If you have determined your scratch is more of a “gouge”, scrape or chip and requires car touch up paint there are some things you must understand about the process.
Once you understand a few secrets, doing really nice car touch up paint repairs yourself will be a snap! There are a lot of misconceptions about how…to do car touch up paint repairs. Believe me I have seen it all…the amount of totally wrong information on the internet on doing auto touch up paint repairs is shocking.
...there is a fundamental difference between removing scratches on the clear coat and a touch up paint repair.
Removing Scratches on the clear coat – you are really REMOVING the scratch, permanently! You are actually removing a microscopic amount of clear coat in order to get the surface flat again. Thus you have removed the defect that was causing the reflection…a scratch! Typically scratches that DO NOT penetrate to the color layer can be removed although there are limits. If you do the "fingernail" test this will give you an indication of how to SAFELY proceed.
...car touch up paint repairs - you are actually ADDING to the scratch to "remove" it."
Sounds weird huh? You can not "remove" a deep scratch, chip or scrape because to flatten it out would require wet sanding excessively and you would make a even bigger "sore thumb". So you need to "camouflage" the scratch to get it to "visually disappear" into the surrounding paint finish when you are doing car touch up paint repairs.
NEVER EVER use the brush on a bottle of touch up paint. It will apply WAY too much paint and do it in a very messy way. BLOBSVILLE!
You may have heard the term "blob". I hate this word...it's EXACTLY WHAT YOU DON'T WANT after you lay down the paint. One reason this term "blob" came about is by consumers, innocently, using the useless brush on a bottle of OEM paint when doing automobile touch up paint fix.
... with simple techniques you can apply automobile touch up paint by hand with professional looking results.
...to get the nicest touch up paint repair possible you must level the touch up paint flush with the surrounding finish.
The Ultimate Car Scratch Remover system bundled custom touch up paint kit comes with everything you need to do this One of the biggest “secrets” to doing professional looking touch up paint repairs is to “surgically” apply touch up paint. It takes VERY little touch up paint to do a repair correctly. This is one case where more is NOT better! This is a STEP- BY-STEP system if you can watch a few videos you can do this!