Car scratched? No worries!!

"She is not just four wheels and an engine, she is home" 
 
Love at first sight is when you see your new car and you know she is the one. No matter how strong the car may be, we clean it as though it was the most fragile thing on the planet. Our clothes may say 'handle with care' but it’s our car that steals all the love. And what may be the biggest nightmare? Well of course, apart from getting stolen; a scratch. 
 
A car's body is just like a human body. As we have layers of skin so does it have layers of paint! Let us understand the various types of hurtful scratches it may get, and yes, how to get rid of them. 
 
1. Clear coat scratch
 
Just like we get some random scratches on our skin, having no pain but a tiny mark, that’s exactly what our car's scratches are like. The clear coat protects our car from sunlight, dust and the weather. A scratch on this is easy to handle. 
 
You need: Soapy water, polishing compound, and a clean cloth,
 
Steps: 
a) Clean the scratch with soapy water to get rid of all the dirt.
b) Apply a small amount of polishing compound on a pad or a microfiber cloth.
c) Polish the area with 10-12 strokes.
d) Pat the area dry and repeat if required. 
 
Simple, isn't it?   
 
2. Primer scratch 
 
Primer scratch is a step forward than clear coat scratch. This is similar to when a scratch leads to bleeding. This type of scratch goes beyond the color coat into the primer or right down to the metal. 
 
You need: Soapy water, sand with an ultra-fine automotive sand paper, and paint.
 
Steps: 
a) Wash the scratch with soapy water to remove the dirt and oil. Dry it with a towel.
b) Carefully apply the primer on scratch and let it rest overnight. 
c) Dip the ultra-fine automotive sand paper in water and start rubbing over the scratch in a circular motion.
d) Stop scrubbing when the standing color on surface is gone. 
e) Apply compound over the affected area. 
f) Now apply more paint to remove the residuals of the scratch.
g) To regain the glossy look, apply compound at the last step and you are good to go. 
 
Be the doctor to your car. Happy cleaning!
 

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