I Spray Painted On My Car Scratches !


I did the spray paint touch-up myself on my car using a paint kit that I ordered online. The results are fine, not too good, not bad either. In this post I will share with you how I did it, and the results.

I felt really disturbed when my sister mistakenly scratched the left side front door against a wall. It was so badly scratched that even after getting a rubbing treatment some scratches were visible.

I asked the showroom guys, they gave me an estimate of Rs. 3000 for the job. I asked the local denting-painting guy, he asked for Rs. 1500 for the same. I decided to leave it like that only.

But one fine day I came across a web-site (www.com-paint.com) that sells car spray paints of the perfect colors based on various car brands. Each paint kit costs Rs. 300 for metallic colors and Rs. 260 for non-metallic color. So I ordered one kit for my Hyundai i10 of Champagne Gold color (metallic). In that kit, you get one paint spray can and one can of Finishing Solvent. There is a video on the web-site which tells you how to do the paint job over the scratch.


Now I will tell you how I did it and the pictures of the car after the paint was done. Read on.

The steps I followed were as per what I saw in the video over this web-site:

  • Clean the scratched area with a clean cloth and dry it.
  • Rub the scratched area with a wet emery paper (regmark) of 1000 number or higher.
  • Now clean the area and spay the finishing solvent on the scratched area.
  • Now put news papers with tape around the area to be painted.
  • Hold the Paint can at a distance of 10 to 12 inches from the car surface and spray gently.
  • Leave for 10 minutes to dry and again apply the finishing solvent.

The results were not very good, but the scratches were reduced considerably. Those scratches that were not deep, almost disappeared, but deep scratches were still visible, but less visible than before. The surface has become a bit rough and less glossy, but it looks better than when compared to scratches.

I would not recommend you to try this until you are sure you want to try it, as it can mess up with the looks of the paint if not done very carefully. See the pictures below for the results. There are some close up images too.

If you are doing it on your car, also get a polish and rubbing agent, that will improve the finish after you are done with the paint. But leave the paint to dry properly for at-least 4 hours before rubbing and polish.

A word of caution :  These paints look really bad on the body colored bumpers, as the finishing is really bad. On car body, the finishing was OK, but on Bumper it was BAD,as it does not spread well on the plastic-like bumper surface.

scratches removed from the car door

scratches reduced but gloss also reduced

bad finish on bumper

bad finish on plastic bumbers

side door close up

Above pictures tell you the story themselves. If you are not sure you can manage it, its better to get is done from a professional painter. Please leave your comments or suggestions below.

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  1. great post. have a similar problem with left fender of my spark blazing red. showroom says 3000. local denting specialist says 1650.

    whom to trust.

    one deep scratch with three dents just above left tyre.

    plus local fellow says he will give it in one day 9am to 730 pm. showroom says deposit car today morning take tomorrow evening.

  2. I used com-paint kit with on a metallic grey i10 over its bumpers but the paint shade/complexion was not as dark as the original color. Is there any alternative (available as purchase instead of paint creation via computer that is not DIY)

  3. have an i20 white color. lot of small dots on the bumper where the bumper must have touched something. have to remove it. wud u suggest a spray paint for touch up purpose on the bumper.

  4. hii everyone,
    its not recommended to spray the scratched area as car has been coated with a clear coat which ensures gloss, so if you paint it the scratch will disappear but gloss will be lost

    first of all inspect the scratch then sand it with a 2000 grit sand paper then using rubbing compound polish the surface
    i tried this on my hyundai i10 (blushing red) and the most of the light and medium scratches have been removed

  5. hi guys i have found a simmilar content like this.There is a shop at goregaon east in mumbai near wagheshwari temple and that fellow gives the exact color code by mixing two or 3 colors.and fills it in bottle for spray.I was also not believing it earlier but now after he made the fluid for my car am quite satisfied.He charged me 220 rs/- for it. and i feel its quite worth instead of going to any local painter.

  6. Having some experience in spray painting i would recommend the following when painting your car for the best results :
    – When ever you use spray paint, you should always use a “Clear lacquer spray” paint after the paint job. (you get it in matt or gloss finish) ..this seals the existing paints, so the texture feels smooth and wont get scratched easily. It is very important that the paint dries before you use the clear lacquer spray.
    – When you have dents or deep scratches would recommend you fill them up with mseal, as thats what is used to fill dents at your automobile paint shops.
    After the mseal dries up, you should use 3M wet or dry sheets of sand paper to file the mseal till it blends with the shape and becomes one with your car design. ( This can be a tedious job )
    follow the above process and your cars gonna look as good as new.