Some lovely neighbour of mine has scratched my Charade's (2004) metallic paint with his (or her?) key - all along three doors there is now a bright metal line.
I asked my garage what to do best and all they were willing to say is that it can'tbe polished out and that they will post me an estimate for respraying the doors. I can tell that will be expensive without having received the estimate yet. I am comprehensively insured (Norwich Union) but fear loosing that little bit of no-claims bonus that I do have.
Now the real question is whether it is OK to just paint this over with my touch-up stick?
I know it won't LOOK 100%, but will it last? The stick says it is for "temporary" repairs only. And before I face the risk of rust, I will rather go down the insurance route.
So do you think it will rust if I use a touch-up on the scratches? Or will it just show that this car has an owner who isn't too bothered about the paint? (And I don't mean that I am not bothered about the car, just not the paint really.)
Thanks for any help & suggestions.