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      06-29-2020, 05:57 PM   #1
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Got a long scratch. How do I go about fixing it?

I just got my new 3-series, my first BMW, last month and I find this afternoon there's a long scratch near the passenger-side rear fender :'(

The long thin line looks doesn't feel like it's gone too deep, which makes me feel like a tube of touch-up paint & clearcoat could fix it, but the scratch near the wheel arch took more damage and caused a small dent inward.

I reached out to a dealer to give a quote plus reached out to my nearest Ziebart for a quote as well but haven't heard from either yet.

The paint I have is Black Sapphire Metallic.
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      07-11-2020, 10:46 PM   #2
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Use mr magic eraser with water and scrub it. It should remove a majority of that white color.
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      07-11-2020, 10:59 PM   #3
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Do not use a magic eraser.
Polish it out. Or see a reputable detailer.
Magic eraser is basically like using sand paper.
I do this for a living, it won't be perfect but it'll be way better
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      07-11-2020, 11:06 PM   #4
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It's brand new, go to a reputable body shop and have it done. No reason not spend the money to get it fix as close to perfection as can be. I would do it myself.
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