Removing Deep Scratches From The Car

Removing Deep Scratches From The Car

I know , I know. Car scratches are horrible. It can be so annoying for owners but the occurrence may vary. The reason could be accidental, maybe a tree trunk falling on it or colliding with other objects such as mail boxes or hitting other cars. It is also possible the car may have been scratched by some people. Whereas in some cases car insurance companies can treat the damages.

Methods that can be used to remove deep scratches from the car:

Some scratches affect the thin outer layer of the car paint. Usually due to sun and rain exposure which can be easy to repair. It is easy because the scratches affect the primary layer – it can be fixed by painting it again. However, if the scratches are deeper to the point the metal of the car can be seen underneath, you’ll need more effort to fix it, which brings us to the first point.

Topical Car paste

You can remove the scratches by using topical car paste. The materials and tools required:

  1. Topical auto putty(glazing paste)
  2. Water Paint for cars
  3. Hand mop
  4. Towel
  5. Sponge
  6. Alcohol
  7. Glossy paint
  8. Small brush
  9. Leak proof material
  10. Car sand paper

Steps: Clean the scratch with a sponge and alcohol. Keep rubbing the scratch and the surrounding area to remove all the dirt. Next use a coin and apply the paste into the scratch and fill it in. Leave the paste on for 2-3 minutes until it dries completely.

Next take approximately 30-60mm of a water based paint and put it on a towel. This is used to cover and polish scratches. Wipe the scratch and slightly press on it until the scratch is the same level as the surroundings. Go on and cover it with a thin layer of glossy paint with a small brush, sit dry for 8-12 hours.

Apply a second layer of paint and a third too if you want. It is best to let it dry out overnight. Then use a moist sandpaper and rub the scratched edges. Continue rubbing the repaired area to remove excess sealant.

Ready-made scratch remover

The materials and tools required:

  1. Water
  2. Towel
  3. Car soap
  4. Ready scratch remover
  5. Small cloth
  6. Alcohol
  7. Hand mop
  8. Sponge
  9. Soft auto paste
  10. Liquid polishing agent
  11. Glossy paint
  12. Small brush
  13. Leak proof material
  14. Sand paper

Steps: Begin by washing the scratched area with clean water to ensure all the dirt has been removed. Avoid using dish soap because it wears off sealant layer from the car. Go on and put a small amount of ready-made scratch remover on a cloth and wipe the scratch. Make sure you put enough amount of scratch remover to cover it. Use a sponge and rub the scratch in circular motions.

Next once all the paint is off rub it with alcohol and a towel. Now apply the paste on the scratched areas and leave it on for 3 minutes. Apply the paint in the same procedure as the previous point.

Removing scratches with paint Required materials and tools

Required materials and tools:

  1. sandpaper
  2. polishing pad
  3. towel
  4. adhesive masking tape
  5. paper
  6. car polishing wax
  7. primer coating
  8. car paint

Steps: Rub the scratch with sandpaper until you reach the metal layer of the car. Mark the edges of the area with masking tape to prevent paint from spreading. Then start spraying the primer paint on the area. Go on and put a large layer of colored paint same as the car paint. Apply more than one layer if you like and let it dry out. Scratch polishing and car wax on the scratch using a towel until it’s the same as the surroundings.

 Tips to protect car paint from scratches

  • Put a cover on it while parked in a public place to protect the paint from sunlight.
  • Wash and clean them regularly, to protect them from small rocks flying off the road.
  • Adhesive vinyl cover to car paint to protect it, as it is easy to remove and leaves no traces on the car.

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