Best way to touch up paint scratches?

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by fitz, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. fitz

    fitz .

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2005
    Messages:
    32,885
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    MA
    Hi, was looking for some advice for touching up minor scratches. Is there anything you recommend?

    Not a big deal I drive a pos '00 explorer sport anyway but was just curious if there was any good way to try and hide some little blemishes.

    thanks
     
  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

    Joined:
    May 5, 2000
    Messages:
    160,554
    Likes Received:
    890
    Location:
    Home of the Texas Rangers
    The first thing I'd recommend it trying to polish them out (see detailing EDU for product recommendations) and see if that diminishes them enough. Often what people think are scratches are paint transfers (paint from another vehicle, side of the garage door, etc) from something else that polishes off completely.

    If you have scratches that actually catch your fingernail, you may be able to minimize them by polishing but touch up paint would probably work better.
     
  3. fitz

    fitz .

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2005
    Messages:
    32,885
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    MA
    any particular brand of touch up paint, and best place to get it?
    thanks scott
     
  4. SoySauciAl

    SoySauciAl Guest

    touchup looks like crap on scratches and wont last.. i know, i do touchup for a living. you can only get away with it on lower panels.
     
  5. MartyFukstein

    MartyFukstein OT Supporter

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Messages:
    9,686
    Likes Received:
    0
    paintscratch.com
     

Share This Page