Auto Touch Up Paint

What about dings, nicks, and scratches?

From light bumper scuffs and small dings in parking lots to purposeful vandalism, all cars and trucks get them; it?s just a matter of time. At the least, they?re annoying. If not taken care of, they can lead to a general ?I don?t care anymore? treatment, or even rust or more serious damage.

What needs to be done?

If a scratch is minor, it may only need a car scratch remover, or can be buffed out with a wax. In other minor cases, a paint pen will do the trick. If the damage is more severe, a larger amount of paint will be needed, as well as additional items like sandpaper, primers, and other body repair supplies and/or equipment.

What are my options?

The vehicle can either be taken to a local dealer or auto body shop, or the owner can purchase touch-up paints, kits, and supplies. There are numerous automotive websites that explain how to prepare the vehicle and perform touch up painting, while others sell paints and kits, and some sites provide free preparation instructions online.


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