Dents and paint scratches are one of the more frustrating aspects of being a car owner. They are usually not big enough problems that warrant taking the car into the garage, but, equally, they are unattractive to look at and will be the first thing that you see once you notice them.
When dealing with a scratch, doing the paint yourself is often the best approach. If it is a tiny scratch you can get away with painting delicately with a tiny brush (make sure you get the right colour paint, though). Wax afterwards to protect the paint job as otherwise it will fade.
For a large scratch, or multiple scratches, you can either take the time to carefully paint with the tiny brush or opt for a new paint job. If you want to do this yourself, you will need to purchase a spray gun from somewhere like SGS. This can make your car look as good as new and allows you to make changes to the colour whenever you wish.
Dents can be more troublesome, but they do not always require a qualified panel beater. If you are able to access the dent from the underside of the panel, it can be as simple as tapping the dent out from this side. You can do this with a hammer and something to cushion the blow (such as a piece of wood). Work from the centre and take your time.
For those dents where you can’t reach the backside of the panel, you will require a dent puller which will need to be the same size or bigger than the dent. The area will need to be cleaned before use so that you can get good contact with the suckers. It requires a fair amount of force, but this does work and can be a great way to improve the look of your vehicle.
Using a Professional
These are ways that you can fix scratches and dents yourself, but if this is outside your comfort zone or you are unsure then it is always best to use the services of a professional. This can be expensive, but you know that you are safe in the hands of a professional.
Dents and scratches are infuriating as an owner even if they are not visible to others. Fortunately, it can be relatively straightforward to get rid of them and the work can be done by yourself in most cases with the right equipment and a little care.