Scratch Repair Process
First, we’ll assess the depth of the scratch. The paint finish of a car is composed of three layers: primer, base coat and clearcoat. The base coat gives your car its color and the clearcoat protects your car’s finish. The deepest scratches penetrate the primer, while superficial scratches might only nick the clearcoat.
Next, we’ll ensure we have the exact match for your car’s paint. Automotive paints have a unique factory paint code that can be obtained from manufacturers and dealers in order to ensure there is a perfect match.
Our next step is to prepare your vehicle for the scratch repair. Before applying the matching paint, we’ll clean the whole area with a preparatory solvent as it is important that the entire area be completely free of all dirt, debris, rust or oils. We’ll then prepare the damaged area directly by feathering the edges with special sanding tools to ensure a seamless touch up. Touch-up paint can be applied with special small brushes and other tools suitable for the size of the damage to your paint job, followed by a clearcoat identical to your car’s finish.
The final step is to level, polish and perfect the touch up. With a wet sanding system, we’ll ensure your scratch repair is flush to your entire paint job, followed by fine-cut polishing the area with a specialized car polisher.