Scratches in a vehicle’s paint job can be removed easily, either by the owner or by a professional service. At-home scratch removal usually includes expensive waxes and fillers that may not necessarily removed the scratch. When the scratch is simply masked, it can come back.
Professional scratch removal services use special buffers and sanders that will smooth out the scratch before it is repainted if necessary. These processes ensure that the scratch is not just covered, it is completely removed. A scratch removal service will first determine the type and severity of scratch. This depends on the depth and the visibility of the primer that rests beneath the paint. Surface scratches do not require as much attention as deeper scratches. The more primer, or even metal of the frame, that is visible, the more work required to repair it.
With surface scratches, a buffer is used to wear down the clear coat that covers the vehicle’s paint. This is generally enough to remove simple surface scratches, followed by a replacement layer of clear coat and often a polish. For deeper scratches, more work is necessary. When the scratch goes deeper than the clear coat layer, a rough sander is used to expose the paint. The scratch must be sanded and grinded down. Then a primer is applied, followed by multiple coats of paint. A layer clear coat and polish will complete the job, providing a seamless finish.
Professional services will be able to match the original paint color flawlessly, which may be difficult to do at-home. Scratch removal services can also fix surface paint issue like fading a haziness which convey an aged and worn appearance. Scratch removal is recommended as soon as possible following the damage. Removal and repair prevents rust and the degradation of the quality of the vehicle’s paint job. At-home waxing can also help prevent rust and further damage following a scratch but the solution is only temporary.
If you are in need of scratch removal service, please call us at 574-288-CARS (2277). We offer price match guarantee and can get parts within 24 hours. We are proud to serve the communities of South Bend, IN, Mishawaka, IN, Elkhart, IN, Goshen, IN, Granger, IN, and Niles, MI.