How to Fix a Dent in a Car

Paintless dent repair, hail damage repair on car

Did you find a scratch or dent on your Delray Beach vehicle? Whether or not you know where it came from, you can utilize the directions from Lexus of Palm Beach on how to fix a small dent in a car or how to fix scratches on cars to keep your Lexus in excellent condition. If you have questions or are nervous about performing the fix yourself, you can always rely on our service team at Lexus of Palm Beach to handle the job. Explore the different types of damage and the different ways of fixing them with us!

How to Fix Scratches on Your Car 

Fix scratches on cars with a few simple tips from the experts at Lexus of Palm Beach before you make the visit to our service center in West Palm Beach.

  • Candle Wax: This is a temporary solution that will hold in an emergency. Gently rub the wax over a cleaned area to seal the scratch.
  • Super Glue: Super glue is also a temporary sealant of a scratch that will blend with the vehicle masking the damage slightly.
  • Paint Polish or Rubbing Compound: Choose the least aggressive solution when you are attempting to correct your car’s paint. It’s better to underdo it, as you can always do more later, but if you overdo it, it can’t be undone. Firstly, try using a light polish with a less abrasive foam pad, and gently work your way up to higher-grit polishes or compounds if you see that scratches still remain in your paint. Only if polishing doesn’t fix scratches on cars do we recommend wet-sanding.
  • Wet Sandpaper: Shallow scratches on the surface can be removed pretty simply after cleaning the area and rubbing over it with 2000-grit wet sandpaper. At the point where the scratch is almost invisible, apply a rubbing compound followed by finer and finer polishes, and then a wax or paint sealant for protection. It’s best practice to clean your car prior to attempting to fix scratches in cars, as is waxing the whole car once done.
  • Touch-Up Paint: You can typically find paint at service centers like ours near Lake Worth, this fix helps hide deeper scratches.

How to Fix a Small Dent in A Car

The curb appeal of your vehicle doesn’t need to be ruined if you can learn to fix dents in cars. Learn how to fix a dent in a car with these simple steps:

  • Plunger: You can use the plunger from your bathroom or a car-specific dent plunger, with a few plunges you can pull out a dent with ease.
  • Hammer or Mallet: On the opposite side of the dent you can use a hammer or mallet that helps knock the spot back into place. The hammer can be used for smaller fixes and the mallet for larger dents. Take caution to protect the side you are hammering with a towel or something equivalent to avoid more damage.
  • Dent Puller: Only proceed with this if you’re used to using this method as this requires drilling a hole in the dent, lacing the wire through, and pulling the dent back to surface level. You’ll then need to fill the hole, sand it down, and paint.

Trust Lexus of Palm Beach to Know How To Fix a Dent In Your Car

If you can’t hammer or superglue your issue, then rely on Lexus of Palm Beach to fix dents in your car, large or small. We also have the expertise to fix scratches on a car and get the job done right. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more.


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