How to Repair a DEEP SCRATCH in Car Paint (DIY)

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Learn how to repair a deep scratch in the paint of your car. In this case someone keyed my car so I will show you how to remove a deep scratch from that using a touch up paint pen. Fixing scratches in your car's paint is simple and if they are just clear coat scratches it is even easier.
To remove deep scratches you need to clean the scratch, sand the scratch, use touchup paint on the scratch, sand that paint smooth with the factory paint job, add clear coat, and wet sand that smooth with the factory paint. Then you can polish the whole panel and you are done!
Clear Coat Scratch Repair:
Paint Pen:
1000-1500-2000 Grit:
3000 Grit Sandpaper:
5000 Grit Sandpaper:
Polishing Pad:
Microfiber Towel:
Isopropyl Alcohol:

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  • Hey, guys, ChrisFix here! And today, I'm going to show you how to repair a deep scratch in your car's paintwork. You can see right here, we have a really deep scratch that goes across the entire fender which was from somebody who keyed the car, they vandalized it. Now, if you have a deep scratch cause somebody keyed the car because a shopping cart hit it because you scraped up against something or somebody scraped up against you, whatever the deep scratch was caused by, I'm gonna show you how to repair it inexpensively using one of these automotive paint pens. Now, a paint pen like this is around $15 to $20 and I want you to keep that in mind because this isn't gonna get you 100% perfect results. It's not going to be like if they re-sprayed the panel. The best way to repair this would be to sand the entire panel down to remove the scratch and then respray and feather and blend your paintwork into the adjacent panels.

    Adam Jacob AdamsonAdam Jacob Adamson3 ժամ առաջ
  • Can you also do this to interior pieces? My girlfriend has a VW beetle 2008, and some of her interior is plastic, that is the same color as the paint on the body of the car. Am I able to do the same procedure, on plastic? It's less of scratches, and more like a chip.

    Yukine HirukoYukine Hiruko5 ժամ առաջ
  • Gud diese

    Anton affensaurierAnton affensaurier6 ժամ առաջ
  • is the method works to repair scuffs on bumper?

    Ara NadiraAra Nadira9 ժամ առաջ
  • This car has come so far

    Zippygames 3Zippygames 319 ժամ առաջ
  • If it’s on black plastic and the color of your car is a bright color, I’d recommend putting a grey or light primer in it before paint.

    T ST S22 ժամ առաջ
  • Thank you Chris for showing how to fix scratches on a white paint car

    Mario MillanMario MillanՕր առաջ
  • Has anybody tryed this on a black car? How does is look? I want to do do it but I am not convinced that it blends as well as it does on a white car

    Radu RosogaRadu RosogaՕր առաջ
    • It blends just the same on any color. Mistakes at the clear coat step will be more noticeable on a black car,

      ChrisFixChrisFix23 ժամ առաջ
  • Ok got it now , please do not mind my previous question

    Dzung LuongDzung LuongՕր առաջ
  • Eh Chris what's that bottle you are holding called? Thanks

    Dzung LuongDzung LuongՕր առաջ
  • Wish I seen this 2 weeks ago before I did my touch paint. I had no idea you could make it look this good! I will totally redo my spots later on when the temps warm up a bit. Thanks Chris!

    Saint KennySaint KennyՕր առաջ
  • person who key'd this car has got to be raging now. not only did the damage they caused thinking will be an expensive cost end up costing very little but its also making Chrisfix some Money and showing over 1 Million people how to do it themselves too!. Thank you person who key'd the car!

    OSM DoesOSM DoesՕր առաջ
  • can you spray clearcoat on it?? instead of using this small brush??? and maybe entire panel ??? after wetsand entire panel ???

    STRIKESTRIKE2 օր առաջ
  • best videos for cars in youtube

    NothingPersonalNothingPersonal2 օր առաջ
  • Dope thanks im a go get those little scratches off my car

    ivan 11:11ivan 11:112 օր առաջ
  • Im 14 and watch these for content

    Stompely_GATStompely_GAT2 օր առաջ
  • I love your videos, Chris: you're a model to me. I was also curious about haters who watch your videos and let comments. They're many (like I have many haters too on my videos!), but let them in theire poor mind... V

    Chris Le MansChris Le Mans2 օր առաջ
  • Chrisfix, making the world a better place.

