This is a touchy subject! In most “key” cases, we recommended you take the vandalised vehicle to a panel shop. This is because the whole side of your car may need respraying. Even if the key-scratch is short, there is a lot of work involved to “blend” the repair in, so it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb. If the key scratch crosses over more than one panel (for example, door-to-door), you will definitely need to see a panel beater or body shop. (Even though, yes we have repaired ”key” scratches before and you can see them in our photo gallery, it is a BIG job and one that we’d prefer not to do.


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