In Reply to: Keyed posted by Robert on September 24, 1999 at 01:17:23:
I got a major door ding on a brand new car some years back. I ended up having the dent fixed and the panel repainted, on a red car. The paint match was good, for a few years. Then the reds started to change shade (I won't say fade) differently.
In short, always avoid repainting if you can, and if you can't be sure that you get to see the paint that will be used beforehand. You want whatever paint BMW uses.... not a just color match.
: Someone keyed my car. Not too bad: some scratches on the driver's door that resemble spiderweb strands. They don't seem to have gone down to metal.
: Does anyone have any opinions on the desirability of fixing this sort of thing? How easy is it for a dealer to produce acceptable results? What are the mechanics involved in fixing this? The archives mention buffing out the scratches and/or painting it. Any experiences would be of interest.
: Perhaps I should just leave it like it is, so the next asshole doesn't feel the need to demonstrate his talent.