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If your vehicle has minor scratches and scuffs, it may seem ideal to use touch-up paint yourself. While this may seem like a great money saving idea to get your car looking new again, it may be a better idea to leave it to the professionals. Inexpensive and fast don’t always equal good quality. Here are a few good reasons to take your vehicle to an auto body repair shop.

You may not find the perfect color match.

Paint reacts to sun and fades naturally, which means the color is not the same as when you bought the car. Therefore, you may have a hard time finding the perfect color match. A shop that specializes in auto painting and auto body repair can either find or mix the color that belongs on your vehicle. Plus, you can avoid driving a spotted car.

You may not know how much is the right amount to apply.

When using store bought touch-up paint, the applicators don’t always work in your favor. Often times, the applicator causes you to use too much paint. Applying too much paint will leave you with a raised or uneven surface, which will turn those small imperfections into larger ones. Leave it to the professionals. They know just how much to use and how to apply it.

Touch-up paint may not be in it for the long haul.

That’s right. It may not last. There are many techniques professionals use to ensure a lasting paint job. There are many factors to consider, like weather conditions for example. The vehicle’s surface needs to be thoroughly cleaned, free of any loose particles and any wax residues. A professional can ensure the right conditions and extend the longevity of your paint job.

If your car has scuffs and scratches that you want repaired, don’t DIY your touch-up paint. Contact us at CarStruction and see how we can ease your troubles.