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Paint & headlight scratches - recommendations for bodywork in Home Counties?

Old 08-15-2018, 04:04 AM
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Question Paint & headlight scratches - recommendations for bodywork in Home Counties?

Hi everyone,

Just a quick question around bodywork for the s2000. I've acquired a couple of scratch markings down one side of my S after encountering an errant branch on my favourite country lane! Annoyingly it has scraped the driver's side headlight as well, and I'm NOT fancying the idea of replacing the whole unit at a cost of well over 400 quid!

Ideally I need a recommendation for a body shop, preferably in or around Berkshire, that can either respray or repair these markings, as well as buff up my headlight to remove those marks. Can anyone recommend someone or a company that could do this work? It's not serious body damage at all, just surface marks, but they are really annoying me when I look at the car! TGM in Fleet could do the work, but are booked up at the moment. I would like the work done to a top standard, and possibly even get the paintwork coated in Gtechniq or similar afterward. Would consider a full respray as well, I wonder what the costs are likely to be for this - anyone had this done?

Only (possible) complication is the car is lime green, an unusual colour. Hope this won't bring the cost up too much.

Recommendations would be most helpful, thanks in advance all.

Tom
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Please advise ;D
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Old 08-23-2018, 01:25 AM
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For detailing and polishing to the highest standard, contact Lee at Extreme Detailing (former owner of an orange S2000). About - Extreme Detailing Limited

Here's what he did to mine:
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I was amazed how well I managed to repair a deep gouge in a tail light after a vans bumper scraped it on one of the country lanes near me
If you get some very fine wet/dry paper wrap it around a sponge and soak then gently work the scratch with it till mostly disappeared
I then used some rubbing compound (T-CUT) to finish it off with
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Old 09-14-2018, 04:26 AM
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Originally Posted by lovegroova View Post
For detailing and polishing to the highest standard, contact Lee at Extreme Detailing (former owner of an orange S2000). About - Extreme Detailing Limited

Here's what he did to mine: https://www.instagram.com/p/BMq_op5jtDY/
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I will talk to Lee then. That finish in your video there is mesmerising!
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