How do you get deep scratches out of clear coat? Usewet/dry 2,000 grit sandpaperto sand down the scratch. Soak sandpaper in cold water for 10 min. Spray the surface with water and start sanding applying some pressure.
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How do I know if a scratch is just in the clearcoat?
Clear coat scratches are usually not very deep and can be polished out. But how do I know if the scratch is just in the clear coat? The scratches might feel smooth to the touch and in many cases can disappear when water is sprayed onto them. Deeper scratches that cut through the clearcoat are very difficult to polish out by hand.
How do you get scratches out of a clear coat?
Sand the area with a fine-grit, non-woven scratch pad. Using firm but even pressure, sand the affected area. Sand 5 to 6 inches (13 to 15 cm) past the affected area into the unaffected area, which will be the blending section. Remove as much of the old clear coat as you can.
Why does the clear coat on my car look scratched?
On some cars, your fingernails can cause the clear coat to look scratched. You will notice scratches like these around the door handles in particular. Also around the fuel cap can be a magnet for scratches.
How often do you repair scratches in your clear coat?
That means that only a tiny layer of your clear coat gets cut away each time. For deeper scratches you will end up removing more of your clear coat. I tend to repair a few scratches occasionally, probably one every few months. I will just do a few door handles and maybe some light scratches around the door.