5 Remedies to Classic Car Paint Flaws

Paint makes your car look good and classy especially if it is a vintage. Here are remedies to have that perfect paint job for your classic car:

UV fading

  • When your car paint has been unprotected for quite some time, it could have that powdery white appearance known as oxidation. This starts when the top most layer of your car paint begins to break. This is not good especially for vintage vehicles that do not have clear coat that makes it an easy candidate for UV fading and oxidation.
  • Have your car paint examined by a good paint shop that specializes in vintage vehicles. This will help you discover if it has a single stage paint which is generally thin and delicate. If it does, the car’s paint can easily be damaged.

Dings and dents

  • Ah, do not even try. Yes, the way to remove a ding or a dent is to put on some force that is reverse to the same force that harmed the metal. You can utilize a bathroom plunger and pull strongly on the panel. Most of the time though dents needs to be pounded out from the rear part using a hammer and dolly. Looks easy, but a priceless vintage ain’t the best car to start.

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 Slight scratches

  • The first thing to do is take away a tiny paint around the area. Since it is just a slight scratch that means it is superficial which normally restricted to its top layer. Well, if you applied clear coat, that slight scratches will not even show. If you did not, then you need to lightly polish or scrape the paint up to the point that the scratches does no longer show.
  • Now, if your vintage care has one stage which is something you had to spray after applying in primer, then be very careful. The paint is too thin and delicate that any type of tough abrasive rubbing compound or polishing media may damage your car.

Major scratches

  • This means that your car is hurt real bad. A major and obvious scratch has to be dealt with just like you do with paint chips. If you see a rust, then do something about it right away.
  • Most of the major scratches entered up to the bare metal so buffing it will be a waste of time. Doing some touch-up paint will help control the rust but the real solution is to have new paint. So, you probably have to bring your vintage care to a pro.

Swirl marks

  • Swirl marks are like thin scratches. This usually happens when you wipe your vintage car using a dry towel when it is dusty. Power buffing is a huge no no especially for a vintage vehicle.
  • Take it off by using a dual-action polisher that has foam pads. Expel the littlest paint to take off the swirl scratches.


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