There’s nothing worse than finding a scratch on your car, especially when it’s new and you know that a paint job will be costly. However, repairing a scratch needn’t be an expensive job, as there are some simple ways that you can do this yourself.
Firstly, as soon as you notice that your car’s got a scratch, you should cover it up with duct tape. This will help to prevent any water from going into the scratch and making it go rusty. It’s handy to keep a roll of this in your car, and you’ll probably find that you can get a colour that matches your car so it isn’t too noticeable.
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As long as the scratch isn’t too wide or deep or isn’t in your alloy wheels (a Cambridge Diamond Cutting alloy wheels specialist will be required to fix this), you should be able to fix this easily. Many little scratches are superficial and are only within the clear top layer of your car’s paintwork. You can, therefore, blend the scratch in with the rest of your paintwork without having to paint it, and even though it won’t look pristine, it will help you to fix the scratch.
This element of repairing a scratch is slightly more complicated and will take a bit more time and skill. You’ll need to visit a car shop that sells paint and ask them to match some colour to the make and model of your car.
Then, using fine-grit sandpaper, you’ll need to lightly sand the area that has been scratched before applying your touch-up paint in several coats. Always make sure you let it dry in between coats. Lightly sand the area once again before applying a clear coat and waxing the area once this has dried. This will help to return the surface of your car to its original finish, looking as good as new again. Again, always seek the help of a Cambridge Diamond Cutting alloy wheels specialist if the scratch is in your alloy wheel.
When you do get a scratch on your car (unfortunately, this is inevitable at some stage or other), the most important thing to remember is to deal with it straight away. This is regardless of whether you repair it yourself or seek the help of professionals.