Touch-up Paint, Car, Scratches,

Touch-up Paint: What? When? Where? Why?

From the moment you drive a new car off the showroom floor, the attacks begin. Ravenous paint-eating contaminants like bird-do and acid rain hunger for your clear coat and paint. Filth billows up from the asphalt to do a dance on the lower portion of your front fascia, bumpers, and body side moldings, while thoughtless drivers terrorize your shiny Read More

3M, 1080, Wraps, Self Healing, Matte

Self Healing Vinyl Wraps to Remove Scratches and Imperfections

There are a number of self healing vinyl wraps on the market these days. Amongst this list is the 3M 1080 wraps. We got our hands on some and decided to play around with it to see just how effective it really is! We got our first glimpse of the self healing wraps in action while we were at SEMA in 2013. One of the attendees dug his nails into Read More


Matte Scratch Fever (Solving Scratches In Matte Paint)

Every so often I get an email from a concerned matte car owner asking about minor scratches in their paint—most of the time only visible from certain angles. If they had glossy paint the answer would be simple: a light hand polishing. But, as we've covered before, matte paint should not be polished. Read on for a more detailed look at matte paint Read More

Scratches in Car Door Handle

How To Remove Scratches From Car Door Handles

For some of us, the scratches around, beneath, and behind our car's door handles are a major pet peeve. Not only to they detract from the cleanliness of your car, they're just flat ugly. After months of jiggling keys, and opening doors they are to be expected, but most drivers will just live with it. I'm here to end that. This article will show you Read More

Swirls on Car Hood

Top 4 Ways To Avoid Surface Scratches

Scratches, swirls, holograms - they're terrible. Surface imperfections can and will ruin the appearance of your car - especially if it's a dark color. But what if I told you that any surface blemish you get is completely preventable? Would you take advantage? I guess we'll find out as we cover four easy and effective ways to prevent your car from Read More

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