How to Repair a DEEP SCRATCH in Car Paint (DIY)

Datum objavljivanja: 26. Sij 2021.
Learn how to repair a deep scratch in the paint of your car. In this case someone keyed my car so I will show you how to remove a deep scratch from that using a touch up paint pen. Fixing scratches in your car's paint is simple and if they are just clear coat scratches it is even easier.
To remove deep scratches you need to clean the scratch, sand the scratch, use touchup paint on the scratch, sand that paint smooth with the factory paint job, add clear coat, and wet sand that smooth with the factory paint. Then you can polish the whole panel and you are done!
Clear Coat Scratch Repair:
Paint Pen:
1000-1500-2000 Grit:
3000 Grit Sandpaper:
5000 Grit Sandpaper:
Polishing Pad:
Microfiber Towel:
Isopropyl Alcohol:

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  • All dislike are from all bodyshop owner 🤣🤣

  • Can this method be used with paint chips or is there another method for that?

  • 775 dollar? I could have this entire panel resprayed for max. 250 euro sprayshop. At an offical repairshop for bigger insurance parties i would pay privately maybe 500 euro.

  • does this method also work on rock chips?

  • I just got a 2005 mini cooper for $800. It has a lot of rock chips on the hood. Also, the good won't latch. Thanks for the videos!!!

    • LOL, you answered my question when I finished the video at the end. Thanks so much!

  • I was driving qent past a gate, scratched the left side of the car badly and left a dent. My mom was pissed i have a deep deep scrat j on the back passengerr door how do we get rid of that plz help

    • @Calista V.B.P yeah I found the sandpaper and most of the things I needed were at autozone. The paint pen I found on Amazon and ordered it but I realized later when I went into autozone they sell them there. But check the paint code for you car and see if they have it for your make at autozone if not you can find all of it online.

    • @hiddenpower 6 I see, where can I get these products like an autozone? It’s like a deep gouge and I think I might have nightmares from this, it was just that I don’t have much practice with driving and made a loud screech, I thought it’s be fine but wasn’t, darn gate, darn me.. ty

    • @Calista V.B.P if you have no rust right now I highly suggest you start as soon as possible if you do all you really have to do is just use strong sandpaper to get rid of the rust and surrounding paint the top on the end of the pen Chris used is also good at removing it just takes a long time to get the rust out.

    • @hiddenpower 6 how do i do something about the rust part? Its a big scratch like thick in

    • I bought my truck used and it had dents and stuff all over and missing paint on those dents with some scratches. I followed this video and did everything he said I’m about to put my last section of clear coat on all of the spots a painted so far and then they are done they look good. And trust me the spots I repainted are about the size of my hand and they came out fine just follow this video and do some stuff a little different like how much paint you use do just follow what he says to do in this video and make sure you have the right paint and tools ( it’s not that bad I know nothing about car paint and how to fix it and I feel like i did good he explained everything well so just follow the video) ALSO FIX YOUR SCRATCH IMMEDIATELY IT WILL RUST AND IT WILL BE WAY HARDER AND LONGER I waited and it took me 4 days to finish 2 of them were removing rust.

  • Honestly this is a pretty good option for most people. In my case I have a truck which had a trailer on it, hitch poped up and rammed into the tailgate causing it to dent and scratch. The dent poped right out, however the paint damage made it obvious. I'll be giving this a shot and seeing how well it comes out, it's already a salvaged title truck so I don't need a professional job, I just don't want my paint to look like I abuse it.

  • DANG CHRIS!🙂👍👍👊

  • Hey Chris we got a Nissan Navara Pearl White so it has these small scratches not really visible if you don't mind it but it looks great if its removed any tips to remove it without the paint pen thingy?

  • Holy moly $775 to repair scratch on the panel at a body shop. Body shops are really charging up. No wonder auto insurance rates are going up & up.

  • Nice work 👍 Does it work on side skirts too?

  • White is not very difficult to match but when you have metallic colour paint hmmmmm thats another thing

  • Plot twist: Chris bought another car

  • Hey Chris, should I use a 3 in 1 polish with carnuba wax over the painted scratch or should I wait 30 days for paint to cure? 🤔

  • Wow! Going to do this with my car.

  • Thanks for the printer paper reference. Now I dont have to use the metric system. "Oh that's about 1 printer paper think"

  • 27 minutes for a 5 minute video.

