Know How Bad A Scratch Is Before Attempting To Apply Touch Up Paint

Taking care of your car requires paying attention to details. This means details on the inside and the outside. There is nothing more frustrating than coming across a new scratch, ding, or dent. This is especially true if a chip in the paint happens. For minor chips, it is not always necessary to take your vehicle into a Bakersfield shop for a complete exterior overhaul. Using touch up car paint is a DIY project that many people can accomplish.

Always choose the color of paint that matches your car’s color code. This code can be found next to a VIN number plate. Completely clean the area of the chipped paint. Lightly sand the chipped spot until there is no surface unevenness. Mix the paint according the manufacturer’s instructions. Apply the paint conservatively. After the paint cures, buff and wax the car to even its surface appearance.

Sometimes, it is very difficult to tell how bad a chip or scratch really is. If it has gone completely through the paint, and into the metal body, more than touch up paint might be needed. The detail specialists at Barber Honda can help determine the extent of chip damage. Don’t ignore a chip in your car’s paint. It could lead to things like corrosion spots. Call our shop for an appointment to do any touch up paint job.



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