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Removing and Preventing Car Paint Scratches

Washing your car is not enough to remove a paint scratch. You will need more specialized tools to perform this task. Here are some tips on how to keep the paint of your car intact, maintaining its resale value.

Car Buffing

Prevent Scratches to Car PaintA car buffer or polisher will buff nasty scratches out of the surface of your vehicle, but it is highly recommended to leave the job to a professional. If you want to do it yourself, you must be careful, otherwise, you could unintentionally leave an unsightly swirl that’s almost just as bad as the scratch you were trying to get out in the first place. When done right, the process restores the cars original luster, improving its overall appearance.

Clean the affected area before starting the process. Next, dry the car with a soft towel. Use a polishing product of your choice and work around the entire car until it develops a sheen. Utilize small, circular motions to avoid damaging the paint job.

Protectant Coat or Car Bras

Now that you have eliminated those unpleasant scratches, you may want to keep it that way for awhile. A protectant coat will shield the car paint of your vehicle against sharp objects and other things that can damage it. You can also install a car bra on certain parts of your vehicle.

Additional Tips to Prevent Scratches on Car Paint

  • Wash your car regularly.
  • Never place foreign objects on the car such as jars or tools.
  • Allow ample space around the vehicle when you are driving.
  • Avoid parking where the car is vulnerable like next to shopping carts.

Should you need to remove scratches from the surface of your car, come to Mike’s Auto Spa for car buffing in Westminster, Colorado. We have all it takes to make a scratch disappear. We are car detailers with specialized skills and equipment.