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post #1 of 5 Old 10-29-2012, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Scraped paint and small dent, what to do?

I just purchased a 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The owner who had it before me scraped a mailbox or a street sign.. On the drivers side the paint has been chipped off from about the start of the drivers side door all the way to the rear wheel well. (About 2 inches thick also) The rear wheel well has a very small dent, It's barely noticable. You can see this in the picture. The owner spray painted over the chipped paint so it wouldn't rust. I would like to know how I could make it look normal ..Or how much a body shop would charge me to get this fixed.

I was thinking about sanding with a very fine grit sandpaper and applying spray paint over and over until I blend it but I'm not so sure if that is going to work..

Anyway here are a couple pictures.. These are all I have for now, I took them 3 days ago when I bought the Jeep.. And Hurricane sandy is creating a problem for my camera lol.

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post #2 of 5 Old 10-29-2012, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Also, the den't doesnt bother me. The mess of spray paint on the side of the jeep is what really earks me.

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post #3 of 5 Old 10-30-2012, 08:57 AM
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Spraying it and wetsanding will get it to look lots better. Get Dupli color or have an autobody supply house put the correct color in a spray can. Wet sand before painting with 400 grit to give the new paint something to stick to. After it dries a couple of days lightly wet sand it with 600 grit and buff with rubbing compound.
Or take it to a body shop and ask them to only fix the paint. That should be around 300 bucks.


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post #4 of 5 Old 10-30-2012, 04:27 PM
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Duplicolor is only ~$6 a can, and matches pretty close. I would recommend going that route.

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