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    Fixing small chip on the leading edge of my driver's door - recommendations? Thanks!

    Hey guys

    Iíve just had my brand new Tiguan in with a VW dealer in Sydney to have a few small things checked out, and they managed to put a small scrape / chip in the leading edge of my driverís door.

    Obviously I was pretty unimpressed, but Iím now looking at how to fix the chip. Iíll be asking the VW dealer to pay.

    I donít want to simply brush-touch the chip, as that doesnít usually look great. On the other hand, re-spraying the door is overkill.

    Can anyone recommend someone in Sydney who can do a seamless repair job - perhaps with spray and buffing? - and who will do a really great job? Iím hoping someone will be able to work magic and make the door look exactly as it did when the car was new (just a few months ago!).

    Thanks guys, appreciate your help.

    Cheers!
    Mike

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    Hey Hillbilly, yep - youíre right. Here are a few images.

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    Touch it up and move on with life. That is not worth losing sleep over.
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    A simple brush touch up paint will work on that with a follow up of wet sanding.
    If you are expecting a complete repaint or large scale job to complete that then you will be very disappointed.
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    An artists fine brush and apply across it from inside out leave it for about 10 days to harden and use a fine cutter very gently on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly View Post
    An artists fine brush and apply across it from inside out leave it for about 10 days to harden and use a fine cutter very gently on it.
    Hey, thanks for the advice! Sounds like a good way to go. Cheers! Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flipper Dog View Post
    A simple brush touch up paint will work on that with a follow up of wet sanding.
    If you are expecting a complete repaint or large scale job to complete that then you will be very disappointed.
    Thanks for your thoughts on the best approach. Definitely overkill to repaint the door!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas_R View Post
    Touch it up and move on with life. That is not worth losing sleep over.
    For sure!
    Still keen to get it sorted out the best way possible so itís not staring up at me every time I open the door!

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