- Car Transport
There are, of course, plenty of reasons to worry about scratches and scuffs to the paintwork and bumper of your classic car. They are unsightly, they can drive down the resale value and, if left untreated, they can lead to escalating rust problems. A scratch or a scuff on the paintwork or bumper of your lovingly restored car, however, can often be avoided and can easily be treated. Here are 5 reasons not to worry about scratches and scuffs.
1/ You can avoid scratches by washing with care
The most common way to scratch a car is actually by washing it. Grit and dirt are dragged across the paintwork resulting in ugly swirls of scratches that mar the otherwise perfect finish of your car. Avoid drive-through car washes like the plague, use microfibre cloths with professional car wash solution and always wash from the top down.
2/ You can avoid scratches by storing with care
Fine scratches to your car’s paintwork are often caused simply by people brushing past it. Park your car with care and try and store it in a garage with a high quality soft fibred cover over it.
3/ Not all scratches are the same
All scratches are not the same. What looks like a scratch may actually be a deposit of paint or material from another car’s bumper that is raised above the paintwork of your car and not gouged into it. These can be easily removed. Even scratches that have gouged the clear coat and base colour of your car, but not touched the primer or metal can be fairly simply removed with some careful sanding, buffing and waxing.
4/ Think smart
The range of Small Medium Area Repair Techniques (or SMART) now available means that the cost of scratch and scuff repair has been driven down. Small areas such as scuffs, scratches and chips can be remedied without re-painting the entire panel, which means your car is restored to its former glory at a fraction of the cost.
5/ Expert solutions
Even with the deepest scratches and our team of classic car experts can often save you the cost of a new panel and repair the damage by skilfully applying paint to conceal all the scratches and using advanced colour blending techniques to achieve the right colour for your car.