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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Battlescars

    Quote Originally Posted by nlel View Post
    I reckon a body shop should be able to buff them out.
    Is your OCD that bad?

    I'd leave it for now. It'll likely pick up other blemishes over time, so when you come to sell you can either accept a lower value or pay a body shop to sort them all out in one hit.
    I have no idea which might be better financially

    But our cars get washed a few times a year (when actually and obviously dirty) and waxed once, so I'm not super-prissy about appearances.
    2016, ForTwo cabriolet, 900 turbo, DCT, Prime Premium, unmodified.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Battlescars

    I paid £ 600 to the dealer for cosmetic repair solutions covering first three years of ownership when I bought my new car from main dealer.

    So claiming on it won’t cost me a penny.
    2019 Smart Fortwo Prime Premium Cabrio A453 Turbo 900cc 90hp
    R-Link Evolution Sat Nav/DAB with Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB, SD, AUX
    Heated Seats, Electric Mirrors, Air Con
    6-Speed Dual Clutch Automatic
    Rear Parking Sensors
    White with 15” Alloys

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Battlescars

    Quote Originally Posted by nlel View Post
    I paid £ 600 to the dealer for cosmetic repair solutions covering first three years of ownership when I bought my new car from main dealer.

    So claiming on it won’t cost me a penny.
    Well, fair enough. You may as well get as much of that back as you can
    2016, ForTwo cabriolet, 900 turbo, DCT, Prime Premium, unmodified.

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Battlescars

    Knowing my luck someone in the car park where I park will scrape into my car the day I get it back from body shop looking as good as new.

    There’s a mark on the wing mirror that I won’t bother to claim on and an almost invisible dent in the tridion which I won’t claim on either.
    2019 Smart Fortwo Prime Premium Cabrio A453 Turbo 900cc 90hp
    R-Link Evolution Sat Nav/DAB with Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB, SD, AUX
    Heated Seats, Electric Mirrors, Air Con
    6-Speed Dual Clutch Automatic
    Rear Parking Sensors
    White with 15” Alloys

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Battlescars

    Went over it for a second time, used plenty of compound and spent awhile rubbing it in. Achieved even better results.





    This stuff is amazing!
    2019 Smart Fortwo Prime Premium Cabrio A453 Turbo 900cc 90hp
    R-Link Evolution Sat Nav/DAB with Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB, SD, AUX
    Heated Seats, Electric Mirrors, Air Con
    6-Speed Dual Clutch Automatic
    Rear Parking Sensors
    White with 15” Alloys

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Battlescars

    Went over the wheel arch scrape again and went to this...



    From this...



    The secret is to use plenty of compound and rub it in thoroughly, then use a buffing towel to buff it out. If at first you don’t succeed try again, it took me two attempts to achieve these results.
    2019 Smart Fortwo Prime Premium Cabrio A453 Turbo 900cc 90hp
    R-Link Evolution Sat Nav/DAB with Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB, SD, AUX
    Heated Seats, Electric Mirrors, Air Con
    6-Speed Dual Clutch Automatic
    Rear Parking Sensors
    White with 15” Alloys

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Battlescars

    Here's another photo showing the massive improvements I've had when properly treated with Meguiars Ultimate Compound...

    This time using my DSLR camera instead of iPhone, with the flash switched off.

    Before...


    After...
    2019 Smart Fortwo Prime Premium Cabrio A453 Turbo 900cc 90hp
    R-Link Evolution Sat Nav/DAB with Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB, SD, AUX
    Heated Seats, Electric Mirrors, Air Con
    6-Speed Dual Clutch Automatic
    Rear Parking Sensors
    White with 15” Alloys

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