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Hello, I have a 240 sedan and need advice on caring for the paint. It's silver and not oxidized, but looks a little dull. The car recently had a run-in with a garage door, creating scratches on the roof. The scratches run several inches long, from the front to back past the sunroof. They seem pretty shallow and even but may get down to the metal.<P>Any advice on how to treat this? Will waxing be enough or should I shop for a new paint job. Thanks.
 

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If the budget allows, consider having just the roof repainted if the scratches are too deep/long to touchup. I know that some 240 wagon owners do this when they remove the roof rack and have the holes welded. I would think the roof would be the easiest, and therefore the cheapest part of the car to paint since it's flat. The trim piece on the top of the c-pillar will hide the edge of the new paint, and on the front it probably won't be noticable since the part of the a-pillar that's exposed isn't very wide. I would recommend that the trim be removed from the rain gutters before painting. I took it off my 244 just because I didn't like it, and the car looks much better without it.<P>If you have a good detail shop that you can take the car to, see what they recommend. Have the car buffed and waxxed while you're there.<P>Good luck.<P>
 

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I would go to a professional detailer and see if they can buff them out . If you can see metal or primer the detailer sould be able to use touchup paint,wetsand then buff. Beats having the roof repainted <P>Check out my web site <A HREF="http://deansdetailing.itgo.com/index.html" TARGET=_blank>http://deansdetailing.itgo.com/index.html</A> <P>
 
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