How to repair a car?
In long trips and in daily operationwith your car there can be various unpleasant situations. Periodically, a car may have different scratches, dents or even holes. Of course, to eliminate these problems, you can contact the car service. But in order to save money, you can try to solve these problems yourself. Find out how to repair the car yourself, without resorting to the help of expensive car-care centers.
Eliminate the scratch
If the scratch on your car is small andshallow, then you can use polish, a pencil-anti-scratch or polishing paste. Using a tool of this kind and removing a small layer of polishing, you can easily achieve an even surface. Just apply this product on a scratch and lock it. Where it is more difficult to deal with deep scratches having a white color. What to do with them, how to fix a scratch on the machine, if it touches a layer of paint, and maybe even metal? To eliminate it, dilute a little enamel of the desired color. Stirring it with a match, you should wait until the enamel becomes a consistency of thick sour cream. Then use a toothpick to apply the enamel to the scratch. You can also use special industrially designed repair systems. They can be purchased at auto shops. These kits are very easy to use. The only drawback is that you can not always pick the right color. And so, the application of a thin layer of paint should be repeated until its level in the scratch reaches the level of the entire body coating. After this, it is necessary to apply a layer of car lacquer and after a week, when the paint and varnish dry well, polish the car.
Eliminating the hole
Damage to the paint layer under the influence of externalenvironment gives drivers a lot of trouble. The holes that appeared from the corrosion of metal can be eliminated without welding. There are a lot of options how to fix a hole in the car. The easiest and fastest of them can be implemented as follows:
- First of all, to remove the hole, you need to clean the metal around it and treat the surface with a rust converter.
- Then it is necessary to cut out three patches of fiberglass.
- Using epoxy adhesive, impregnate the patch data and attach it to the back of the body.
- Then you need to wait for them to dry completely. After that, make a cleaning, priming, puttying, and, in the end, painting the body from the outside.
Eliminate the dent
During operation, dents on the cararise with enviable regularity. There are dents hardly distinguishable. As a rule, they arise from falling on the car body of small stones. But there are also deep, large dents that occur as a result of an accident. With both types of dents, the car owner can easily handle on his own. Let's find out how to seal a dent in a car without the help of specialists. To do this you will need: a rubber hammer, a wooden block, an ordinary hammer and a clean rag (cotton is the best choice). First you should straighten the body shell. Do this with a rubber hammer and light tapping on the inside of the body. If this way you could not straighten the paneling, you need to take a wooden block and, wrapping it in a rag, attach it to the dent. Now again you need to start making light tapping with a rubber mallet. The dent should disappear. If you find a dent in your car, obtained from a mechanical damage, for example, from a corner kick, then you can straighten it. You should take a wooden bar, the size of which exceeds the size of the dent, and gently press it. So you can achieve the maximum level of a deepening state. Then at this place you should walk with a fine sandpaper, putty and paint. Then the trace of the dent will be completely invisible.