Monthly Archives: June 2020

How to Fix Paint Scratches

You spend a hard-earned fortune on your beloved vehicle only for it to come out scratched after a routine car wash. Or worse, after a bad break up. Even if the scratch is in a place where most people will never see it, you know it’s there. So, it bothers you. Below are a few tips on how to handle superficial paint scratches without dents.   As long as your car is not over 20 years old or custom-painted, the paint on most vehicles is typically a clear-coated catalyzed enamel. There are many layers of paint, and the first step is to determine what kind of scratch your car has endured. There are three different types of scratches, and each type requires a different approach.   - A Clearcoat scratch – A clearcoat scratch is the most superficial type of scratch as it only ruins the first layer of paint. In a clearcoat scratch, the paint and primer aren’t affected.   - Paint scratch –  A paint scratch occurs when the scratch goes deeper past ... read more