Scratches, chips and other imperfections are just about unavoidable, but a careful repair job can be almost totally invisible.
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.
I don’t know anything about cars, so don’t jump down my throat if I did something wrong! I did not know how to get rid of these scratches, so I had my friend teach me.
Car accidents, juvenile behavior, poor parking, and other parking lot mishaps are all common causes for a scratch or two on your perfect paint job. While scratches do detract from the appearance of your car, paying a body shop for a new coat of paint or even a small touch-up can be costly.
The proper way to touch up a scratch is best determined by the depth and severity of the scratch. In a well lit area, inspect the scratch. Determine how many layers of paint the scratch has penetrated. If it is just through the clear coat, you may be able to buff it out. If it is down to metal, the process will be different.