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Well, in exactly 2 months of having the Bolt I got my door hit in the parking lot by someone parked in the handicap spot next to the EV charging spot.

Was a white car, door hit my door on the passenger side just below the handle :mad: At least I don't have to look at it every day like I did on my truck. About an inch tall and 1/2 inch wide. Not dented in, just paint taken off in a striped design.

Bright Blue, dug into the pain. ANYONE know the best way to fill this ? I have not done anything to it.
My issue is that with the metallic paint that if I just get a filler it will look Crappy.
 

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According to online paint code lookup sites, the 2017 Bolt Kinetic Blue is the same as the 2017 Volt Kinetic Blue. I purchased an AC Delco paint pen and had okay results fixing an edge on my drivers' door when I opened it into a parking garage wall.

[ame]https://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-19331138-WA388A-Four-Touch-Up/dp/B01GSRUQQQ/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1512617976&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=wa388a+gd1+ac+delco[/ame]

Of course, make sure I didn't get the wrong paint code (WA388A GD1).
 

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When that happens to me, I take the car to the local dealer because they do simple paintless dent removal and buff jobs for free, if you bought the car there.
 
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There is no dent, so paintless dent won't work.
Will have to buff then get the pen color to match.

Thanks QS for the Volt color, I didn't know it came in that color Blue :)
 

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When that happens to me, I take the car to the local dealer because they do simple paintless dent removal and buff jobs for free, if you bought the car there.
Wow, that's an amazing free service.
 

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I had a similar thing happen to me not long ago. Rubbing with a microfibre cloth and some detailing spray took it right off. If that conservative approach doesn't work for you, then you can try some polishing compound, which contains a small amount of ultra fine abrasive material. If that doesn't work, then try rubbing compound, which contains more abrasive grit.

If the rubbing compound creates a dull spot in the clear coat, you will then need to restore the gloss with polishing compound, and then apply a coat of wax.
 

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When that happens to me, I take the car to the local dealer because they do simple paintless dent removal and buff jobs for free, if you bought the car there.

Wow, that's an amazing free service.
I was going to say. I am in Canada and I think it would cost me thousands to have that done.
 

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Depending on how bad it is you may want to check this video out.


This does work well for various types of scratches.

If it's down to the paint level you might consider a Dr ColorChip kit.

https://www.drcolorchip.com/

They match paint color perfectly. I have Cajun Red and used it to touch up some dings our light weight Aluminum hood.
 
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