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How to Repair Car Dents and Scratches

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Wondering how to fix a dent in your car? What about a small scratch? It is actually quite simple. Don Franklin Auto would be happy to show you how to fix a small dent in a car or how to fix scratches on a car. We want to help you keep your vehicle looking like new for as long as possible. Our service experts have the details.

How to Fix Scratches on Car

Have you recently noticed a small scratch on your car? Fixing it may not require the assistance of a professional. These permanent and temporary solutions can help protect the exterior.

  • Sandpaper – Shallow scratches just on the surface can easily be removed after cleaning the area and rubbing over it with 2000-grit wet sandpaper. Once it starts to get difficult to see the scratch, use a rubbing compound.
  • Candle wax – This method will not be a permanent fix, but it is beneficial to protect the body of your car until the scratch can be fully repaired. Gently rub the wax over the cleaned area to seal the scratch.
  • Super glue – This is a similar temporary method to that of the candle wax. It can also help to hide the scratch.

How to Fix a Dent in Car

It is possible for many Russel Springs, KY drivers to repair a small dent on their own. These methods may work well for you:

  • Plunger – Whether it’s the plunger from your bathroom or a car dent plunger, this tool can often pop out the dent in no time.
  • Hammer or Mallet – Using one of these on the opposite side of the dent can help knock the spot back into place. A hammer is better for smaller dents, but a mallet can be more helpful if the dent is a bit bigger. To avoid damaging your car even further, protect the side you are hammering with a towel, rag, or blanket.
  • Dent puller – This method is a bit more complex, and it is best to only try it if you have had experience using a dent puller in the past. It requires drilling a hole in the dent, lacing the wire through and pulling the dent back to surface level. Once these steps are complete, fill the hole, sand it down, and paint.

Don Franklin Auto is Here to Help!

If you find that the damage to your vehicle is best handled by a professional, bring it by the service center at Don Franklin Auto. We can get your car looking like new again. Contact us today with any questions fixing dents, removing corrosion, or to set up an appointment. We would be glad to answer any questions you may have.

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