Cars getting scratched is pretty much common these days but do you know how much it can damage the worth of your car apart from making a bad impression. It does not matter how deep or bad the damage is or even how old your vehicle is, the scratches on your car increase frustration as well as the cost of coating, if not taken care of on time.
Scratches also devalue the whole exterior of the vehicle, so if you are thinking of selling your car or even thinking of getting a rough estimate of your car, we suggest you follow these common and super easy DIY ways to fix the scratch of your car, suggested by the experts of Auto Garage in Dubai.
The use of toothpaste for making the scratch invisible is the most obvious and the oldest trick in the book. This method is an easily accomplished task with slight scratches. Every car owner, once in his life must have heard of this trick as the cheapest and the effective method. Even though the whole idea is in polishing the uneven surface until the scratch gets harder to notice, still, there are some tips that most people forget about:
- Use whitening toothpaste only if you want a gentle yet firm surface polishing
- Make sure to clean the dust particles before polishing. If the surface isn’t cleaned and you start polishing over the dust particles, it would only make the scratch look worst.
Another effective yet cheap method of taking care of scratched cars is the use of shoe polish over the slightly scratched area. But this method has its limits, as it is only suitable for the proud owners of dark cars.
The method of applying although goes the same as for Toothpaste. Clean the surrounding at first and then apply the polish over the scratched area, all you have to make sure of is to use the polish whose shade is darker than that of the car. As a result, just like on your shoes, the polish will fill up small scratches and imperfections leaving the scratches are look smooth and shiny. To add more accuracy and elegance to it, take soft sandpaper and work it through around the scratched area. The use of sandpaper is only to remove the access of the polish around the scratch. After the completion of all the above-mentioned processes, buff the surface gently yet firmly and you are good to go!
Nail polish till now has always been discovered as something a woman puts on their nails as a form of decoration. However, nail Polish has proven to be far more useful than merely a decorative item. From reading up above, you may have concluded a fact that alt the methods include buff and sad, but with Nail polish, all you have to do is apply it to the scratched area and let it dry.
The biggest benefit of Nail polish in this scratch market is that nail polish comes in a wide variety of colors even in metallic color, so it becomes easier to match a Nail Paint color with your car paint. All you have to do is look at the color which makes that of your car paint the closest, apply that color and let it dry for about 10-15 minutes. This makes it an effective way to remove scratches off of your car.
One of the best features of a Super Glue is the fact that it can be served as a transparent material that will even the scratches with the rest of the surface of the car area. Its ability to blend with the surroundings makes it a great car scratch cover-up.
All you need to do is apply on the scratched area in a way that it covers up the scratch completely, but don’t overdo it. And polish it gently yet firmly with sandpaper to remove the access and to bring on that smooth and shiny look to it.
This fix is just one of many fixes that can be used to cover up a slight scratch on your car. But if you need a more detailed look at the scratched surface of your car. Don’t do it on your own, rather call in an expert!
Another method down to get the scratch off of your car is the use of candle wax. You can use candle wax to remove the light scratches on your car’s paint. Although it isn’t a car scratch remover, it can work well to cover up the scratches of your car. Simply just apply it to the scratched area and buff it gently with the sandpaper. All you have to do is make sure that area is cleaned properly before applying the candle wax onto the Scratched area. The wax as a result will cover up and seal the scratches on your car paint.
This solution although isn’t a permanent solution rather a remedy used only for scratch emergencies.
Not everyone likes to lean on to these DIY methods which are not even 100% result-driven, but if you still are looking for an at-Home method to fix your car scratch, there are a lot of special scratch kits made especially for such times. Although the kit is composed of these methods, the kit still is adapted especially for car paint, which means that using the kit is less-risky, more result-driven.
Here at an Auto Garage in Dubai, we offer a wide range of such special kits specially designed for car scratches just so that you could maintain your vehicle in perfect condition in between the scheduled visits to the auto service. If the scratch still is visible even after applying all the above methods, call in an expert who knows how to deal with car scratches just so that you taking care of the car using DIY methods doesn’t result in worsening the car scratch.