How to Fix a Dent or Scratch on a Car

Pointing at Car Dent


Regardless of how the dent or scratch got on your car, it can be a disappointing realization. You want to feel confident driving a nice vehicle around Winter Haven– not a dented, scratched up car. We’re sure you want to get your vehicle fixed as quickly as possible and our service department is here to help! Read below for more information on how to fix a dent in a car and how to fix scratches on a car.

How to Fix Scratches on Your Car

If you have a scratch on your car, it can be fairly simple to fix. There are several DIY tools you can use to fix scratches on your car. We listed a few below:

  • Super Glue – Super Glue can help temporarily seal the scratch and mask the damage on your car.
  • Candle Wax – While this is not a permanent solution, it’s a great tip when you’re in an emergency. Rub the wax gently over the scratched area.
  • Paint Polish or Rubbing Compound – When there is a scratch on your car, the paint is usually impacted as well. To correct the paint, you want to make sure you’re using the least aggressive solution first. You can always do more if it’s not enough. We recommend starting with a lighter polish with a gentle foam pad, then work your way up to some rougher, more aggressive polishes or chemicals.
  • Wet Sandpaper – You can remove shallow scratches on the surface of your vehicle by rubbing a 2000-grit wet piece of sandpaper over it. Rub until the scratch is almost invisible, then apply a rubbing compound and a finer polish. Lastly, apply wax or paint sealant for protection.
  • Touch-Up PaintContact our service center to see the availability for this fix, especially if you have a deeper scratch.

How to Fix a Small Dent in Your Car

A dent can ruin the confidence you have in the cosmetics of your vehicle. But don’t let that stop you! Need to know how to fix a small dent in a car? To fix a dent in your car, try some of the following simple fixes:

  • Plunger – A household plunger is a great way to remove a dent. Several attempts can remove the dent.
  • Hammer or Mallet – On the opposite side of the dent, cover with a towel and use a hammer or mallet to knock out the dent. The towel will protect the vehicle and reduce any additional damage.
  • Dent Puller – This method is more advanced, so only do this if you have some experience. It requires you to drill a hole in the dent, lace the wire through it and pull the dent back to surface level. After that, you’ll have to fill in the hold, sand it down and paint it.

Leave the Bigger Fixes to Regal Kia

Do you have damage that’s too much to handle? Our body shop in Lakeland will take care of it! Schedule an appointment with us and we’ll get you back on Plant City or Brandon in no time! We also have rotating service specials that you can enjoy in your upcoming visit.

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