    Junk'd & DisgustipatedJunk'd & Disgustipated2 օր առաջ
  • All the dislikes are from exes who keyed their significant others car.

    WonderWhatHappenedWonderWhatHappened2 օր առաջ
  • I have a gouge where it looks like somebody scraped the end of a shovel on it and there's some surface rust is it the same steps for the most part?

    Dave from State FarmDave from State Farm2 օր առաջ
  • Does it work on a bumper ?

    Sadisfys -0Sadisfys -02 օր առաջ
  • Need help!! Today I bought this pen from an auto shop. Proceeded to follow the directions on the pen and now I have a couple of lumpy dots on my car. Then I found your video. I also already added the clear coat. They all have rust. What do I do? I ordered the polish and the sandpaper. The sandpaper comes in a multipack goes from 1000-7000.

    Hannah CampHannah Camp3 օր առաջ
  • Oh having a purple car

    Tracy ATracy A3 օր առաջ
  • Can i use ethilic alcohol instead isopropyl alcohol ? Or i damage my paint ?

    kostas papadopoyloskostas papadopoylos3 օր առաջ
  • I literally fell asleep watching this, his voice is so soothing😭

    Nss 14Nss 143 օր առաջ
  • Is it normal for the touch up paint to initially appear darker than the original paint?

    Eric GomezEric Gomez3 օր առաջ
  • No noodle needed?

    Rishu MahasethRishu Mahaseth4 օր առաջ
  • Someone help... will this work on chipping paint??

    Connecticut CConnecticut C4 օր առաջ
  • Nice job Chris. I appreciate the hard work on the animations you did also.

  • I wrap a paint stirring stick with sandpaper. Cheap and great results.

    sptradersptrader4 օր առաջ
  • How about some "soapy wooder" t-shirts?

    Tactical Bacon PatchesTactical Bacon Patches4 օր առաջ
  • Sand Papper!

    7n1 Sun7n1 Sun5 օր առաջ
  • Can u use break cleaner instead of alcochol?

    kaaarcha jdmkaaarcha jdm5 օր առաջ
  • I’m curious, could this paint application be done with a modelling spray gun if the paint is thin enough? Might save a bunch of time if there are a lot of scratches.

    MrSladeMrSlade5 օր առաջ
  • You estimated 775 $ for that paint repair but in India it would cost you around 70 $ (5500₹) only .

    Satyam TahSatyam Tah5 օր առաջ
  • when will the drift stang video come back

    Natalia BiszczakNatalia Biszczak5 օր առաջ
  • I did it. I sanded too hard and too wide and went through the Ford JS silver paint. Now what video do I watch? I feel the need to spray paint. Help?

    Ryan OlsonRyan Olson5 օր առաջ
  • This video covered everything one should encounter while doing this job and saving hundreds of dollars. As for the 754 thumbs down, sorry if this isn't good enough for your Rolls or Bentley.

    Rick JRick J5 օր առաջ
  • My deep scratch is circular 1-2 mm wide, but I have a couple of them. Do I follow the same procedure or are there slight changes ?

    TomatoIsNotAFruitTomatoIsNotAFruit5 օր առաջ
  • personally i would like to know roughly how much time did it take to fix a scratch like this using your methods. so maybe you could mention it in your videos or at least in description if there are more people interested in knowing:)

    zeimeriszeimeris5 օր առաջ
  • does this method also work on metallic paint?

    lollywoodproduction1lollywoodproduction16 օր առաջ
  • That's a white car. Try it on a red or black car.

    Artur GArtur G6 օր առաջ
    • @ChrisFix Thanks ☺️ I'm eager to see

      Artur GArtur G6 օր առաջ
    • If I get a scratch on a different color I can definitely do it again!

      ChrisFixChrisFix6 օր առաջ
  • Very nice video I dont have car but I love ur videos!

    Mohammad UmarMohammad Umar6 օր առաջ
    • Thanks

      Mohammad UmarMohammad Umar5 օր առաջ
    • I'm glad you like the videos!

      ChrisFixChrisFix6 օր առաջ
  • Is it okay to use wet sandpaper???

    Nastasia HarrisNastasia Harris6 օր առաջ
    • Yes

      ChrisFixChrisFix6 օր առաջ
  • Chris: 1 squirt of dish soap Me: proceeds to use 2 squirts of dish soap forgets to buy clay bar remembers playdough works but not as good uses wrong grit sandpaper

    Jay MJay M6 օր առաջ
    • What a waist of words.

