on how to touch this up? In the past, I have
> tried putting a little paint on the scratch, let it dry for a few
> seconds and the rub off the excess. I would repeat this a few times
> until I'm happy with the result.
>
> Anyone try this before?
>
>

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Old 03-21-2005, 15:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Whats a good way to touch up a scratch?

I have $500.00 deductible. I doubt it that the damge would be more
than that. I also want to keep the peace in the neigborhood. If I have
to start implicating people (the neighbors 7 year old kid did it by
accident) then the insurance company will undoubtedly hassle the kid's
family. I don't want that. If it was vandalism, that would be a
different story.

Got some touchup piant today. Looks like I can do a pretyy decent job
fixing it. I tried using a opti-visor 2.5x magnifier while I was
painting. Comes out a lot better when you can see what your doing
close up.

M


On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 13:42:23 -0500, MikrHunt2@mailcity.com wrote:

>Not too worry. If you have a witness, that something fell on
>your vehicle, take it to a shop get and estimate and report it to
>your insurance carrier. That kind of damage is covered by your
>comprehensive coverage. Comprehensive claims do not effect ones
>rate.
>
>
>mike hunt
>
>
>
>msterspy wrote:
>>
>> Hi All: I have a 2005 Escape Limited Red Fire metallic. I was
>> talking to my neighbor today about how I've had this car for 8 months
>> and doesn't have a mark on it. Ten minutes later and bang. My other
>> neighbor's kid drops his bike on the door and of course the handle bar
>> puts a 1/2" scratch. It is basically showing primer. It isn't bad, but
>> nevertheless, I'm pissed. (The kid isn't a bad kid, it was an
>> accident). I'm going to the local Ford dealer tomorrow to get a bottle
>> of touch up.
>>
>> Anyone have any advice on how to touch this up? In the past, I have
>> tried putting a little paint on the scratch, let it dry for a few
>> seconds and the rub off the excess. I would repeat this a few times
>> until I'm happy with the result.
>>
>> Anyone try this before?
>>
>>


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Old 03-21-2005, 15:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Whats a good way to touch up a scratch?

msterspy <msterspy@netscape.net> wrote:
> I have $500.00 deductible. I doubt it that the damge would be more
> than that. I also want to keep the peace in the neigborhood. If I have
> to start implicating people (the neighbors 7 year old kid did it by
> accident) then the insurance company will undoubtedly hassle the kid's
> family. I don't want that. If it was vandalism, that would be a
> different story.


You probably have a $500 deductible on collision, and $150 on
comprehensive. This would be a comprehensive claim, and you don't have
to implicate anyone. When my car was "keyed", I got it fixed. I never
named names, I wasn't even sure where is happened.

> Got some touchup piant today. Looks like I can do a pretyy decent job
> fixing it. I tried using a opti-visor 2.5x magnifier while I was
> painting. Comes out a lot better when you can see what your doing
> close up.


In another year or two, it won't look as good.
If my 2005 Escape got scratched, I'd get it fixed.
A proper repair on my car was to repaint to the nearest visual break. side
to side, that was a full door, top to bottom it was the bottom of the door
and a bumper strip.

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Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8,-122.5

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Old 03-21-2005, 15:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Whats a good way to touch up a scratch?

Far as I can tell, someone wrote:
>Anyone have any advice on how to touch this up? In the past, I have
>tried putting a little paint on the scratch, let it dry for a few
>seconds and the rub off the excess. I would repeat this a few times
>until I'm happy with the result.


That sounds like a pretty good method to me.

I would surround the area with 2" masking tape, leaving only the
smallest scratch area uncovered.
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Old 03-21-2005, 16:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Whats a good way to touch up a scratch?

Are you sure? That sounds more like a collision coverage
deductible. A larger deductible, $500 v $250, can save you money
on collision coverage but the difference in premium between $500
and zero deductible on comprehensive is only a few dollars
annually, like $20. I pay less than $150 annually for
comprehensive coverage on two 2005 vehicles, and one is a
convertible.


mike hunt



msterspy wrote:
>
> I have $500.00 deductible. I doubt it that the damge would be more
> than that. I also want to keep the peace in the neigborhood. If I have
> to start implicating people (the neighbors 7 year old kid did it by
> accident) then the insurance company will undoubtedly hassle the kid's
> family. I don't want that. If it was vandalism, that would be a
> different story.
>
> Got some touchup piant today. Looks like I can do a pretyy decent job
> fixing it. I tried using a opti-visor 2.5x magnifier while I was
> painting. Comes out a lot better when you can see what your doing
> close up.
>
> M
>
> On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 13:42:23 -0500, MikrHunt2@mailcity.com wrote:
>
> >Not too worry. If you have a witness, that something fell on
> >your vehicle, take it to a shop get and estimate and report it to
> >your insurance carrier. That kind of damage is covered by your
> >comprehensive coverage. Comprehensive claims do not effect ones
> >rate.
> >
> >
> >mike hunt
> >
> >
> >
> >msterspy wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi All: I have a 2005 Escape Limited Red Fire metallic. I was
> >> talking to my neighbor today about how I've had this car for 8 months
> >> and doesn't have a mark on it. Ten minutes later and bang. My other
> >> neighbor's kid drops his bike on the door and of course the handle bar
> >> puts a 1/2" scratch. It is basically showing primer. It isn't bad, but
> >> nevertheless, I'm pissed. (The kid isn't a bad kid, it was an
> >> accident). I'm going to the local Ford dealer tomorrow to get a bottle
> >> of touch up.
> >>
> >> Anyone have any advice on how to touch this up? In the past, I have
> >> tried putting a little paint on the scratch, let it dry for a few
> >> seconds and the rub off the excess. I would repeat this a few times
> >> until I'm happy with the result.
> >>
> >> Anyone try this before?
> >>
> >>

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