How to Repair a DEEP SCRATCH in Car Paint (DIY)

Learn how to repair a deep scratch in the paint of your car. In this case someone keyed my car so I will show you how to remove a deep scratch from that using a touch up paint pen. Fixing scratches in your car's paint is simple and if they are just clear coat scratches it is even easier.

To remove deep scratches you need to clean the scratch, sand the scratch, use touchup paint on the scratch, sand that paint smooth with the factory paint job, add clear coat, and wet sand that smooth with the factory paint. Then you can polish the whole panel and you are done!

Clear Coat Scratch Repair:

Paint Pen:
1000-1500-2000 Grit:
3000 Grit Sandpaper:
5000 Grit Sandpaper:
Polishing Pad:
Microfiber Towel:
Isopropyl Alcohol:

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  • Aj Roten
    Aj RotenPrieš 8 val

    This work on black paint?

  • David Vasquez
    David VasquezPrieš 10 val

    I like to learn how to fix a horn on a Toyota van 2008

  • Jens Olsen
    Jens OlsenPrieš 20 val

    Chris is probably the best and most loyal mechanic i have ever seen

  • Crazy Alex 7667
    Crazy Alex 7667Prieš dieną

    Once I screamatched my moms car and started freaking out luckely I was able to rub it off

  • SoccerLife89
    SoccerLife89Prieš dieną

    Thank you. I came out to wonderful scratches on the passenger’s side of my car today from a considerate neighbor. 🙄

  • Ant Bee
    Ant BeePrieš dieną

    Dont use this guy method in the shade looks new when in the sunlite you can see the sanding area

  • Joseph R
    Joseph RPrieš 2 dienas

    One of the best how-tos I have ever watched. Makes perfect and helpful use of modern video effects; helps the novice understand current paint technology; offers useful tips and tricks; and, as others have noted, your enthusiasm is infectious!

  • Com Summit
    Com SummitPrieš 2 dienas


  • Joe Orlando
    Joe OrlandoPrieš 2 dienas

    This is great for solid color cars but it's a lot harder repairing scratches on Metallic color cars.

  • Thiru Vengadam
    Thiru VengadamPrieš 3 dienas

    Is it available in india

  • Beauty Of Makeup And Skin
    Beauty Of Makeup And SkinPrieš 3 dienas

    Chris, I hope you're rich from doing these videos, bc you deserve every penny! I wonder how many people's lives you have made easier and how much money you have saved them. Wow!!!

  • Terminator
    TerminatorPrieš 4 dienas

    Totally great job Chris, I love it

  • The Chile Academy
    The Chile AcademyPrieš 6 dienų

    Awesome! How would you tackle rock chips above a windshield which have rusted and bubbled the paint?

  • Alain Mehani
    Alain MehaniPrieš 6 dienų

    That was amaze. U r the man

  • NightHawk J30
    NightHawk J30Prieš 7 dienų

    Hey Chris Can you do a video on paint chips? Or is the process similar.

  • Real Estate InfoNet
    Real Estate InfoNetPrieš 7 dienų

    Very nice work! Outstanding results! Congratulations!

  • cheristar
    cheristarPrieš 7 dienų

    Someone key my beautiful new car today. I'm so mad.

  • dinat411
    dinat411Prieš 7 dienų

    Excellent! Thanks

  • Joe Relyea
    Joe RelyeaPrieš 7 dienų

    This tutorial really helped me. My wife's beautiful Dodge Challenger had a large (1/2) chip in the clear coat. Don't know how it happened, I have never seen it before, but was able to repair it. Not perfect, but the new paint is protected and it looks pretty good.

  • burke buckhorn
    burke buckhornPrieš 8 dienų

    Chris, Dude, What have you done?!? I’m the guy who can barely check his oil properly. Had someone scrape down my front quarter panel, tearing up the paint the whole way. Just spent the day following your instructions,and I’m blown away that I actually could do this! It turned out amazing. I have an old Land Cruiser, and it probably needs every single one of your videos done to it, but you’ve lit a fire in me that I can actually do some of the needed maintenance. (While the clear coat was drying, I was blowing a shop vac up my exhaust and spraying “soapy wooder”on it to find leaks!). Many thanks Brother, and keep up the great work.