  • Chrisfix can u do a destroyed car rebuild. It would be really interesting to see u do it

  • Your clearcoat scratch vid was excellent but unfortunately after performing your soap water test, I found out my scratch was through the paint, so here I am.

  • Does the advanceautoparts ship to Europe?

  • But now the whole panel will go hazy after time. 😭

  • can anybody recommend some other sand paper? these aren't available in Canada

  • if you went that far why not just use spray paint? right !!

  • That front right tire has to be clean af by now

  • I need to do this. Thought about getting one of those Bandaid stickers to cover it, but maybe I should just stop swiping stationary objects.

  • The berserk layer extraorally recognise because improvement alarmingly smash following a deep susan. highfalutin, ill coil

  • Hey Chris. I have several small circular areas on the hood of a car I just bought where the clear coat and paint in clearly eroded maybe from bird poop. Can I fix these the same way as a deep scratch?

  • How much is the ChrisFix brand soapy water?

  • 2009 : hey guuuuuuuyzz 2021 : hey guuuuuyzz

  • Great job Chris as always, thank you

  • Thanks for your hard work on these videos. You have one new fan! The first CF video I watched has caused my cars interior and exterior to become like a freshly bought 2nd hand car from the main dealer! Although this video will aid me to correct a slight bump on the rear bumper, (don’t know what you call it over the pond!).

  • That was incredible I didn't know you could repair it like that!

  • 15:11 but man gravity is an unproven theory..

  • LOL soapy wooder!!

  • Chrisfix is amazing

  • I am impressed!

  • would this method work on cracked paint?

  • I don't even own a car

  • Awesome video, quick question i have a small one on the hood about 3 inches, would you still sand the entire hood at the end prior to polish or can you sand a smaller area?

  • Thanks ❤️

  • You missed the fine tip that’s under the abrasive tip if you pull the clear cap.

  • Those people who disliked this video, I really got a problem with them.

  • Where do you live,, lol,, just wanna drop my car to you. :(.

  • "it's not gonna be perfect" *Litarally makes it perfectly shiny and scratch free*

  • I have not painted car before, after watching so many videos I didn't learn much, but after watching ur video I have learn how to paint. Your details instructions are so helpful and amazing, thank you

  • Hey Chris, thanks for the video. I'm trying to fix a similar scratch on my car and am trying to buy these items in Canada (Toronto). Advanceautoparts don't ship to Canada, so any leads on where to get good deals?

  • thanks Chris you make me feel confident to do these type of things been watching since 2017

  • Will that panel fade differently compared to the rest of the car in the next few months or so?

  • Hey Chris long time subscriber! I did everything step by step, but on mine you can see clear lines/sections that have been worked on even after buffing. Any idea why this would be? My car is silver

  • thanks...tree limb from ice storm scratched my truck pretty bad was bummed about it but i see it's fixable now, thanks again!!!

  • Honestly it wouldnt surprise me if you know a way to repair peeling clear coat

  • I just want to comment on the dupli-color touch-up pens used in the video. While they feature a very clever design, you probably can’t find one in your exact color. The company website does not sell directly, and the pens appear to be available in only a half-dozen colors, at least that is the case at my local auto parts store. That said, the color used in this video was close enough to do a good repair. Maybe you’ll get lucky. Not criticizing Chris, I’m a subscriber and a big fan.

    • Definitely a good idea to shop around and make sure you get the right color! Thanks a lot!

  • Who watches these videos but never do the things Chris does

  • How do I get my own patented ChrisFix bionic reciprocating power arm featured at 20:16? I don't see a link for it in the description.

  • Hey Chris, what is the panel is made of plastic such as a plastic roker panel or dog leg. Will this process work?

  • Every time you say/write "wooder" I will assume you are saying "water", just saying!

  • im sad I finally have to watch these videos but im happy they are available how bitter sweet

  • What about metallic paint?

  • I don’t even need this, I just watch this because it is entertaining 😂

  • Recently someone keyed my car, I used your method. My car is a dark blue color (Audi Scuba blue) when I started so sand down the applied paint, it faded and the scratch came out as faded blue. I'm not sure if I did something wrong? anyone have any idea why? Is it the paint that I purchased or is it because of a dark color ?

