Help with "minor" body work

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My wife did a silly thing and wasn't looking when she backed up and rubbed the back of her car on a guardrail. I, being the hero told her I'd take care of it. That was like 2 years ago. This year for her birthday I said her present was a full detail and body repair. I can handle scrubbing and waxing, but I'm a complete n00b at body work. I managed to scrup off most of the yellow paint with a scotch brite pad, but it didn't bring the white back. :shifty:
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I'm hoping to get some advice on how to do a quick repair that will get me by without respraying the whole car and thousands of hours in labor. o_O:bang:

For being a stupid little mishap, it really did a number on it. Most of the damage is to the rear clip but managed to gouge the fender (there's actually a crease running parallel to the arc of the wheel well) I'll ignore the crease but some Bondo will need to be applied to that gouge.
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I had some paint and clearcoat mixed in aerosol cans but I almost want to brush on some scratch repair and call it a day. I'm grateful for any suggestions you all might have.
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I would just touch it up with a good brush from art shop. If you are not happy just remove it with some lacquer thinner and apply again. Maybe tape up and trim out damage with razor and spray it. I just did something similar to a vehicle.I would use some lacquer to remove yellow paint transfer b4 touching up.
 
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I would just touch it up with a good brush from art shop. If you are not happy just remove it with some lacquer thinner and apply again. Maybe tape up and trim out damage with razor and spray it. I just did something similar to a vehicle.I would use some lacquer to remove yellow paint transfer b4 touching up.
This is what I should have done! Thanks for the reply.

Instead I pulled the rear clip and taped off the area and sprayed it. Not thrilled with the results but I'm glad to be done and the wife is happy.
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I recently watched this video and found it interesting. I didn't know but there are now color-matched stickers for paint repair jobs. Some of your scrapes may be to large. The video also shows how to use touch up paint.


Any you are make the rest of us look bad by getting the job done for your wife in only two years. Luckily my wife isn't on MUD.
 
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