      Don JohnsonDon Johnson3 օր առաջ
    • :o

      ChrisFixChrisFix6 օր առաջ
  • Holy sh!t $700 what con artist quoted you that I don't even charge half that to repaint a car

    Jay MJay M6 օր առաջ
    • @ChrisFix it definitely does keep the helpful videos coming I recommend your channel to everyone

      Jay MJay MՕր առաջ
    • No clue why it was quoted that high, that's where this method starts to shine!

      ChrisFixChrisFix6 օր առաջ
  • Hey Chris I accidentally used the wrong color (I know I know REALLY a rookie mistake but I got the last VW white at autozone but it’s a slight shade different). Is there a way to remove and reapply with correct paint fix color?

    Nick BornsteinNick Bornstein6 օր առաջ
  • @ChrisFix Will this method work with rock chips as well? I have a deep one on the hood of my new car. Thanks!

    Trent SewellTrent Sewell7 օր առաջ
  • Buena idea

    Amado Alcantara Castillo Alcantara CaststilloAmado Alcantara Castillo Alcantara Caststillo7 օր առաջ
  • This is that OG content we love. These videos are therapeutic.

    Morning NapalmMorning Napalm7 օր առաջ
  • Professional video and results. Extremely informative.

    MrJobconMrJobcon7 օր առաջ
  • Amazing work Chris. Your the best. 🤘🏻☘️

    Silver bearded IrishSilver bearded Irish7 օր առաջ
  • 7.5 million subs.! Damn Bro that’s amazing. I’ve been watching you for a few years and can’t believe the growth you’ve had. Congrats 🍾🎉☘️

    Silver bearded IrishSilver bearded Irish7 օր առաջ
  • The average person will not do this, materials would cost more than a paint shop, pointless repair

    Angry PantsAngry Pants7 օր առաջ
  • Great tutorial! thank You, Chris All the Best

    HORROrSHOW channelHORROrSHOW channel7 օր առաջ
  • Chris, you literally rock like a mountain! 😁

    Jonathan WuytsJonathan Wuyts7 օր առաջ
  • Hi Chris, I noticed entire car has these faint circular scratches. How do i fix it? I think it was from "free" car wash at dealership that they do after service. Thx

    Mo RamenMo Ramen7 օր առաջ
  • mans really is from jersey 🥳

    Shelby BrownShelby Brown7 օր առաջ
  • Curious how long do you have to wait before you start going into the polish...I was going to use the mt300 and the 3in1 wax polish kit

    NYC KINGNYC KING7 օր առաջ
  • Should have used a Black car. White hides scatches

    Wolfe OffRoadWolfe OffRoad8 օր առաջ
  • Does it work on a bumper?

    Jijo JoseJijo Jose8 օր առաջ
  • Also send the video of auctioning the car...with the new your another new vlog channel.

    Suryakanta PattanaikSuryakanta Pattanaik8 օր առաջ
  • Do you not need to prime the scratch?

    Christopher ConkrightChristopher Conkright8 օր առաջ
  • You wanna try this. Do yourself a favor, go to a scrap yard and get an old part to work your skills first. Keep in mind that with a base coat with little shiny things, you gonna mess up.

    marc duboismarc dubois8 օր առաջ
  • You do really good work bro. Very helpful vid But I was curious you should do a video on driving a manuel or standard transmision car

    Cody emmonsCody emmons8 օր առաջ
  • Hey Chris, I love your videos but have you changed your advertisement settings? So many ads now! It’s honestly a bit much

    Jenny DaviesJenny Davies8 օր առաջ
  • What is your svt mustang engine is, is it a v6 or v8

    Darren Susanto 1319004Darren Susanto 13190048 օր առաջ
  • Nice I’m going to use this on my chip truck

    Ed PEd P8 օր առաջ
  • the question is, did he vandalize his own car to make this video?????

  • Any tips for repairing spots where ash from local fires damaged car paint?

    Sandra ArrietaSandra Arrieta8 օր առաջ
  • That's impressive. It is white tho.

