How to Remove Scratches From Your Car

There’s nothing wrong with wanting your car to look pristine and amazing. It looks so much better when it’s clean and shiny in the sun. If there’s one thing that can detract from that beauty, is having scratches in the paint. Of course, getting a scratch in the paint is part of owning a car. They may be irritating and unsightly, but they happen. Thankfully, there are ways to fix them so that they don’t look terrible and won’t drive you crazy.

Getting rid of a scratch will depend if it is in the clear coat or if it goes deeper than that. Both can be taken care of, but the methods will vary. To tell how deep the scratch is, you’ll need to stick your nail into it. If you can feel it, but your finger doesn’t catch, then it’s in the clear coat. If your finger catches or paints flakes off, then it’s a much deeper problem.

Removing Scratches From Your Vehicle

Take it to a Professional Cleaner

A professional cleaner deals with cars day in and day out, and they have seen their share of scratches. It may be possible that they have methods and products that they can use on your car to get rid of these blemishes and have your vehicle looking amazing. They may even be able to add a clear coat protectant to help reduce the chances of scratches happening in the future.

Get a Scratch Remover Kit

These can be found in a variety of different retail and auto stores, as well as online. Follow the directions to ensure that the scratch is removed and then refilled so that it is no longer visible on the car.

Remove Scratches From Your Vehicle

Use Car Wax

If the scratch is in the clear coat and not very deep, then applying some wax may be all that’s needed to reduce the appearance and have your car looking amazing.

Get the Car Repainted

This can be an incredibly costly process to deal with a scratch, but if they are deep enough and paint is chipping off the car, it may be the only option you have. Damaged paint can lead to other issues, including the growth of rust, and this will cause a lot of problems with your vehicle.

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At Allegiance Automotive, we love cars & trucks and spend every day repairing and maintaining vehicles in our Boulder, Colorado location. We believe in full-service car care and superior customer service.

We encourage you to browse our website to learn more about our car care services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment so one of our car specialists can get in touch with you, and start working on your car repair and maintenance needs.