Scratches, nicks and dings are extremely common and can happen virtually anywhere that your vehicle is parked or when rocks or road debris are kicked up while you drive. It is simply impossible to protect your paint job from every possible rock, car door or set of keys that comes near your vehicle. Grocery store parking lots, the highway, the gym, the mall, work or even parked at home – your car is vulnerable everywhere.
Fortunately, there are many simple ways to repair these small scratches without spending thousands of dollars on a new paint job.
1. Automotive Paint Protection Film: There is no better way to keep your car looking brand new than having automotive paint protection film installed on your vehicle. It’s clear, so you can enjoy the paint color of your car, but it protects your car from damage from rock chips, scratches, air pollution, and even acid rain. This is a much less expensive option for your car than a new paint job every few years and it is a great idea to add paint protection film as your first vehicle modification.
2. Touch up paint: You can find your car’s paint color by looking for the manufacturer’s information slip, usually found on the metal decal under your hood, in the glove compartment or in the trunk. You can purchase touch up paint to match your car’s current paint job and quickly and easily repair the small scratch. If the scratch is deep, large or you are unsure about how to do this, you should consult with a repair shop.
3. Vehicle Wraps: Vehicle Wraps are another great way to protect your paint! You can give your car an entirely new look, protect the original paint job of your vehicle and even market your business. You can choose between full vehicle wraps and partial vehicle wraps, depending of your needs. Vehicle wraps can also be removed easily so you can easily change designs or revert back to your original paint job without affecting the resale value.
4. Careful Parking Job: You can also take precaution against scratches by parking straight in parking spaces, parking a little further away in a parking lot, or parking your car in your garage if you can. Doing so can minimize the likelihood that your car will get hit by another car door, a set of keys or even someone brushing it while walking by.
5. Protect your paint job: Waxing, using conditioners and keeping your car clean can help you protect your paint job as well. There are many great products to keep your paint job looking good and like new.
Call Team Acme for help keeping your paint job looking brand new!
We understand that you want to keep your car free of scratches, dings and nicks. We have many services that can help with this. If you would like more information about automotive paint protection film or vehicle wraps, contact us today!