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The In-laws were over today to help me lay the patio and when they left they found this

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Some cheeky little **** has decided my posh Jag needed a bit of modification, it was the only car touched and probably the oldest and cheapest of them all. :evil:


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Deadpool, really sorry to hear that my friend, unfortunately I seem to have been reading about a spate of these recently

By the sounds of it you have no clues as to who?

Either way I feel your pain and hope for a quick and relatively inexpensive fix..........

All my best
I usually keep the car in the locked ally but nextdoor has been getting deliveries for his extension so it was round the front.
Sorry to see/hear of this. Is it deep? Any chance it might polish out?
My old X308 was keyed all the way down one side and I managed to remove about 90% of it with polishing with Safe Cut (bit like T Cut but gentler).
No chance of a polish as its down to the metal.
Oh that's a shame, :-(

You could try touching it in with touch up paint, ensure its raised, then wet sand it flat, working up to a very fine grit paper, then polish with a cutting and finishing polish. This can produce a pretty good result if you are careful and take your time. Otherwise it's a pro job and re-spray.
That's a real pain. If it's down to the bare metal, squirt some aerosol etch primer into the can's cap, and then apply it to the metal with a fine paint brush. That'll stop it deteriorating further. Then you've got to decide whether to go to the professionals or touch it up yourself with a Jaguar Pacific Blue touch-up kit (paint + lacquer).

I've recently had to touch up a small patch on my X-Type. I found an effective technique was to apply the paint layer, wait 2 hours, flatten it in with your thumb; then apply the lacquer coat (which dissolves the paint and blends it in), wait another 4 hours, then flatten it with your thumb and Maguires scratch remover (which is little more than clay slip). Repeat the last step until you're satisfied with the finish, then leave it 24 hours before polishing with your favourite polish. The thing about paintwork is that you can always have another go for a better finish, if you fail at first attempt.
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The polishing step much easier with a machine polisher, Das6 or similar.
Forgot to mention - be very wary of using grit paper or emery cloth, because it invariably abraids the good paintwork either side of your touch-up, which means that you have to start over again.
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