Car Touch Up Secrets – How To Remove Scratches From Cars
Car touch up repairs can seem confusing at first. However when you finish this short article you should have a clear idea of what to expect and how to get nice results every time, even if you are a beginner.
If you are not sure if you need to do a touch up please check out some of the other articles on this site which will help you determine if a repair is necessary.
First understand a touch up done by hand, any hand whether its yours or a professional will never be totally invisible. The only way a deep scratch can be repaired invisibly is to completely respray the area. Of course this can be very expensive that’s why touch ups by hand is considered a very favorable way to handle deep scratches, scrapes and chips.
The cool thing about doing a repair is that if you have all of the right accessories and fresh touch up paint you can redo your work as many times as you wish to get it looking as good as possible. Once you understand it’s pretty much impossible to mess anything up you can relax and not be so nervous if you are trying for the first time.
Car Touch Up – Understand Repairs
Without a doubt the easiest and nicest results can be done with a specialty micro tip brush. These little brushes are one use or “throw away”. They are specifically designed for automotive use doing repair work. They hold just the right amount of paint to apply without making a big blob or mess.
Professionals that do touch up work typically do a simple hand touch up with either a micro tipped brush or a artist ultra fine tip brush. Nine times out of ten the professional will do nothing more than a quick application of touch up paint in less than 10 minutes and charge between $50 and $80. This is usually for just one spot… if you have multiple chips and scratches you will be paying more $$
*also the service of a professional can get more expensive if your scratch or chip requires more than just a simple touch up.
If you only had to get a professional to do a touch up on you car once in a lifetime…that $50 – $80 would not be so bad… however in the real world scratches and chips happen all the time… if you invest in a complete touch up system like the The Ultimate Car Scratch Remover bundled with the Ultimate touch up paint kit of your own and learn the simple steps you will save a considerable amount of money over the life time of your vehicle.
Car Touch Up Tricks
Most car touch up repairs can be done very nicely with a micro tip brush designed specifically for your car.
Always use fresh car touch up paint. Do not get touch up paint from local auto parts stores – it might not be fresh and it might not be a good match.
*Even paint from the dealer might not be good match – this is because car dealers can not possibly stock every car t0uch up color for every year – so even though it says you paint code…there is a chance it might be a “close enough” color that will match many years and similar colors.
Always remove as much scuffs and scratches from the area as possible and make the entire area as shiny as possible before applying paint. This is the professional secret to enhancing the final over all result of any car repair.
There are advanced methods of leveling the paint once it is applied which will further enhance and visually camoflague the vehicle touch up paint repair. These techniques are shown in videos on other pages here.
Finally no matter how you apply touch up paint you must apply a sealant to the entire area that has been repairs to make it look like new and protect it.