Scratch reduction

 
 

A modern car's paint typically has three layers, a top clear coat, a layer of color, and a basecoat of primer. The degree of scratch reduction depends greatly on the depth of a scratch. A scratch that has only superficially penetrated the clear coat can often be removed or at least greatly reduced, whereas a scratch that is deep into the clear coat, or completely through the clear coat cannot be removed entirely, but may be reduced.

Before image of scratch reduction

Before image of scratch reduction

 

Scratch reduction is accomplished through a combination of wet sanding, and application of reducing abrasive compounds and polishes which removes a thin layer of the clear coat around a scratch to restore a flat surface and it's prior shine. 

After image of scratch reduction

After image of scratch reduction