How to Easily Fix Any Car Scratches

When we first buy our cars, they look perfect: no scratches, no dents, no damages. However, starting from the very first days of use, we’re at risk of getting scratches all over the car, not to mention what happens after years of frequent driving. This all, of course, will ruin the aesthetic look of your vehicle. But there’s always a solution! No matter how annoying those scratches may be, you can always easily fix them, and here are some tips on how to do it in such a way, that it will seem like nothing ever happened.

Step 1. Detect the scratch

First things first, you need to locate the scratch; you can continue only based on its position, since every scratch is different. Generally, there are three places a scratch can appear on:

  • car paint that can be scratched by all kinds of things – even from a grocery bag that you put on your car’s hood or trunk.
  • glass on the windshield and side windows (including not only scratches, but chips and cracks, too) – this area can be damaged by small stones from some bad parts of the road.
  • car seat leather (including burns, holes, rips, and gouges on it) which just gets worn out from time, as well as due to the passengers’ clumsiness.

Step 2. Inspect the scratch

Next, you need to check how deep or wide the scratch (and other damages listed) is. If it’s on the car paint or glass, you need to run your fingernail over the scratch; if it doesn’t catch on it, that means the scratch can be fixed in no time by you. Though if it does catch on, then the scratch is too deep, and you will have to refer to a car service shop.

The damage on the leather seats can be assessed without touching it, just look at what condition the seat covers are in. Of course, when there’s almost no leather left on the seat, you won’t succeed in saving your cover, so it’d be better to replace it with a new one.

Step 3. Prepare for repair

Once you’re sure that the scratch is fixable, you need to prepare it and the area next to it for repair. Make sure to thoroughly clean the whole area and then wipe it dry with microfiber cloth. That way, you can make sure that no other particles will interfere with fixing solutions.

Step 4. Follow the fixing instructions

Now, having thoroughly inspected the scratch and prepared the area, start the fixing process by following these instructions.

  • Car paint scratch. To make the car paint look fresh and new, you will need a special polishing paste with a sponge – this paste is very effective in filling the scratch. After applying the paste on the sponge, rub it into the scratch in one-way movement, don’t rub it back and forth. Then, let it try and inspect the scratch again. If you notice that it’s not completely filled and a bit scratchy, repeat the process until you can’t distinguish between the damaged area and the rest of the car paint.
  • Glass scratches and cracks. Glass scratches are a bit more difficult to deal with, because – especially in case with windshield glass – it’s essential for driving to keep the glass intact, since otherwise it will disturb the vision. This glass repair liquid will fix everything in no time! What you need to do is open the applicator and use the suction cup to remove excess air that’ll ensure that there won’t be any air bubbles. After that, apply a drop of this liquid and cover it with a curing film – make sure there are no air bubbles! Let it dry and enjoy the brand-new-looking glass!
  • Car seat leather damages. Leather is the most luxurious material for the car seat covers, although it’s the least durable. If your seats got worn out, use this repair gel to make it look as new. You need to apply the gel directly on the scratch or the rip and flat it evenly on the surface, so that it would adhere permanently to the leather, leaving this spot protected for longer.
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