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What a dummy. I was using a snow blower to dig out my driveway and I let the blower slide into the side of my Insight :(
Now I have a 12 inch scratch on the rear side panel that extends from near the door onto the wheel well cover. The scatch is down to metal :oops:
My questions are:
1. Has anyone successfully repaired a deep scratch with touch uo paint???
(I quess I need to bite the bullet and go to a body shop for a real repair.)
2. Are there particular issues with the Insight's finish and with an aluminium body I need to be concerned about.
3. Is it better to go to Honda for the repair since they will use Honda specified materials?

Thanks for any input.
 

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Is it just a scratch or did it effect the underlying metal? If it's just a scratch see if you can find an air brush toucher in your area. I have a lady that does this and it's amazing how well they can make a scratch disappear.
 

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Yeah, it is just a scratch.
Thanks for the idea of airbrushing 8)
 

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Is it covered by your comprehensive insurance?

Someone broke my window and put a one-inch scratch in my door. I went to the body shop recommended by my insurance company. It cost a staggering $1,500 to fix (fortunately covered by insurance), but when I got the car back I couldn't believe it, there is absolutely no trace whatsoever of the scratch. I don't know how they did it, but I guess that's their business...

If you do go to a body shop, though, make sure they know not to cook your battery when curing the paint.
 

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Perfect opportunity to get a custom paint scheme put on. Maybe a big diagonal "insight" logo that just happens to cover the scratch... :)
 

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Hey, right...customize 8)
I can see the price tag climbing already ;)
Maybe I will have a nice script saying INSIGHT HYBRID painted on.
A peace sign and a "green" logo thrown in and I can officially call it my "hippy" car.
Flashbacks to the 60's.
 

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One nice thing is since the Insight is aluminum you won't have to worry about it rusting, so you won't have to worry about getting it fixed immediately.
 
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