Jul 14 2017

10 Car Scratch Remover & Repair Tips – How to Fix Paint Scratches #used #cars #for #cheap

#car scratch remover

How To Fix a Car Paint Scratch

1 Anatomy of a Scratch

2 Anatomy of a Scratch

Unless the car you’re repairing is over 20 years old or was custom-painted,­ the paint is almost certainly a clear-coated catalyzed enamel. Artificially hardened by toxic chemicals, it’s stable within hours of factory application.

Somewhere on your car should be the factory-paint code, probably on a sticker or metal plaque under the hood or in the doorsill. This will help a great deal in finding the correct touchup. It’s amazing how many similar colors there are in any car manufacturer’s palette in a single model year. If you can’t match the color in the display of touchup paints at the auto parts store, your next, albeit expensive, step is the parts counter at the car dealer, at least if you have a car that’s less than 10 to 15 years old. If you’re really stumped, an auto paint dealer can custom-mix you a pint; take in a sample, like the gas cap or a mirror. I’ve also gotten great matches from and from their motorcycle counterpart, where you can mail-order touchup pens and bottles, aerosol cans or quarts or larger cans of matched paint.

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