Sunday, November 05, 2006

Door Handle Scratches

Having finger nail scratches at the door handle area is a common and unavoidable problem to most of us. Though I am very careful whenever I pull the door handle, but my passengers might not be. This resulted finger nail scratches at the door handle area on all of the doors, besides the driver's door.

Those scratches could be deep or shallow. As we know, that area is unreachable by machine, so working with hand is the only method. When it comes to removing paint defects by hand, the first hand polish in my mind is the Meguiar's Scratch-X. I get good results by rubbing Scratch-X with a piece of Meguiar's Hi-Tech Foam Applicator.

The other permanent solution is to tell your passengers to be extra careful whenever pulling the door handle, but of course this should be done in a very polite manner. Not all people could accept such words, so think before you say!

Below are the "before" and "after" pictures of the Accord's door handle. Due to the nature of the colour, it's rather hard to notice the scratches, but if you see it carefully, it is shown on the photo.

f=85mm, f/8, 1/200s, ISO200

f=85mm, f/8, 1/200s, ISO200

Canon EOS350D, EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM


Blogger Alvin Teoh said...

Yes....,Zey, you could tell your passanger politely to carefully handle your car, BUT, can you tell ALL the mechanic to do that too. How about the service adviser who drove your car in, HOW about different mechanic handle different repairs like air cond and engine oil. Well that is how I got scratches on my door handle itself despite being extra careful on it. Haaaaiiii.

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahaha!! I faced the same prob oso.. i can tell them politely except my father/mather in law .. hahahha. Kesian my MyVi.. :)

5:22 PM  

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