    ArchiemossesArchiemosses8 օր առաջ
  • Let's appreciate that he is doing this for us just for fun so we can fix our car/s

    EcksoEckso8 օր առաջ
  • Can we get a video on wrapping and spray wrapping to avoid things like this?

    Whoops E DaiseWhoops E Daise8 օր առաջ
  • WOW!😮

    Krystal McIntyreKrystal McIntyre8 օր առաջ
  • Wtf 750$ , in albania you would paint it for 50$ .

    Eldon MarashiEldon Marashi8 օր առաջ
  • U should give that car to your Dad and junk the jaguar

    Zayd YancovichZayd Yancovich8 օր առաջ
  • Chrisfix, bro, you’re absolutely crazy man, I frickin love you

    Fabian BarreraFabian Barrera8 օր առաջ
  • Your videos are awesome 👏🏻 I learn a lot everyday and I am very thankful Chris fix

    The Suave LionThe Suave Lion8 օր առաջ
  • Hey Chris - really enjoy your videos, thank you so much!

    Tony PearceyTony Pearcey9 օր առաջ
  • I'd like to see you do this on any other colour than white, white is supreme at hiding defects, whereas black on the other hand shows everything

    Cal TravelsCal Travels9 օր առաջ
  • I like your video

    Buntho LangBuntho Lang9 օր առաջ
  • You talk too much

    Rijbe AhmedRijbe Ahmed9 օր առաջ
  • Mamá el vecino esta hablando otra vez con su auto!

    Zteve HernandezZteve Hernandez9 օր առաջ
  • When can we get a face review

    not the gamernot the gamer9 օր առաջ
  • damn! this video is great. I wonder if I can find touch up paint and fine grit sand paper in my country

    ヘンリーヘンリー9 օր առաջ
  • imagjne if the kids who vandalized this car are now watching this series

    MyNameIsntTakenMyNameIsntTaken9 օր առաջ
  • Dish soap doesn’t remove wax it’s a myth it masks the water behaviour so it looks like it’s been removed when it actually hasnt

    hakman239hakman2399 օր առաջ
  • Legend says this guy hates Tesla’s

    BugBug10 օր առաջ
  • Chris when’s the do your own Evan leak video coming!?

    RevenantStyleGamingRevenantStyleGaming10 օր առաջ
  • That work thanks Chrisfix

    mohammad sanaul amin aminmohammad sanaul amin amin10 օր առաջ
  • Question Chris if scratch is deep do I need to apply primar ?

    RIZWAN ZahidRIZWAN Zahid10 օր առաջ
    • Same thing I'm wondering I have two deep paint chipped scracthes they aren't super big but they are deep I can't tell if it's the primer or the bare metal I think it's mostly the primer luckily it happened about a month ago and no signs of rust yet but still I'm not taking the chance I want to go DIY and I'm not to worried about it looking "perfect" but I don't want to make it worse by not applying primer when I should have

  • Brilliant job man. Thanks for the tips

    RazorSharpRazorSharp10 օր առաջ
  • Thanks, got a little scratch on the nose of my car, going to try this.

    MadR6MadR610 օր առաջ
  • Chris on my family's car (2005 Hyundai Accent) i don't see the sticker for the paint to get the right touch up paint. Please i need help.

    NektariosNektarios10 օր առաջ
  • dude when are you going to show your face

    advait naikadvait naik10 օր առաջ
  • Just great video..!

    247inyaface247inyaface10 օր առաջ
  • Would this method work for chips in paint, like chips on the front of the hood?

    C. H.C. H.10 օր առաջ
  • Thank you

    Gavin GGavin G10 օր առաջ
    • You're welcome

      ChrisFixChrisFix10 օր առաջ
  • It was noted on another paint repair site that I was watching( sorry Chris😞) that if you place a paper towel under your bare fingers and use that to rub over the repair your get a surprisingly accurate telegraphing of any surface defects.

    J BrownJ Brown10 օր առաջ
    • I never had any luck with that

      ChrisFixChrisFix10 օր առաջ
  • Hey hopefully your having a good day.. So I disconnected a wrong hose and coolant went into my Throttle body what can go wrong or what should I do to fix the problem.

    Jesus MoyaJesus Moya10 օր առաջ
    • Suck the coolant out with a shop vac if it was a lot. If it was just a little drip you are fine and can just run the engine.

      ChrisFixChrisFix10 օր առաջ