Car scratch repair

Car scratch repair

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Fix those little scratches before they become big rust marks.

To complete this How-To you will need:

Your car's VIN number
Car-wash liquid
Clean cotton cloth
1,500- to 2,000-grit sandpaper
A small paintbrush
Touch-up paint

Step 1: Match paint to VIN

Write down your car's VIN number (located on your car's registration and your car's title) and take it to an auto shop so they can locate the precise paint color to match your vehicle.

Step 2: Get primer

Ask the salesperson if your car's paint is enamel-based and, if so, what kind of primer to use.

Tip: Buy paint in a spray can for easier application.

Step 3: Wash and dry

Wash the scratched area with car-wash liquid and dry with a clean cotton cloth.

Step 4: Sand scratch

Sand the area with very fine sandpaper.

Step 5: Brush away sanding dust

Brush away the sanding dust with a small, soft paintbrush.

Step 6: Re-sand

Re-sand to smooth out any bumps.

Step 7: Spray primer

Spray primer onto the scratch and allow it to dry overnight.

Step 8: Spray paint

Spray the area with touch-up paint or use the small paintbrush to apply a small amount of paint. Let it dry. If only all car repairs could be so easy!

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