  • Ed Morales
    Ed MoralesPrieš 8 dienų

    ChrisFix- Great step by step video! Does this process work for Polypropylene materials like a 1991 NSX front bumper? Thanks

    BUBBLESPrieš 9 dienų

    ChrisFix is a life saver. Love the work you are doing keep it up 👍

  • vitisnt
    vitisntPrieš 9 dienų

    Wtf much better than Larry Did

  • AC Milan 1899
    AC Milan 1899Prieš 9 dienų

    Dish soap? is that what we Brits call liquid?

  • gprado300
    gprado300Prieš 9 dienų

    I really found your video very helpful. Someone keyed my sons Tesla and trying your method. Will let you know the results.

  • Tanny A
    Tanny APrieš 9 dienų

    Going to subscribe. You’ve made my day

  • Tanny A
    Tanny APrieš 9 dienų

    Great video. Will be following these steps soon

  • Carlos Montes
    Carlos MontesPrieš 9 dienų

    Excellent video 👍

  • Cameron Sizemore
    Cameron SizemorePrieš 10 dienų

    You should do a video of dent repair.

  • Michael Halstead
    Michael HalsteadPrieš 11 dienų

    Thank you for your knowledge very helpful amazing job

  • Let there be peace
    Let there be peacePrieš 11 dienų

    Why couldn't I find you when I had an old shitty BMW 5 series.. I have a new car but still watch your solutions. Most of them are way more entertaining than Netflix.

  • M S
    M SPrieš 11 dienų

    Off the chain vid! Keep up the great content!

  • jose garcia
    jose garciaPrieš 11 dienų

    can i use was instead of polish

  • An Actors Life
    An Actors LifePrieš 12 dienų

    Dude, that was absolutely amazing!

  • FreeUser
    FreeUserPrieš 12 dienų

    The soapy water is the solution to everything!

  • Romila Lal
    Romila LalPrieš 13 dienų


  • George from Texas
    George from TexasPrieš 13 dienų

    What about touchup paint for Soul Red Mazda 6 GT?

  • Jan B
    Jan BPrieš 13 dienų

    Thank you!

  • poiisondn
    poiisondnPrieš 14 dienų

    I wish this video came out earlier.. made the mistake of just taking a spray can to the car after a scratch

  • Anthony Green
    Anthony GreenPrieš 14 dienų

    I want to hear him say "VERY NICE" at the end of each video.

  • John Johannemann
    John JohannemannPrieš 14 dienų

    Good info and good job 👍🏻

  • vipboss82
    vipboss82Prieš 14 dienų

    I’m based in London UK 🇬🇧 do you know anyone can help me and fix an 2 inch scratch on my black Mercedes-Benz A-Class ?

  • Michael Rhodes
    Michael RhodesPrieš 14 dienų

    Awesome video sir!

  • Hiromi Ogawa
    Hiromi OgawaPrieš 14 dienų

    Good job!

  • Bygone Be Bygones
    Bygone Be BygonesPrieš 14 dienų

    Wished I'd seen this years ago, what a fantastic video ! No nonsense, great quality with visuals too.

  • Deko
    DekoPrieš 15 dienų

    doing this whole process for a millimeter sized paint chip rn

  • don Leblanc
    don LeblancPrieš 15 dienų

    Hi Chris, Can I use a spray can instead for the clear coat ?

  • Steve Foley
    Steve FoleyPrieš 15 dienų

    Brilliant video. My son's car got keyed, all panels. I used coloured T Cut, which helped but it still looks awful. I'll do it your way. I think it'll take me a looooong time though.

  • fireball 12
    fireball 12Prieš 15 dienų

    The people who dislike this video they wicked

  • Jan
    JanPrieš 16 dienų

    Thanks ChrisFix! My Mercedes got keyed two days ago and not just one panel but the entire car!

  • joanne lop
    joanne lopPrieš 16 dienų

    Great video. I also watched the clear coat scratch. A giant branch fell on the hood of my car after a storm and I have about 30 clear coat and some deep scratches that I want to tackle.

  • Smyer Properties LLC
    Smyer Properties LLCPrieš 16 dienų

    As always awesome!

  • Audio LIME(オーディオライム)
    Audio LIME(オーディオライム)Prieš 16 dienų


  • Christopher Mendez
    Christopher MendezPrieš 16 dienų

    Where do u get those pens

  • H D J
    H D JPrieš 16 dienų

    Excellent video! Do you have any tips on applying a primer before the base coat paint (For those who don't have a paint/primer mix pen)?

