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

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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  • im sad I finally have to watch these videos but im happy they are available how bitter sweet

    Ty TrTy Tr8 dakika önce
  • What about metallic paint?

    LonglineLongline5 saatler önce
  • I don’t even need this, I just watch this because it is entertaining 😂

    Paul SkuodPaul Skuod5 saatler önce
  • Recently someone keyed my car, I used your method. My car is a dark blue color (Audi Scuba blue) when I started so sand down the applied paint, it faded and the scratch came out as faded blue. I'm not sure if I did something wrong? anyone have any idea why? Is it the paint that I purchased or is it because of a dark color ?

    NuveNuve7 saatler önce
  • I have a few questions about finding an oil leak I have tried everything I feel like and it’s driving me insane

    oather rileyoather riley17 saatler önce
  • "Now what we have here is a minivan that has been hit by a tomahawk missile in Kandahar... First, were gonna need some soapy wooder"

    9ballprodigy9ballprodigy18 saatler önce
  • Nicely done thank you

    Delmar829Delmar82920 saatler önce
  • I cant find my paint pen color☹️ not even on google to order it online. I have an 08 kia sorento and my paint code is AY

    Logic_003Logic_00321 saatler önce
  • 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 AdamsonGün önce
  • 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 HirukoGün önce
  • Gud diese

    Anton affensaurierAnton affensaurierGün önce
  • is the method works to repair scuffs on bumper?

    Ara NadiraAra NadiraGün önce
  • This car has come so far

    Zippygames 3Zippygames 3Gün önce
  • 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 SGün önce
  • Thank you Chris for showing how to fix scratches on a white paint car

    Mario MillanMario MillanGün önce
  • 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 Rosoga2 gün önce
    • It blends just the same on any color. Mistakes at the clear coat step will be more noticeable on a black car,

      ChrisFixChrisFixGün önce
  • Ok got it now , please do not mind my previous question

    Dzung LuongDzung Luong2 gün önce
  • Eh Chris what's that bottle you are holding called? Thanks

    Dzung LuongDzung Luong2 gün önce
  • 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 Kenny2 gün önce
  • 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 Does2 gün önce
  • can you spray clearcoat on it?? instead of using this small brush??? and maybe entire panel ??? after wetsand entire panel ???

    STRIKESTRIKE2 gün önce
  • best videos for cars in youtube

    NothingPersonalNothingPersonal3 gün önce
  • Dope thanks im a go get those little scratches off my car

    ivan 11:11ivan 11:113 gün önce
  • Im 14 and watch these for content

    Stompely_GATStompely_GAT3 gün önce
  • 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 Mans3 gün önce
  • Chrisfix, making the world a better place.

    Junk'd & DisgustipatedJunk'd & Disgustipated3 gün önce
  • All the dislikes are from exes who keyed their significant others car.

    WonderWhatHappenedWonderWhatHappened3 gün önce
  • 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 Farm3 gün önce
  • Does it work on a bumper ?

    Sadisfys -0Sadisfys -03 gün önce
  • 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 Camp4 gün önce
  • Oh having a purple car

    Tracy ATracy A4 gün önce
  • Can i use ethilic alcohol instead isopropyl alcohol ? Or i damage my paint ?

    kostas papadopoyloskostas papadopoylos4 gün önce
  • I literally fell asleep watching this, his voice is so soothing😭

    Nss 14Nss 144 gün önce
  • Is it normal for the touch up paint to initially appear darker than the original paint?

    Eric GomezEric Gomez4 gün önce
  • No noodle needed?

    Rishu MahasethRishu Mahaseth5 gün önce
  • Someone help... will this work on chipping paint??

    Connecticut CConnecticut C5 gün önce
  • 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.

    sptradersptrader5 gün önce
  • How about some "soapy wooder" t-shirts?

    Tactical Bacon PatchesTactical Bacon Patches5 gün önce
  • Sand Papper!

    7n1 Sun7n1 Sun5 gün önce
  • Can u use break cleaner instead of alcochol?

    kaaarcha jdmkaaarcha jdm6 gün önce
  • 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.

    MrSladeMrSlade6 gün önce
  • You estimated 775 $ for that paint repair but in India it would cost you around 70 $ (5500₹) only .

    Satyam TahSatyam Tah6 gün önce
  • when will the drift stang video come back

    Natalia BiszczakNatalia Biszczak6 gün önce
  • 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 Olson6 gün önce
  • 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 J6 gün önce
  • 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 ?

    TomatoIsNotAFruitTomatoIsNotAFruit6 gün önce
  • 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:)

    zeimeriszeimeris6 gün önce
  • does this method also work on metallic paint?

    lollywoodproduction1lollywoodproduction17 gün önce
  • That's a white car. Try it on a red or black car.

    Artur GArtur G7 gün önce
    • @ChrisFix Thanks ☺️ I'm eager to see

      Artur GArtur G7 gün önce
    • If I get a scratch on a different color I can definitely do it again!

      ChrisFixChrisFix7 gün önce
  • Very nice video I dont have car but I love ur videos!

    Mohammad UmarMohammad Umar7 gün önce
    • Thanks

      Mohammad UmarMohammad Umar6 gün önce
    • I'm glad you like the videos!

      ChrisFixChrisFix7 gün önce
  • Is it okay to use wet sandpaper???

    Nastasia HarrisNastasia Harris7 gün önce
    • Yes

      ChrisFixChrisFix7 gün önce
  • 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 M7 gün önce
    • What a waist of words.

      Don JohnsonDon Johnson4 gün önce
    • :o

      ChrisFixChrisFix7 gün önce
  • Holy sh!t $700 what con artist quoted you that I don't even charge half that to repaint a car

    Jay MJay M7 gün önce
    • @ChrisFix it definitely does keep the helpful videos coming I recommend your channel to everyone

      Jay MJay M2 gün önce
    • No clue why it was quoted that high, that's where this method starts to shine!

      ChrisFixChrisFix7 gün önce
  • 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 Bornstein7 gün önce
  • @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 gün önce
  • Buena idea

    Amado Alcantara Castillo Alcantara CaststilloAmado Alcantara Castillo Alcantara Caststillo8 gün önce
  • This is that OG content we love. These videos are therapeutic.

    Morning NapalmMorning Napalm8 gün önce
  • Professional video and results. Extremely informative.

    MrJobconMrJobcon8 gün önce
  • Amazing work Chris. Your the best. 🤘🏻☘️

    Silver bearded IrishSilver bearded Irish8 gün önce
  • 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 Irish8 gün önce
  • The average person will not do this, materials would cost more than a paint shop, pointless repair

    Angry PantsAngry Pants8 gün önce
  • Great tutorial! thank You, Chris All the Best

    HORROrSHOW channelHORROrSHOW channel8 gün önce
  • Chris, you literally rock like a mountain! 😁

    Jonathan WuytsJonathan Wuyts8 gün önce
  • 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 Ramen8 gün önce
  • mans really is from jersey 🥳

    Shelby BrownShelby Brown8 gün önce
  • 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 KING8 gün önce
  • Should have used a Black car. White hides scatches

    Wolfe OffRoadWolfe OffRoad9 gün önce
  • Does it work on a bumper?

    Jijo JoseJijo Jose9 gün önce
  • Also send the video of auctioning the car...with the new your another new vlog channel.

    Suryakanta PattanaikSuryakanta Pattanaik9 gün önce
How to Repair a DEEP SCRATCH in Car Paint (DIY)