Repairing scratches/dents?

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  1. Prassel

    Prassel New Member

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    I've managed to make rather deep scratches/dents on a flat surface of a model... And it's supposed to be painted in silver metallic, so they will be incredbly visible. The scratches/dents are just deep enough that painting over them will not help.
    They cover pretty much all of the surface.

    What method, if any, would be best? Would sanding the surface down help?
     
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    #2 Wurger, Mar 8, 2011
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    If the scuff is really deep you will need a putty. The best one would be the Tamiya White one. Of course sanding when the putty is hardened. But just along the scratch...you don't need to sand the entire area. Then polishing is needed. You might have a problem with obtaining the putty. So I would suggest using a mixture of light grey pain ( enamel) with a talcum powder. I'm sure you can find this in the nearest market or shop for babies or women. The mixture should be of the same texture like a toothpaste. It might be a little bit thicker.
    If scratches aren't too deep , usually polishing of the scuff is enough. If it isn't , apply two coats of a paint ( enamel ). When it is dry , sand the area with sandpaper of 900-1200 grade and polish it too.
    It should help.
    Any pic of the disaster ?
     
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    Prassel, you can also go to any auto supply store and purchase Glazing putty (usually comes in a tube) other than that follow Wurger's post. Usually the very fine papers are in a wet/dry paper. You can get these in the auto supply store as well or in any beauty supply or drug store where they do nail polish. You will also find nail filler there which is used to fill-in gaps when artificial nails are applied. It will fill in your scratches too.
     
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