  • A Free Zaphorogian Cossack
    A Free Zaphorogian CossackPrieš 16 dienų

    This is incredibly well done. Your verbal delivery is really good. Lots of useful info, thorough instructions, and nice and quick delivery, this is really good. Thanks!

  • Robert Bryce
    Robert BrycePrieš 16 dienų

    I hate to dispute your video's credibility, but if you pause and review your estimate, it covers a heck of a lot more than just repairing the scratch on the fender. Just repairing the scratch on the fender is a fraction of the $774.74 you are claiming it takes to repair just the scratch.

  • Stefina weasley
    Stefina weasleyPrieš 17 dienų

    Such an amazing video. I love to watch all your video. They are super amazing and informative at the same time. Keep posting more!

  • yourtv
    yourtvPrieš 17 dienų

    Now we have a vocation!

  • Eryk Dybas
    Eryk DybasPrieš 17 dienų

    I started sanding the paint and all of it came off

  • ChrisFix


    Prieš 17 dienų

    Too aggressive or too much pressure, or the touchup paint didn’t adhere because the scratch was dirty or had oils in it.

  • S Almeida
    S AlmeidaPrieš 18 dienų

    I needed this!!

  • ChrisFix


    Prieš 18 dienų

    If it ever happens again, now you know how to fix it!

  • jessica diesel
    jessica dieselPrieš 18 dienų

    Alright calling the Jeep Chrysler dealership for my wrangler

  • Anthony Yap
    Anthony YapPrieš 19 dienų

    What if i only have clearcoat in a can, should i put tape on the surrounding area of the damaged paint? Or is it fine to over spray the good panel? Thanksss

  • Alejandro Villarreal
    Alejandro VillarrealPrieš 19 dienų

    Has anyone tried it on a silver color car yet? If yes, did it work and do you have any tips. 🙂I'm trying to fix a huge scratch I made on my silver Scion xD and I'm hesitant to purchase all the things I need. Please help.

  • Junito Punto Comm
    Junito Punto CommPrieš 19 dienų

    Where do you get all that knowledge?? 🤔 I watched few videos and all of them were a joke !! 🤦🏻‍♂️😂

  • The White Don Cheadle
    The White Don CheadlePrieš 19 dienų

    waffles on for 8 mins ffs. get on with it

  • OZTutoh
    OZTutohPrieš 19 dienų

    This is way harder than it looks. Please be careful and test first. My car had a satin silver finish with 20 years of fade. The exact base coat that I got looked much brighter. Using the touch-up brush gets swirling designs in any spread above 5mm. I probably should use an aerosol. The staff at the automotive paint shop I went to were confused that I'd ever want sandpaper above 600 grit. They never stocked above 2000 grit, let alone 3000 and 5000. I have no idea how that higher grit sandpaper can buff out swirl marks. There seems to be different types of polish out there with vastly different results. Somehow the one I chose ruined the reflectiveness of the clear coat.

  • John
    JohnPrieš 19 dienų

    I genuinely enjoy your vids dude. How about some DIY performance mod videos? Like CAI's, catch cans, etc.

  • Jonothan Reyes
    Jonothan ReyesPrieš 20 dienų

    It’s cost like 1200 to paint the whole car

  • Kelly Warner
    Kelly WarnerPrieš 20 dienų

    Any tips for dents from hail?

  • noy
    noyPrieš 20 dienų

    Chris saying there's always gonna be a VIN on the door jam makes me really sad since Chevy has completely removed it. Makes my job just that little bit harder and more annoying

  • Arthur Barnes, J.r
    Arthur Barnes, J.rPrieš 20 dienų

    I really didn't feel there's a need for me to subscribe to this channel because I don't work on cars a lot. HOWEVER, if all this man wants in return for such an amazing serving of sauce?! Then I'm hitting, Like, Subscribe, Commenting and about to share it to some facebook pages RAT NAO!!

  • Ted Boddy
    Ted BoddyPrieš 21 dieną

    what is amount of soap to water in container yoy use

  • Dope Dragunz
    Dope DragunzPrieš 21 dieną

    Very well explained. Great Tutorial!

  • Bill Donohue
    Bill DonohuePrieš 21 dieną

    Always thought paint pens were junk. You just showed me the proper way to use one. Used it that way, and I’ll be damned, it works. Thanks.

