Touch Up Your Car's Paint Right At Home

Scratches on your car are inevitable, but a few dings can easily be repaired with touch up paint. To begin, it's important to choose the right color. You can easily find the right color by researching your car's color code. You can typically find this somewhere in your owner's manual, in your car itself, or by searching the internet.

If you are dealing with a large scratch, you'll want to start by thoroughly cleaning the area. Next, sand the area with at least 220 grit sandpaper and clean it again. Finally, you'll need to mix up the paint and apply it with a brush or other applicator.

If you have a deeper scratch, the process can be more complex. You'll again need to start by cleaning the surface and removing any rust. Then, sand the area with at least 220 grit sandpaper and wet the area and allow it to dry. Next, you'll need to prime the scratch, allow it to dry, and use 660 grit sandpaper on the scratch. Finally, mix the paint and apply it over the primer.

If your scratch also contains more significant damage, such as dents, you may want to visit the body shop at our dealership and leave the touch up to the professionals.



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