This image isn't the clearest, but the decal and paint have been scratched off. The paint was scratched all of the way down to the plastic around the edge where the decal used to be.
To repair this area there are a few considerations I had to take into account:
- The damaged decal and the matching decal on the other side needed to be removed and replaced.
- The topcoat and paint in the effected areas needed to be leveled for a consistent finish.
- I want to keep the two decals that are situated near the median of the part.
- Masking tape
- High Grit (2000) sand paper
- Color matched paint