How to Remove Scratches from Car PERMANENTLY EASY
Hey guys, Chris Fix here. Today, I'm going to show you how to remove scratches from your car's paint. Now there are a few types of scratches and in this tutorial we're going to fix the most common scratch, the clear coat scratch. There are many ways you get clear coat scratches just like this. Maybe someone was walking up and rubbing against your car and a zipper or something grabbed the paint. Maybe someone cleaned your car, or you cleaned your car, and by mistake you had some grit or something on here and you rubbed a nice scratch into the paint. Heck, even the other day my friend said their dog jumped up onto the side of their car because they were so excited to see them. And left a couple of nice size scratches on the side of their door.
So we all know there's tons of ways to get scratches on your car. We'll I'm gonna show you how to remove scratches so it goes from this To this! Using 5 simple steps you could do it at home. The first step is to wash down the area with soapy water and a towel. The second step is to mask the area so you know where the scratch is at. The third step is to sand the sratch with 3000 grit and then 5000 grit sandpaper The forth step is to use polish. And then the final step is to buff it with wax
And the best part is, that this can all be done at home and it will cost you only a couple of bucks. As always, all of the products that I'm using in this tutorial are listed in the description. If you are having a hard time finding 3000 grit and 5000 grit sandpaper, just check the description for the link. Before we get started, fixing scratches can be intimidating so I wanna explain what well be doing when we remove a scratch. Now the paint on your car has three main layers. The first coat is a primer that goes over the bare metal of the car. The second coat is the base coat which is the paint gives your car it's color. And the third coat, we have a clear coat which protects the paint and gives it it's glossy shine.
This is the thickest paint layer. At one to two mills (millimeters) which is one to twothousands of an inch To give you an idea, that's about how thick a ZipLock bag or a garage bag is. And the final layer really isn't a paint layer but I wanted to include it because it is important. And its a protection layer called the quot;Wax layerquot; which helps fill in small imperfections. It also helps to protect against light scratches and water marks. Now the reason you can see a scratch in the clear coat is because when light hits the scratch it stands out. On scratch free paint, when light hits the paint it reflects back in a constant pattern.
But when there is a scratch the light reflects back differently and it catches your eye. So what we are going to do is to smooth out that scratch so light doesn't catch it anymore. So it goes from this. To this. Or from this. To this. And im going to show one more. This.
To this. Since this process works on clear coat scratches, how do you know if your scratch is a clear coat scratch. Well it is actually pretty simple. One of the easiest ways is to just get some soapy water and spray it down. And if it disappears with soapy water then its a clear coat scratch Once it dries it will come back just like that. This happens because the scratch fills with water and the reflection matches the rest of the paint. Now with what I'm about to show you in this tutorial you cant use it to fix deep scratches. Like this one. Right here.
Can You Easily Remove Car Scratches With Toothpaste Watch Me Put it To Test
Hey folks, my name is Tony Aluneedtono andI am a used car dealer here in southern California. Now my family has been in the used car dealerbusiness for over a 130 years and I've sold thousands of cars, anything from small economycars to high end luxury cars. But one type of car I could never sell though, was a carthat was all scratched up. So today I am going to reveal to you a closely kept secret ofthe used car dealer business which is, how you can remove scratches from your car, usingnothing but a tube of crest toothpaste with tartar protection, and a microfiber towel.Now I don't mind telling you guys this on but I don't want my direct competitionacross the street to know this, so lets go
in the garage there's more privacy there.Alright this is much better, so yeah I am going to demonstrate this to you guys on thisspare trunk lid I got laying here in the collision center, and as you can see it's got some scratchesand scuff marks here and it looks like it scraped up against something at some point.You know I was actually going to demonstrate this on one of the car's out there on thelot but there are no car car's out there with scratches on them. Because when we get thecars off the trucks here, I got a couple of guys out there with towels and toothpastegoing over them, taking all the scratches out, from there it's on to the show room,customer shows up and, thumpp we make a sale.
Alright some of you that are handy probablyguessed the first step, which is to get some soapy water and cotton towels and clean thedamaged area. Next you want to grab a tube of toothpaste and than you want to apply agenerous amount to your paper towel or microfiber towel preferably. And than you want to spreadthat over the damaged area. Alright, next you want to give this 5 to 10 minutes, allowingfor the sodium fluride thats in the toothpaste to do it's majic, which as some of you thatknow basic chemistry basically is reacting with the base coat on top of the clear coaton this panel from whatever object this scraped up against, and than from there also reactingwith the clear coat in the damaged area where
the scratches are and softening it and kindof giving it a smooth finish. Alright so it's been about 10 minutes and I think we are readyfor the next step. So next we are basically going to buff out this toothpaste that's onhere with out microfiber towel. And this step is basically where the majic happens, seesince this toothpaste has tartar protection it has a grittiness to it and this grittinessis going to help us smooth out the edges on the scratches. Hopefully you guys can seethis but we got all the old scrape marks off and the old paint and basically have a smoothfinish now. And here is a closer shot and I don't know how well you guys are going tobe able to tell but this whole area was where
we had the scrape marks and scratches fromthe foreign object rubbing against this piece, but as you can see we got all the old paintmarks off, we got most of the scrape marks out, this is just remnents of the toothpaste,we just got one little scratch up here that's left and we can probably get that by reapplyingtoothpaste and buffing it out again. And if reapplying toothpaste doesn't take it outI guess we can always put some wax on it, that usually hides it. And if that doesn'twork we can always wet sand and buff it, I mean we are not entirely against doing actualwork here. So who freaking knew huhé So yeah hope this tutorial helped you out, if it diddo me a favor and share this tutorial spread
the word around, and I also want to take thisopportunity and wish any of my viewers that's a father a special and a happy father's daycause I know I am going to have a special day cause all my kids are going to gatheraround and throw me a big party, I'll probably get to meet some of them for the first time.So remember folks next time the body man or a detailer wants to charge you a couple ofhundred bucks to clean up some scratches on your panel, just grab yourself a tube of toothpasteand tell that guy to go ffff. And let me stop tony right there before he gets me into anymore trouble, as some of you might have guessed this is one of my myth busting tutorial's, Isaw a tutorial on of someone using a