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foot-long scratch - new GLC 300 Black - touch-up vs repaint?

I managed to scratch the paint and plastic over the front wheel. Please see attached pictures.

I ran my fingernal through it and the scratches looked fine. Not deep. Hopefully I wouldnt need to repaint.

Can this not be touched up via OEM paint? If so, should you spray paint it OR brush paint it?

Also is it advisable to touch-up on your own or via a body shop?
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Did you try rubbing compound? A little hard to tell from the pictures, but if they're light surface scratches, with solid paint underneath, you may be able to buff that out.

If you have any question, take it to a good detailer and see if he can move the paint around a little with a high speed buffer and clean that up.

If not, then trying to fix that with touch up paint is going to be problematic, and it's gonna show. you might be able to do a decent job with the langka kit and touch up paint, if you're really patient and willing to put a few hours into the repair.

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x2 on trying to buff it off first.
MB is having very tough paint, so most of the time it it "the other paint" on the MB not the other way around. If you don't feel groves, that is good sign.
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It looks like it should buff out. I am not sure if hand applying rubbing compound will work. It is worth a try but if you do not have a da or some sort of buffer, it might be worth stopping in at a good body shop and have them take a look at it. I imagine it would not be much for them to fix.

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Thank you all for your valuable inputs. I ll try to buff it rather than touch up. found a good body shop.

Are they any long-term side effects of buffing?

Thanks!
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Take a look on youtube easy job.
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Thank you all for your valuable inputs. I ll try to buff it rather than touch up. found a good body shop.

Are they any long-term side effects of buffing?

Thanks!

No. I have had scratches buffed out before at the body shop. They can measure the thickness of the paint if need be. I have buffed out scratches at home and have not had any issues.

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