How to Repair Car Dents and Scratches

Have you recently noticed a dent or scratch on your vehicle? Don’t worry! Fixing these issues can actually be quite simple. Rackley Auto Group Reno has the details on how to repair car dents and scratches quickly and easily.

DIY Fixes for Scratches

Rackley Auto Group Reno has the do-it-yourself scratch removal tips to effectively get rid of shallow scratches on your vehicle’s exterior.

  • Sandpaper – Shallow scratches on the surface can be eliminated by cleaning the area and rubbing over it with 2000-grit wet sandpaper. Once it is difficult to see the scratch, apply a rubbing compound.
  • Candle wax – This method won’t permanently fix the scratch but it can be a temporary solution. You can seal the scratch by carefully rubbing candle wax on the scratch.
  • Super glue – This is another method that can temporarily repair a scratch until a permanent repair is possible.

DIY Fixes for Dents

It is also easy to fix small dents on your vehicle. You may want to try these methods before bringing your vehicle to a service center:

  • Plunger – You can use a plunger from your bathroom or a car dent plunger to eliminate a dent.
  • Hammer or Mallet – Using a hammer or mallet on the other side of the dent can also get rid of dents. For smaller dents, you should use the hammer. For larger dents, it is best to use a mallet. Use the hammer for smaller fixes and the mallet for larger dents. To prevent damage on the side where you are using a hammer or mallet, you should cover the area with a blanket or towel.
  • Dent puller – This method should only be used if you are familiar with how to use a dent puller. You will need to drill a hole in the dent, place the wire through, and pull the dent back to surface level. Once you have done all of these steps, the hole needs to be filled, sanded, and painted.

For More Serious Repairs, Turn to the Experts at Rackley Auto Group Reno

If the dents and scratches on your vehicle are too difficult to repair on your own, you can rely on the experts at Rackley Auto Group Reno near Carson City and Sparks. Contact us today with any questions. We would be glad to assist you. Set up an appointment today. We can also answer any other questions you may have, such as, “Why is my car leaking water?”

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Phone: (775) 737-9534

1220 Kietzke Ln Reno, NV


Phone: (775) 824-6060

1220 Kietzke Ln Reno, NV


Phone: (775) 737-9534

1220 Kietzke Ln Reno, NV
39.51249 -119.788564
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Rackley Auto Group Reno
Rackley Auto Group Reno
1220 Kietzke Ln
Reno, NV, 89502 US
(775) 824-6060
Rackley Auto Group Reno 39.51249, -119.788564.