It is not surprising that license plates can cut into the clear coat and leave nasty deep scratches. That is what happened to this white Mercedes Benz. After the owner have removed the license plate, he saw deep clear coat scratches. In today’s post, I wanted to show you how you can repair it yourself.
The removal process involves some sanding, compounding, and polishing. No painting required. It should take you under an hour to fix. Start by getting all the materials first. (more…)
This Hyundai had deep clear coat scratches. The owner of the car was very upset when he saw it after coming back from the mall. I looked like someone scratched the car with a key. Bodyshops told the owner it would cost anywhere from $250 to $450 to remove and they would keep the car for one day. Most people don’t realize that these kind of scratches can be easily removed in just 15 min without any touch up paint. You can save a lot of money and time by doing the repair yourself. Just follow my easy step-by-step instructions below. (more…)
As you can see from the picture above, the scratch on this blue Volkswagen Passat was long and deep. Bodyshop wanted to charge the owner $450 for removing it. That is a lot of money for removing a clear coat scratch. In this post, I will show you how you can remove this scratch for only $20.
This repair is extremely easy to do. It includes sanding, rubbing compound, and polishing compound. I recommend applying wax at the end to seal the repair. It will take you no more than an hour to complete it. (more…)
As you can see from the picture above, this black Cadillac CTS had a deep clear coat scratch. Bodyshops would charge you anywhere from $300 -$500 to remove it and you would be without a car for a few days. In this post I will show you how to remove this scratch in 5 easy steps. No experience needed. The steps include sanding clear coat, applying rubbing compound, polishing compound and wax.
To save you money, I am listing products under “items you will need” and “optional items”. I don’t want you to feel overwhelmed by long list of things you need to buy to do the repair. You will only need few things to get it done right. All the optional items are just great products and tools that can be used not only for this repair, but also to maintain a beautiful appearance of your car. (more…)
In this post I will show you how to remove a long deep clear coat starch from Toyota Tacoma. This kid of damage can be easily fixed by using sandpaper and rubbing compound. This will work only if paint is not damaged. If you can see a primer, the scratch is too deep and needs to be touched up with paint.
The whole job should take you no more than 15 min. Although this scratch can be removed by hand, using Dual Action Polisher will save you some time and improve the outcome. Watch the video first, than follow my step-by-step instructions. (more…)
This car had a small dent on the side. To repair something like this, will cost you hundreds of dollars at the bodyshop. Who has extra money in this economy? In this post, I will tell you how to do the same repair for a fraction of the cost.
All of my car paint repair tutorials are designed for beginners with no prior experience. I try to provide as much information as possible including step-by-step pictures and videos. (more…)
In this post I will show you how to repair deep bumper scratches on Porsche Cayenne. As you can see from the photo above, scratches went through the clear coat layers and paint layers, but didn’t damage the primer. Although the damaged area looks small, you will need to spray paint it to get an even coverage. This type of repair can cost anywhere from $300-$500 at the body shop and you will be without the car for a few days. You can do the same repair yourself and save hundreds of dollars.
This project will take you a few hours to complete and can be done over the weekend. The key to success is patience. Make sure to take your time doing each step the right way instead of rushing it. (more…)
This red Ford had a peeling paint on the spoiler. It was originally painted by a bodyshop which didn’t do a very good job, but did charge hundreds of dollars for it. The paint starts to peel if cheap products or incorrect process was used. In this post, you will learn how to fix peeling paint yourself. This step-by-step tutorial is designed for beginner with no experience.
This project will take you a few hours to complete. It can be done over the weekend. You will have to spend some time waiting for the layers of paint to dry, so grab a case of cold beer. All of the products I recommend, can be ordered online. They are high quality, but still affordable.In case you are on a very tight budget, I listed products under “necessary items” and “optional items”. (more…)
In this post I will show you how to spray paint a plastic bumper that was improperly painted by a local bodyshop. After paying hundreds of dollars to a bodyshop, you would think that the paint job would last. But it is not always the case. Not all bodyshops know what they are doing. Some of them just try to cut corners. As a result of improper repair process, the paint on the bumper of this Mitsubishi started to peel.
The only way to repair this damage, is to strip the old paint, apply plastic adhesion promoter, follow it with primer, touch up paint and clear coat. This project will take you just a few hours to complete. You can do it over the weekend. If the weather is nice, do it outside in a shade. (more…)
This Lexus IS had a peeling paint on the spoiler. The spoiler was painted before, but incorrect products or process was used resulting in a car paint peeling. The reason is that some of the layers lost adhesion with the surface under it. Since not all paints stick to plastic, you need to follow the plastic paint procedures to ensure a successful paint job. To fix this paint, you will need to strip as much of old paint as possible and spray paint it with new one. You can do this project over the weekend. (more…)