  • jdmxxx38
    jdmxxx38Prieš 22 dienas

    This video was terrific. It will solve a problem in my car's side mirror. Really timely, well done and useful. Thanks

  • Stringer Bell
    Stringer BellPrieš 22 dienas

    I was wondering why people put stickers on their car.😂😂

  • Alveina Amalan
    Alveina AmalanPrieš 22 dienas

    Hi thank you so much for this tutorial. I am going to try this out. You mention you have to wax after 30 days or more. When would be ideal? And what wax would you recommend?

  • Hector Cortez-aponte-cabrera
    Hector Cortez-aponte-cabreraPrieš 23 dienas

    I’ve seen many attempts on LTdron and a lot in person. 99.999% of them look terrible. You did an amazing job and used proper techniques and explained the process well. I’m quite familiar with the automotive refinishing process and I have to say that the work you put in really does look great. Obviously not showroom quality, but damn near close. Oh and that 3k to 5k grit jump was perfect for that hand buffing. Good stuff!

  • Armada Gaming
    Armada GamingPrieš 23 dienas

    Does this work on the hood too?

  • Lucky King
    Lucky KingPrieš 23 dienas

    @2:50 this man got this soapy wooder(water) but he country 😂

  • James Vozar
    James VozarPrieš 24 dienas

    Boss job well done mate, very very impressive.

  • Razorsharp4710
    Razorsharp4710Prieš 24 dienas

    I have a few big scratches on my car. they are pretty noticeable but not to deep. I took it to someone to also get a quote and it cost so much just to fix something so small. Im going to try this once I get all the things I need. I don't want my car to look brand new just good enough.

  • Ton Loois
    Ton LooisPrieš 25 dienų

    ThumBs up for the video. btw ..ChrisFix’s voice reminds me of the bank employee in the South Park episode “ Aand it’s gone “

  • Priyanka Chand
    Priyanka ChandPrieš 26 dienų

    Would this work on a front plastic bumper? Or are the steps different? I have chipped paint :(

  • Nyoka Francis
    Nyoka FrancisPrieš 26 dienų

    they plan on charging me $900+ to fix my scratch

  • Junior Garcia
    Junior GarciaPrieš 26 dienų

    Sand paper?

  • Playsball40
    Playsball40Prieš 26 dienų

    great tips and exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!

  • Chase Cook
    Chase CookPrieš 27 dienų

    I still dont understand how Chris gets ANY dislikes on his videos, let alone 1.2k for one video

  • Kasun Nagasinghe
    Kasun NagasinghePrieš 27 dienų

    Man, your teaching and guidance is interesting and I can feel your passion for the stuff through your voice. Very subjective.

  • Scundoor Sup
    Scundoor SupPrieš 27 dienų

    Go to a pro body shop , trust me

  • zipper396
    zipper396Prieš 27 dienų

    sorry folks ,any color besides solid white dont waste your time.if your car is worth more than a $2000 rat pay a shop to do it right.

  • ck kendrick

    ck kendrick

    Prieš 8 dienų

    How you know, have you tried it on a different color car, like gray ,black, red??

  • kenneth salter
    kenneth salterPrieš 27 dienų

    Nice Nice !!

  • T S
    T SPrieš 28 dienų

    His videos are so good and I've watched so many that I like them before I'm 5 seconds in now

  • Patrick Gabriel
    Patrick GabrielPrieš 28 dienų

    I’ve noticed with a lot of you tubers they always say they’re going to put links down below in the Description. But I can never seem to find these so-called descriptions or any of the links that were said to be posted there. All I ever see is the chat box which I am typing in now. But I never see any descriptions what’s the deal on this anyway.

  • f5rhawk
    f5rhawkPrieš 28 dienų

    Anyone did this on a red car? If so let me know how it went.

  • Hristo Georgiev
    Hristo GeorgievPrieš 28 dienų

    Were you able to sell the car with the desired profit?

  • Jr Ortega
    Jr OrtegaPrieš 29 dienų

    Dammm bro! Excellent job! I have my Lexus CT200h someone just keyed my two right doors. 🚪 haters!!so I’ll be fixing it foo show! Thanks man!!!!

  • Prieš 29 dienų

    Ayo why the front bumper a different color than the fender.

  • moha who
    moha whoPrieš 29 dienų

    im pretty sure that you know by now that you are a king in this shit right?