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. The scratches makes the car look older and worn out than they actually are. The minor scratches can be done by anyone who knows all there is to know about the fixing and have the right equipment, while the major ones will need an expert to do what they do best. The ones that run deep are the ones that you should be calling the professional about while those that are on the first layers are easy to fix and you can DIY. Knowing when to do it yourself and when to call them is important.
The first step in DIY is identifying the problem. Hand washing your car is recommended and the let it dry on the sun to be able to see all the dents. As you do that, it is the time to run your fingers on the car to determine whether it is actually a scratch and you know when your nails get caught up or scratched. It is very important to fix these scratches no matter how minor they seem because failure to which leads to build up of dirt and moisture that causes rust which affects your car finishing and leaves it looking older.
When you have decided that there is actually a problem, the next thing is to take care of 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. When the car is cleaned and dried, use the wax and grease remover on the affected area and then use the sandpaper if there is rust to remove it. What you use will depend on what kind of a problem you will be having and if you are having a scratch, you will use a brush that you will guide along the scratch using little pressure. If you have paint chips, you will use the micro applicator to apply several layers of the paint coats and leave it to dry. For the dents, use the artist’s brush to apply several thin layers and sand each layer as it dries.
There are those times when the scratch is so deep that an expertise will be required to assess and fix it and when you do that yourself, you will be risking making the problem worse. When you want such a problem to be done expertly and using the least time, go to that expert shop because they have the resources to do that. Knowing when to do what will save you a lot of trouble.