How to Fix Scratches

May 23, 2018 - 1 minute read

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Lending a Hand to Clarksville Area Ford Drivers

If you like to keep your car looking brand-new, there's no way you'll live with a scratch on the exterior. Thus, we at Apple Ford are here to tell you how to remove scratches on your own. With a little help from us, that scratch will be gone in no time.

While there are many products said to do the trick, we're going to tell you what we would buy. While miracle pens are the most cost-effective way to approach the problem, they're not likely to produce the best outcome. So, we recommend Automotive Touchup's kit. This kit includes everything needed for your vehicle's make and model, and it costs approximately $50.00.

What to Do:

  • Make the scratch worse: This may sound crazy, but you have to sand away at the scratch first. You'll want to sand it down to the bare metal.

  • Apply sandable primer: This spray will fill in the sandpaper scores you just created. Apply three coats (waiting 5-10 minutes between applications). A lot of this process involves waiting; however, if you rush it, you will see signs of the scratch when finished. Patience is a virtue here.

  • Apply the base coat color: Spray coating and then sand gently again. You will repeat this process a few times (using softer sandpaper after each coat). Once again, make sure to wait a few minutes in between applications.

  • Apply the gloss clear coat: The last coat you apply will be a clear one. This will seal the deal. By the following morning, the paint should be hardened!

  • All set to take to the open highway!

We hope you find these instructions useful. However, if you're not a DIY kind of guy or gal, feel free to schedule service with our Ford dealer near Clarksville. We will remove any scratches and dings in a jiffy. With expert-level technicians working on your vehicle, you won't even remember where the scratch was! At Apple Ford, we get the job done right...the first time. No amateurs allowed in our service center!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Ford dealer near Clarksville at (866) 841-9642. We are ready and willing to answer any questions you may have. When it comes to fixing up imperfections, we're the pros; thus, we can tell you how to do it properly...or, we can do it for you. The choice is yours; however, we think our skills may just give you a run for your money.

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