Throughout the life of a car, there are lot of nicks and dings that happen on accident. You will inevitably experience a scratch on your car at some point in time. Instead of spending a bunch of money to have it fixed at a shop, learn how to fix it on your own. Follow these simple steps, and you’ll be able to fix a scratch on your car like a pro.
- Step 1: Clean the surface around the scratch, and make sure that there isn’t any dirt or residue. This should be done with a soft cloth. Masking the trim around the area where you will be working may be a wise idea.
- Step 2: Polish the area that you cleaned. After a few strokes of polish, clean the area with a soft rag. Make sure that it’s dry. Go slowly to make sure that you don’t go through the clear coat.
- Step 3: Purchase primer and matching paint. If you are unsure what color paint that you need, simply take a sample into the store to get it matched.
- Step 4: After applying the primer and sanding it smooth, apply the new paint to the area. Sand and buff it if necessary before applying the final coat.
Now that you know how to fix simple scratches, you will save yourself a lot of money.