Use This Not That
There’s a lot of misinformation out on the internet regarding what you can use to remove the scratches on your vehicle. Automotive grade paint really is the way to do it as anything else can potentially do more harm than good. There is a reason car manufacturers don’t use these items. Car paint is designed for a specific purpose and these alternate methods simply won’t do. Our color match technology will make sure that your car has the exact shade made by your manufacturer. That way your vehicle won’t look like a patchwork nightmare.
In this article, we are going to run through all the other options and explain why you shouldn’t use them.
Because our Touch Up Paint is waterborne, it has a very similar texture to nail polish. Because of this, sometimes people assume that you can just swap out the two interchangeably. Automotive paint and nail polish are, in fact, nowhere close to the same thing. There’s also the issue of color. Your car is a very specific color. Getting a blue nail polish that resembles your color means that your coat will look slightly off unless you’re willing to repaint your entire car with that nail polish.
First of all, a sharpie is ink not paint. Scribbling over the problem isn’t really going to do anything. Whatever fix it gives you is going to be temporary, ugly, and superficial. Also, the colors won’t match.
People tend to try and buff or polish out scratches with toothpaste. This is really an old wives tale. There are better products that will get rid of shallow scratches but if you need paint, there is no substitute.
Here is a fact about shoe polish:
Shoe polish is really hard to get off of car paint. So when the shoe polish you’ve put on your vehicle fades or changes color, you will just have a mismatched stain there forever.
Super Glue (Scratchy say NO)
Please don’t use super glue on your car. You will ruin your vehicle’s coat because it is super glue.
We’ve spent a lot of time talking about how creative solutions won’t give you the desired effect. But we understand that you might not be familiar with how touch up paint works. Getting your advice from online forums is great, but in this instance they are giving you an easy fix to something that’s actually a very simple yet important process. Using touch up paint on your vehicle isn’t complicated at all. So with that in mind, let’s learn a little about:
Automotive Touch Up Paint (Chippie say use this)
Nowadays, practically every vehicle you see driving on the road is painted in a basecoat/clearcoat paint system. The first layer down is the Primer. It makes sure that the paint adheres to the surface. The Basecoat is next. It is frequently referred to as the colorcoat because this layer is the actual color you see with your eyes. The waterborne paint creates a much deeper, vibrant color. Finally, we come to the Clearcoat. It is an extremely thin plastic outer layer on the painted surface of your vehicle. You can see the color through the clearcoat, whether it’s a gloss or a matte finish.