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How To Get That Scratch Off Your Car For Free Without Any Expensive Professional Help

Created by Nick 2010-05-04 10:23:29
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Who hasn’t had their car scratched? If you haven’t had your car scratched in any manner, kind or form, chances are, you either do not have a car or if you do have one, the farthest you’ve taken your vehicle might be your garage.

It is an inevitable part of car owners life to experience car scratches. It is the ebb and flow of the motorist’s life. Fortunately, like all things in life, using the appropriate products and applying proper knowledge could help remove car hairline scratches without the need for expensive professional help.

1How to clean the area of the car scratch

In order to maintain your car’s overall gorgeous look, any scratches must be got rid of. Firstly, it is best that the area of the car scratch be washed with water and soap. Better yet, it is highly advisable to wash the whole car. It doesn’t matter if you think your vehicle is already clean. Take note that there are harmful elements in the environment – specifically the air – which could attach itself to the surface paint of your car.

Do pay special attention to the car scratch area and make sure you wash it using mild laundry soap. Doing so helps in removing any unwanted coating or wax which could negatively react with the new car paint you are to apply. Remember to thoroughly wash your car and remove any remaining pollen, dirt, dust or debris it may have gotten while out on the road.

Then, allow the car scratch area and car to dry. Make sure not to do any treatment on the area or on your whole car unless the whole vehicle is entirely dry. Remember that any water or soap left on the vehicle could actually diminish the effectiveness of the treatment you are set to apply.

After which, get a sand paper and sand the car scratch off as gently as you possibly can. Do your best not to scratch the car’s second surface. Then, carefully brush off any debris from the vehicle.

2How to Repaint the Car


Before repainting your car, make sure you first know whether the paint of your car is enameled or not. If it is not enameled, acquire body compound as well as paint primer – preferably one that is light-colored in order for your touch-up paint to cover by merely using a single coat.
If there is any accumulated rust in the area, sandpaper it all away and brush the area softly or blow it away.

In order to separate the scratch from the other areas of the car, apply a masking tape and newspaper on it while making sure to leave at least ½ inch of space for you to work around the area.
After which, apply a body compound with the use of a putty knife deep within the metal. Make sure that the knife is made of plastic as this avoids any further scratches on the car.
When the body compound has solidified enough, try to sand it flat and then brush or blow any dust away. You can then spray a primer paint onto the scratch and let it dry the whole night.
In order to know the specific touch-up paint you need, it is highly advisable if you first check the VIN or vehicle identification number of your car. Believe it or not, the VIN offers a complete description of your car right from its specific paint shade, thereby giving you an easy time to find a perfect color match. The VIN could be given to an online site or auto parts store who sell small touch-up paint bottles.

Note: The VIN could be found on the dashboard located at the driver’s side and is stamped on a metal

plate.

Tip: When applying the paint on the car scratch area, make sure to do so in a single direction to allow the paint to spread out.

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