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Today, while trying to fit a new plastic dog crate into my Civic, I accidentally scratched the interior of one of my doors. I questioned that the crate was too large to fit, and I knew as soon as I opened the door that I'd end up having to try and force it, leaving scratches in the door (Vinyl? Rubber? I'm not really sure what the technical name for it is). Against my better judgement I went ahead and tried it, leaving my first scratches in my car. Even though it was completely my fault and I saw it coming, I'm still LIVID.

I've done some research online and it seems my best option aside from a hairdryer would be a scratch kit with factory matched dye. My problem is: I can't seem to find anywhere that has dye for 2016 Civics. I'm worried dye for earlier gens won't match perfectly. Anyone already fix this on theirs/have any solutions or know of somewhere that sells the dye?

TL;DR: I'm an idiot and scratched the inside of my door, leaving me very angry. Help, please!
 

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Sorry if I leave this post in the wrong thread. If so, let me know and I'll move it.

Today, while trying to fit a new plastic dog crate into my Civic, I accidentally scratched the interior of one of my doors. I questioned that the crate was too large to fit, and I knew as soon as I opened the door that I'd end up having to try and force it, leaving scratches in the door (Vinyl? Rubber? I'm not really sure what the technical name for it is). Against my better judgement I went ahead and tried it, leaving my first scratches in my car. Even though it was completely my fault and I saw it coming, I'm still LIVID.

I've done some research online and it seems my best option aside from a hairdryer would be a scratch kit with factory matched dye. My problem is: I can't seem to find anywhere that has dye for 2016 Civics. I'm worried dye for earlier gens won't match perfectly. Anyone already fix this on theirs/have any solutions or know of somewhere that sells the dye?

TL;DR: I'm an idiot and scratched the inside of my door, leaving me very angry. Help, please!
I've never seen do it yourself kits, though I am sure they exist. The ones for a car this new may take a while to come out. Another alternative is go to your dealership and they can hook you up with someone who specializes in this kind of repair and custom mixes their own colors. I had leather door trim torn on a car once, the guy fixed it so well, you could never tell it was there. I had the plastic dash gouged on my dash once from an idiot tech trying too hard to remove the radio, they called back the same guy, fixed it like it never happened with some putty mixture and a hair dryer looking thing of some sort.
May be the best option to make it look like it never happened. All dealerships have someone they call for things like this.
 
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