Tips On Fixing Your Car Yourself And Knowing When You Need The Professional Help
We get scratches on our cars all the time due to various reasons. These stretches apart from the inconveniences that the can cause, makes our cars look older that they really are. Some of the scratches are really minor and can be fixed by an individual with the right tools and knowledge and some will require a professional to do it. The ones that can be done by anyone are the ones on the clear coat while the ones that run deep will require an expert. Knowing when to do it yourself and when to call them is important.
When you feel like you can do it yourself, the first thing is to identify the scratch or rather the problem. Washing is the best step to do that and hand washing is the most recommended whereby you do that and let it dry on the sun where you will be able to see all the dents. Then run your fingers on the scratch to determine whether it is actually a scratch and you will know it is when the finger nail gets stuck. No matter how small or minor the scratch may seem, it is very vital that you actually fix them as soon as possible because failure to which will lead to accumulation of dirt and moisture that will become dirt eventually.
The next thing after identifying the problem is to fix it. Depending on the kind of problem the you are having, you will need an artist’s brush, paint syringe, wax and grease remover sandpaper, and paint that has the same color as your vehicle. The wax and the grease remover is used when the car has been cleaned on the areas that you plan to do the repair and the sand is to remove any rust that might be present. To repair scratches on your car you will need a paint syringe that you will fill with paint and guide the brush head along the scratch using minimal pressure. When you are having a paint chip, use a micro applicator to apply several layers of the paint on it and leave it to dry. The artist’s brush will be used when you are having a dent to apply few thin layers on the dents while you sand each layer as it dries.
Sometimes the scratch run s deep and such require an expert assessment and repair and an attempt to do them by yourself will lead to further damage on the surrounding area. The professional repair shop have professionals with experience, certifications and the equipment that will see the process done easily and professionally. Knowing when to do what will save you a lot of trouble.