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In part 1 of this 3 part series, we discussed what to do if your car needs touch up paint as an auto dental removal service. We talked about how to decide if you can DIY your touch up paint, or if you should bring it in for car dent and scratch repair.

Today we are going to discuss scratches in particular. Scratches happen! But they don’t have to stay for long. The best thing you can do for the longevity of your car is to fix scratches right away.

Pristine Dent Repair knows that having your car last longer and look good means a lot to you. That is why we want to walk you through what to do when you have a minor scratch, as well as when to utilize our scratch repair services. 

What To Do When Your Car Needs Minor Scratch Repair

Scratches on your vehicle are bad for several reasons. They allow rust to form on your car, they lower your vehicle’s value, and they don’t look very good. 

If you have a scratch on your car or even a few scratches it is time for you to decide how you want to go about repairing them.

Regardless of how you decide to fix your scratches, make sure you do get them fixed pronto!

Evaluate The Damage 

The first step to deciding on which route to take when fixing your minor scratches is to evaluate the level of damage. 

Here are the three typical types of scratches:

  1. Clearcoat scratches
  2. Primer scratches 
  3. Paint Scratches 

The size and/or amount of scratches is another factor in determining the severity.

If you have one small clear coat scratch then you may be able to fix it yourself without much trouble. However, if you have a deeper scratch, a lot of scratches, or a large scratch then it may be best to have a professional do it.

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Decide If You Have The Skill And Ability To Fix It Yourself 

You know yourself and your skillset.  If you think you could do a car dent and scratch repair,  but it would take a lot of time and effort then ask yourself if you are willing to put in the time. 

If you are not sure that fixing scratches on your vehicle is something you are going to excel at, then some great pros can do it for you quickly and with much higher quality.

For those who know they will be great at it and are willing to put in the time and effort. The next thing to do is to discover when fixing dents at home is a good idea.

The average person will be able to remove a clear coat scratch with some effort. The deeper the scratch the more difficult it is to fix at home.

Know How To DIY

Now that you have decided if you are dealing with a scratch that you can fix at home. It is time to discover how to DIY. 

As we discussed clear coat scratches are the type of scratches that people will have the most success with at home. So we are going to go over how to fix a clear coat scratch yourself.  

Click here for a guide on how to do a DIY scratch repair.

Know When To Contact Professional For Minor Scratch Repair

If you fall under any of the following categories then you should hire a professional:

  1. Your scratch is more than a small clear coat scratch. 
  2. You don’t have time.
  3. You don’t have the skills.
  4. You want your scratch repair to be high quality.

Hire Pristine Dent Repair For Car Dent And Scratch Repair Services

Pristine Dent Repair is a professional business full of experts who will quickly fix your minor scratches and make your car look as good as new. 

If you decide that you do want professionals to fix your car scratches, then come to Pristine Dent Repair. We will serve you with care and quality service.

If you need help repairing your car’s minor scratches click here to contact Pristine Dent Repair for a free quote today.