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      03-27-2013, 01:04 AM   #1
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small paint imperfections. help?

this might sound dumb, but im a noob to car care.
i bought a new to me 2009 bmw 128i
looked perfect when i took it off the lot, then i got it washed and noticed some minor scuff marks and paint imperfections (a total of about 4 or 5) and a very small light scratch on the car.
as well as some wear scuff on the wheels.
someone told me to take it to a shop and for about 300$ they could fix it all...300$ seems steep for very small things like that, was just wondering if there was some way to get them fixed cheaper..?
especially since i want to plasti dip some parts of the car and i dont want the paint imperfections there when i do plasti dip...

so help? please and thanks
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      03-27-2013, 06:32 AM   #2
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If youre plastidipping parts of the car with the imperfections, the plastidip will cover them up and you shouldnt be able to see them through, assuming you do a few coats of the plastidip.

Paint work can be expensive. You will likely have them do a light wet-sand then polish of the clear coat, depending on the actual imperfection. That is a decent amount of work and you might as well do the whole car while its in and get the spring full detail done.
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Do you have any pictures you wish to share with us? What do you mean by "paint imperfectons"? Scratches? Swirls in the paint? Hazing?
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Can you post pictures of the scratches. 300 for the whole car seems like a good deal. If its just for the scratches i would continue looking around.
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      03-27-2013, 10:26 AM   #5
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Yeah thats what I figured. Just do the whole car, I know a shop that does color matching specifically for Euro cars. I don't know the price for a full car though. I do know that there is a auto body shop not to far from my house and they quoted me roughly 300$ to touch up the imperfections I currently have and small scuffs and scratches and this very very small dent on the passenger door. Which I've been told thats actually a very good price from a lot of people. BUT on the flip side for 300$ I can plastidip the whole car and have a gloss finish and that includes detailing my car before so its easier to take off the dip when I want it off.
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Yeah I'll post pictures later today.
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Yeah I'll post pictures later today.
You said you were going to post pictures. It's been three days now. What's going on?
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