Cars have flat, shiny and sometimes metallic surfaces. You may not have noticed that they can have some minor scratches built up over time. The most important thing to know here is WHY cars can get these faint, web-like scratches in order to help you choose how to prevent them and remove them.
Common Causes for These Kind of Marks:
There can be several reasons why marks are caused. Firstly, the most common cause in improper washing techniques. This is why we recommend our mobile car detailing Brisbane crew for the best results. Using the wrong type of material or cleaner on your car paint can cause small and fine scratches. These usually appear as circular but are generally multiple scratches starting and finishing at different angles and directions that give this illusion.
Sometimes the clear coat gets damaged, and ultimately, the car accumulates scratches. A clear coat is applied to protect the paint, however, UV rays can deteriorate it, and as a result, it can be prone to these faint scratches much more.
Any touching of the paint while there is fine, particulate matter on there - including wiping a dusty car surface, brushing up against it or even shammying the car when it is not completely spotless.
What Are The Types of Scratches?
Your car can get different types of scratches. They can be:
Clear Level Scratch:
The scratches caused on the clear coat or the outermost coat of the car are called clear-level scratches. It can be caused due to UV rays, acid rain, dust etc. This scratch can be taken out real easily.
Primer Level Scratch:
Sometimes the scratch cuts off the first level paint coat on the car, and then it proceeds further into the primer. If it is not repaired properly, it may lead to rust damage as the metallic layer of the car could be exposed to water and oxygen.
Deep Paint Scratch:
Sometimes the scratch on the car is so severe that you can see the metal sheet of the car as well as the under-layers of paint and primer. This sort of scratch on car paint is hard to remove. This scratch is caused because sometimes the surface has been scratched with keys or another sharp object. The car may have been driven into or a long a hard surface like stone or metal.
Can scratches be prevented?
If you are facing issues regarding the scratches on your car’s surfaces - Then we can help you. There are different treatments for removing scratches on cars. We are here with the best treatments for scratch removal and overall improvement of appearance. Below are the best methods for you:
General Care and Consideration
General changes to the way we clean and care for our cars can improve their defense against micro scratches. This might include changing cleaning methods, being more cautious with handbags/backpacks, finger nails and clothing scraping against car surfaces. This might even include finding a car parking space a bit further away from the front door at the shops in order to lessen the likelihood that someone else might scratch the car.
Defensive Car Paint Protection Options:
You can ask us about car paint protection options. These come in the form of waxes, sealants and ceramic coatings - each with different strengths in defense against those dreaded scratches and chips. These will add to your car’s layer of defense to help prevent.
How can a car paint correction service get rid of scratches:
Getting the help of a professional can help you get rid of the scratches once they have happened. This usually involves two-stage paint correction which involves machine polishing the clear coat, enough to remove swirl marks and micro marring. This is followed up with a finishing pad to smooth it all over before a wax or a sealant to protect the paint is applied.
Web-like scratches aren’t the end of the world, use these handy tips to avoid them. If the worst happens and you find that they are starting to appear more often, then you can have a chat to us about restoring your paintwork to its former glory.