Car paints can easily be scratched off, especially if your grocery bag accidentally slides off the hood or trunk lid. However, these scratches are easily fixed! Whether it is small scratches or deep car scratches, there is a solution for it! Many people have a misconception that it is hard and expensive to remove deep scratches from cars. However, these scratches can be fixed within an hour and can be fixed at affordable prices. They will even look as good as new! Do check the scratches before doing a DIY repair by running your fingernails across the scratch. If your fingernails were able to glide across the scratch without getting caught by the scratch, it is a minor scratch that can be easily repaired at home. However, if your finger gets caught in the scratch, it is a better option to bring the car to the repair shop instead. If your scratch can be repaired on your own, you will need a sandpaper with 2000-grit, polishing and rubbing compound and a microfibre towel. You can get these materials separately or you can get a scratch removal kit from an auto-mobile repair store. Some people have tried using toothpaste to remove deep and small scratches. However, this method is only effective on very shallow and small scratches. The toothpaste behaves as the sandpaper and the polishing compound. This is a good option for small scratches. Here is how you can remove deep scratches from cars.
Sanding the Scratched Area
Using a sandpaper with 2,000 grit, sand the scratched part of the car until it reaches your car metal panel. The sanding process smooths and flattens the scratched area to remove the imperfections. When you sand, remember to sand the spot in the direction of the scratch. If not, it will create more scratches if the direction you are sanding the area is wrong. It takes a lot of time and effort to sand it properly.
Do ensure that you mask off the area properly with masking tape and paper. This prevents the paint or the primer from getting into any other areas you do not want. You should spray primer onto the area and let it dry. A good thin layer of primer should be applied to the area. Primer will ensure that the paint will stick on to the metal well and ensure a beautiful paint finish on your car. After the primer is applied, spray on the car paint that matches the car. The matching paint color for your car may not be easy to find but do consult your car manufacturer and ask for the correct paint code. Do spray on a thick layer of paint on the area and let it dry. It is important not to touch the paint before it is dry.
Polishing the Area
To finish up, polish the area that has been dried. Polishing the area will ensure that the area will match the rest of the car. You can rub the polishing pad or a microfiber towel in a circular motion till the polish is removed.