Scratch Cross Section

Surface Science: Car Scratches

As any driver knows, surface scratches plague the visual aesthetics of a car's paint job. They make a paint finish look dull and neglected, and in some cases can cause the need for repainting. What most everyday drivers don't know is that there is a science behind scratches, and removing them isn't as easy as a simple wax or machine buff makes it Read More

Polishing Black Paint

Remove Scratches from Black Paint: Part II

Paintwork Correction (Polishing - Cutting) If you've read Part I of our series (Polishing - Preservation) then you know why you'd use  cutting over preservation. To introduce cutting, let me just say - no, this in no way damages or harms your car. In fact, most professional detail shops will 'cut' paint in order to suit their customers' needs of Read More

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Remove Scratches from Black Paint: Introduction

From experience at Chicago's premier hand car wash & auto detailing center, we've learned that not only are black cars popular, but that they also require more delicate care. We've put together a 4 part series highlighting proper technique and proper care when dealing with a delicate black paint finish. Read More

Red Corvette Stingray

Losing The Machine: Hand Polishing to Remove Scratches & Swirl-Marks

Don't be fooled. Just because your car has unsightly surface scratches and minor swirl-marks doesn't mean your car needs to be machine buffed. In fact, on a car such as this 1970 Corvette Stingray LT-1, it's a better idea to stay as far away from a machine as possible. Truth is, impurities like this can be taken care of easily and safely by Read More