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Scratched interior aluminium panel


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This week when I left the car at shop to do PPF, install radio and change seat rails to lower ones, they scratched aluminium panels a bit. They pointed at the issue straight away. I'm not too fussed about and they are really apologetic and they want to make things right. Is there any way of fixing this or making it less obvious? Or should I just forget?

It's on driver side, but you really can't see it if you aren't looking for it, so I'm willing to just let it go.

 

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It won't really be possible to fix that. Aluminium is very difficult to remedy when things like that happen. The aluminium will have a texture that is part of the manufacture process I.e ( rolled out extruded.) It is then anodized to give a hard wearing finish. If you try buffing/ brushing/sanding/ polishing the section will end up standing out even more and look more noticeable. If you end up removing more of the anodising then the raw aluminium underneath will oxidise and stand out looking different

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You won't get that out without refinishing the whole panel. I believe it adds value, something to do with a "patina".

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