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i just went and bought a hyundai 1997 accent, Green and i got it from stock so there are no upgrades. i got it used it has 53K on it and a few scratches where can i go to get some good touch up paint and my next guestion is, i work at a part time job my paycheck is maybe 100 clear a month what are some good ideas that are cheap to get me started? <img src=icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Sometimes if they are minor scratchs you can buff them out but in your case im sure 2klow our Show man specializes in that department he will fix you up

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try this in looks to kill or showroom.

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I detail cars as a side job. If you can feel the scratch if you run your fingernail on it or see white, then you need to touch it up. If you cannot feel it, wax should get that up.

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Go to the Hyundai dealership and get touch up paint. Open your drivers door and there should be a paint code. Tell the dealer it so he has the right shade of green for that year car.

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Hey kittie,
I like to see someone hooking up their ride as much as the next person, but if you only clear $100 a month then maybe you should just hold off. That is going to cover gas and normal maintenance and then maybe a few happy meals when you are done.

But if you are still serious about doing a few things to mod your ride, then get SR strut tower braces. You can buy them seperately for a little over $80 each or as a pair for around $150. They will make day and night difference in your handling and are probably the simplest mod to install. Then go fore a KORE CAI. It to is pretty easy to install and fairly cheap. It will cost you a couple of hundred dollars.

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hey AUTOBOT i clear like around $500 a month i clear alittle over 100 a week<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>sorry for the misunderstanding and the one thing is my parents pay for all my expenses i just need to pay for my gas and any extra<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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lol autobot! I was reading her post... 100 bucks a month...hmm shes only be makin like 25 dollar paychecks or somethin

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Hello - Hello! <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

Well, here's the issue. You said you can definitly feel that it's a deep scratch, meaning it's at least down to either the primer or bare metal. You can get the touch up paint from any Hyundai dealer, but alot of times the touch up paint doesn't quite match the rest of the car 100%. And if it does, you'll have little brush strokes in the paint from applying it. The other issue is that if it's down to bare metal...the touch up won't adhere to the car for very long, and rusting may start if it gets wet or damp.

You can and rub the area out with rubbing compound, and then try some color wax. But to be totally honest....the absolute best way to get rid of a deep scratch..is to go to the body shop. And depending on the size of the scratch..that might run you anywhere from 100 up to 400.

As for basic mods, like what everyone else said..you can either do the strut bars, or CAI. Other ideas that you can do yourself are interior/engine paint, pedals, shift knob, neon lights, tint, basic stereo upgrades, etc...

Other things that are just a little more expensive are lowering springs ($200) and then have a suspension shop (Monroe, Midas, Rice Shop) install them for between 150 and 200. You could also buy a universal muffler for around 100-150, go somewhere like Monroe Muffler and they can bend you a custom exhaust and install everything for like 100-150.

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If the scratch has penetrated to the metal, apply rust inhibiting paint to prevent the formation of rust in the future..
Coat the scratched area with glaze-type filler using a rubber or nylon applicator..

Before the glaze filler in the scratch hardens, wrap a piece of smooth cotton cloth around the tip of a finger. Dip the cloth in thinner and quickly wipe it along the surface of the scratch. This will ensure that the surface of the filler is slightly hollow. The scratch can then be painted over by applying touch-up paint to the scratch until the paint is level with the surounding area..

Allow it at least a week to harden, then blend it into the surrounding paint by rubbing with a very fine rubbing compound.Finally apply a coat of wax to the scratch area....

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thanx a lot for all your help i will try on next pay check<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Keep in mind that i'm not a professional. I'm just a 16year old with a lot of skill, and a lot of experience....


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i will of course get more info but it is a start.
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