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How to Fix a Scratch on Your Car

Watch more How to Make Simple Car Repairs videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Fix a scratch on your car by cleaning, sanding, and painting over it. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Match paint to VIN Write down your car's VIN number (located on your car's registration and your car's title) and take it to an auto shop so they can locate the precise paint color to match your vehicle. Step 2: Get primer Ask the salesperson if your car's paint is enamel-based and, if so, what kind of primer to use. Tip Buy paint in a spray can for easier application. Step 3: Wash and dry Wash the scratched area with car-wash liquid and dry with a clean cotton cloth. Step 4: Sand scratch Sand the area with very fine sandpaper. Step 5: Brush away sanding dust Brush away the sanding dust with a small, soft paintbrush. Step 6: Re-sand Re-sand to smooth out any bumps. Step 7: Spray primer Spray primer onto the scratch and allow it to dry overnight. Step 8: Spray paint Spray the area with touch-up paint or use the small paintbrush to apply a small amount of paint. Let it dry. If only all car repairs could be so easy! Did You Know? From March to April 2008, a Vancouver man went on a car-keying spree, allegedly causing over a half million dollars worth of damage to about 1,000 cars.
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