  • I have a few questions about finding an oil leak I have tried everything I feel like and it’s driving me insane

  • "Now what we have here is a minivan that has been hit by a tomahawk missile in Kandahar... First, were gonna need some soapy wooder"

  • Nicely done thank you

  • I cant find my paint pen color☹️ not even on google to order it online. I have an 08 kia sorento and my paint code is AY

  • Hey, guys, ChrisFix here! And today, I'm going to show you how to repair a deep scratch in your car's paintwork. You can see right here, we have a really deep scratch that goes across the entire fender which was from somebody who keyed the car, they vandalized it. Now, if you have a deep scratch cause somebody keyed the car because a shopping cart hit it because you scraped up against something or somebody scraped up against you, whatever the deep scratch was caused by, I'm gonna show you how to repair it inexpensively using one of these automotive paint pens. Now, a paint pen like this is around $15 to $20 and I want you to keep that in mind because this isn't gonna get you 100% perfect results. It's not going to be like if they re-sprayed the panel. The best way to repair this would be to sand the entire panel down to remove the scratch and then respray and feather and blend your paintwork into the adjacent panels.

  • Can you also do this to interior pieces? My girlfriend has a VW beetle 2008, and some of her interior is plastic, that is the same color as the paint on the body of the car. Am I able to do the same procedure, on plastic? It's less of scratches, and more like a chip.

  • Gud diese

  • is the method works to repair scuffs on bumper?

  • This car has come so far

  • If it’s on black plastic and the color of your car is a bright color, I’d recommend putting a grey or light primer in it before paint.

  • Thank you Chris for showing how to fix scratches on a white paint car

  • Has anybody tryed this on a black car? How does is look? I want to do do it but I am not convinced that it blends as well as it does on a white car

    • @ChrisFix gonna do it next week then, thank you so much

    • It blends just the same on any color. Mistakes at the clear coat step will be more noticeable on a black car,

  • Ok got it now , please do not mind my previous question

  • Eh Chris what's that bottle you are holding called? Thanks

  • Wish I seen this 2 weeks ago before I did my touch paint. I had no idea you could make it look this good! I will totally redo my spots later on when the temps warm up a bit. Thanks Chris!

  • person who key'd this car has got to be raging now. not only did the damage they caused thinking will be an expensive cost end up costing very little but its also making Chrisfix some Money and showing over 1 Million people how to do it themselves too!. Thank you person who key'd the car!

  • can you spray clearcoat on it?? instead of using this small brush??? and maybe entire panel ??? after wetsand entire panel ???

  • best videos for cars in youtube

  • Dope thanks im a go get those little scratches off my car

  • Im 14 and watch these for content

  • I love your videos, Chris: you're a model to me. I was also curious about haters who watch your videos and let comments. They're many (like I have many haters too on my videos!), but let them in theire poor mind... V

  • Chrisfix, making the world a better place.

  • All the dislikes are from exes who keyed their significant others car.

  • I have a gouge where it looks like somebody scraped the end of a shovel on it and there's some surface rust is it the same steps for the most part?

  • Does it work on a bumper ?

  • Need help!! Today I bought this pen from an auto shop. Proceeded to follow the directions on the pen and now I have a couple of lumpy dots on my car. Then I found your video. I also already added the clear coat. They all have rust. What do I do? I ordered the polish and the sandpaper. The sandpaper comes in a multipack goes from 1000-7000.

  • Oh having a purple car

  • Can i use ethilic alcohol instead isopropyl alcohol ? Or i damage my paint ?

  • I literally fell asleep watching this, his voice is so soothing😭

  • Is it normal for the touch up paint to initially appear darker than the original paint?

  • No noodle needed?

  • Someone help... will this work on chipping paint??

  • Nice job Chris. I appreciate the hard work on the animations you did also.

  • I wrap a paint stirring stick with sandpaper. Cheap and great results.

  • How about some "soapy wooder" t-shirts?

  • Sand Papper!

  • Can u use break cleaner instead of alcochol?

  • I’m curious, could this paint application be done with a modelling spray gun if the paint is thin enough? Might save a bunch of time if there are a lot of scratches.

  • You estimated 775 $ for that paint repair but in India it would cost you around 70 $ (5500₹) only .

  • when will the drift stang video come back