I had an unfortunate incident yesterday that left a chunk of paint gouged out of one door panel with light scratches heading away from it in both directions. The gouge is small-ish (1.5 fingernails in length) and scratches are light, but it’s a brand new lease so it bothers me to no end.
I don’t mind spending some cash to get it fixed, but I don’t want the fix to end up being worse than the damage. I could go to a regular body shop and pay a decent amount to have the whole panel re-painted, or I contacted another place with good reviews that would buff out the scratches, touch up paint the gouge and then clearcoat the whole thing to blend.
Painting the whole panel feels like overkill, whereas I’m worried the touch-up/clearcoat method would not look good? It’s BMW’s portimao blue metallic so I don’t know how either of these places match the metallic paints in the first place.
If it came down to it I could just live with it until lease end…but I don’t really want to.