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Offline EWT

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SOUL RED SCRATCHED
« on: August 26, 2019, 10:53:45 PM »
Headed out Bank holiday, parked our car and took our grandson to the nearby park.

Came back to our car and noticed a  450 cm long chalk mark along the driver door.

 Except it wasn’t a chalk mark it was a deep scratch into the pristine Soul Red paintwork on our 2017 Mazda 3 Sport Nav.

The genuine Mazda Soul Red touch up base coat and tinted clear coat isn’t very good at disguising a pin point chip in the paint finish let alone a long deep scrape through to the undercoat.

Our soul red paint finish is the original one and not the latest “crystal super finish soul red”.

Can anyone advise me if there may be problems when I get the door professionally resprayed.

Offline Ed-Led

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Re: SOUL RED SCRATCHED
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2019, 01:32:48 PM »
My partner has the same car and she had a bumper mishap last year resulting in a re-paint. I think a reputable body shop would be able to sort it without problems as we had the same concerns as you beforehand. If you can, try and find a body shop who does work for Mazda dealerships in the first instance as they do use independent ones nearby usually.
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Offline EWT

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Re: SOUL RED SCRATCHED
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2019, 06:59:25 PM »
Thanks that gives me some confidence.

We have a local body repairer and paintshop who carries out repair work for insurance companies such as LV.

I have had work carried out with them before so if it is possible to get a match, as you have been able to do, then I believe they too can.

Only problem is they are so busy that I may have to wait.

In the meantime I have sealed the damage by applying two coats of Mazda Soul red (41v) base coat & 2 coats of tinted clear coat along the length of the deep scratch

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Re: SOUL RED SCRATCHED
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2019, 07:58:23 PM »
There's a specific number of paint layers and lacquering required on the Mazda paint to get it to match. I can't remember the exact number but most professional re-sprayers would know this. The bloke who sorted out our car knew the exact method to get it right as we had the conversation beforehand. It was about that as much as getting the right paint mix from what he told us. I know what you're saying about wait times for repair though as we had issues near us. Good luck. 

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Re: SOUL RED SCRATCHED
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2019, 07:58:23 PM »