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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  1. Shakeel Shaft

    Shakeel Shaft8 tuntia sitten

    Thanks ❤️

  2. Corey Smith

    Corey Smith12 tuntia sitten

    You missed the fine tip that’s under the abrasive tip if you pull the clear cap.

  3. AFan Khan

    AFan Khan12 tuntia sitten

    Those people who disliked this video, I really got a problem with them.

  4. P Martinez

    P Martinez16 tuntia sitten

    Where do you live,, lol,, just wanna drop my car to you. :(.

  5. Nolan Lee

    Nolan Lee17 tuntia sitten

    "it's not gonna be perfect" *Litarally makes it perfectly shiny and scratch free*

  6. mahmud ali

    mahmud ali23 tuntia sitten

    I have not painted car before, after watching so many videos I didn't learn much, but after watching ur video I have learn how to paint. Your details instructions are so helpful and amazing, thank you

  7. K

    KPäivä sitten

    Hey Chris, thanks for the video. I'm trying to fix a similar scratch on my car and am trying to buy these items in Canada (Toronto). Advanceautoparts don't ship to Canada, so any leads on where to get good deals?

  8. AyyPolar

    AyyPolarPäivä sitten

    thanks Chris you make me feel confident to do these type of things been watching since 2017

  9. Omar Flores

    Omar FloresPäivä sitten

    Will that panel fade differently compared to the rest of the car in the next few months or so?

  10. Velvet776

    Velvet776Päivä sitten

    Hey Chris long time subscriber! I did everything step by step, but on mine you can see clear lines/sections that have been worked on even after buffing. Any idea why this would be? My car is silver

  11. David Lackey

    David LackeyPäivä sitten

    thanks...tree limb from ice storm scratched my truck pretty bad was bummed about it but i see it's fixable now, thanks again!!!

  12. Trevor Young

    Trevor YoungPäivä sitten

    Honestly it wouldnt surprise me if you know a way to repair peeling clear coat

  13. Paul Mcgee

    Paul Mcgee2 päivää sitten

    I just want to comment on the dupli-color touch-up pens used in the video. While they feature a very clever design, you probably can’t find one in your exact color. The company website does not sell directly, and the pens appear to be available in only a half-dozen colors, at least that is the case at my local auto parts store. That said, the color used in this video was close enough to do a good repair. Maybe you’ll get lucky. Not criticizing Chris, I’m a subscriber and a big fan.

  14. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix2 päivää sitten

    Definitely a good idea to shop around and make sure you get the right color! Thanks a lot!

  15. Hooded Gaming

    Hooded Gaming2 päivää sitten

    Who watches these videos but never do the things Chris does

  16. Spencer Lorrigan

    Spencer Lorrigan2 päivää sitten

    How do I get my own patented ChrisFix bionic reciprocating power arm featured at 20:16? I don't see a link for it in the description.

  17. R U

    R U2 päivää sitten

    Hey Chris, what is the panel is made of plastic such as a plastic roker panel or dog leg. Will this process work?

  18. Vijay Karajgikar

    Vijay Karajgikar2 päivää sitten

    Every time you say/write "wooder" I will assume you are saying "water", just saying!

  19. Ty Tr

    Ty Tr2 päivää sitten

    im sad I finally have to watch these videos but im happy they are available how bitter sweet

  20. Longline

    Longline3 päivää sitten

    What about metallic paint?

  21. Paul Skuod

    Paul Skuod3 päivää sitten

    I don’t even need this, I just watch this because it is entertaining 😂

  22. Nuve

    Nuve3 päivää sitten

    Recently someone keyed my car, I used your method. My car is a dark blue color (Audi Scuba blue) when I started so sand down the applied paint, it faded and the scratch came out as faded blue. I'm not sure if I did something wrong? anyone have any idea why? Is it the paint that I purchased or is it because of a dark color ?

  23. oather riley

    oather riley3 päivää sitten

    I have a few questions about finding an oil leak I have tried everything I feel like and it’s driving me insane

  24. 9ballprodigy

    9ballprodigy3 päivää sitten

    "Now what we have here is a minivan that has been hit by a tomahawk missile in Kandahar... First, were gonna need some soapy wooder"

  25. Delmar829

    Delmar8293 päivää sitten

    Nicely done thank you

  26. Logic_003

    Logic_0033 päivää sitten

    I cant find my paint pen color☹️ not even on google to order it online. I have an 08 kia sorento and my paint code is AY

  27. Adam Jacob Adamson

    Adam Jacob Adamson3 päivää sitten

    Hey, guys, ChrisFix here! And today, I'm going to show you how to repair a deep scratch in your car's paintwork. You can see right here, we have a really deep scratch that goes across the entire fender which was from somebody who keyed the car, they vandalized it. Now, if you have a deep scratch cause somebody keyed the car because a shopping cart hit it because you scraped up against something or somebody scraped up against you, whatever the deep scratch was caused by, I'm gonna show you how to repair it inexpensively using one of these automotive paint pens. Now, a paint pen like this is around $15 to $20 and I want you to keep that in mind because this isn't gonna get you 100% perfect results. It's not going to be like if they re-sprayed the panel. The best way to repair this would be to sand the entire panel down to remove the scratch and then respray and feather and blend your paintwork into the adjacent panels.

  28. Yukine Hiruko

    Yukine Hiruko3 päivää sitten

    Can you also do this to interior pieces? My girlfriend has a VW beetle 2008, and some of her interior is plastic, that is the same color as the paint on the body of the car. Am I able to do the same procedure, on plastic? It's less of scratches, and more like a chip.

  29. Anton affensaurier

    Anton affensaurier4 päivää sitten

    Gud diese

  30. Ara Nadira

    Ara Nadira4 päivää sitten

    is the method works to repair scuffs on bumper?

  31. Zippygames 3

    Zippygames 34 päivää sitten

    This car has come so far

  32. T S

    T S4 päivää sitten

    If it’s on black plastic and the color of your car is a bright color, I’d recommend putting a grey or light primer in it before paint.

  33. Mario Millan

    Mario Millan4 päivää sitten

    Thank you Chris for showing how to fix scratches on a white paint car

  34. Radu Rosoga

    Radu Rosoga4 päivää sitten

    Has anybody tryed this on a black car? How does is look? I want to do do it but I am not convinced that it blends as well as it does on a white car

  35. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix4 päivää sitten

    It blends just the same on any color. Mistakes at the clear coat step will be more noticeable on a black car,

  36. Dzung Luong

    Dzung Luong5 päivää sitten

    Ok got it now , please do not mind my previous question

  37. Dzung Luong

    Dzung Luong5 päivää sitten

    Eh Chris what's that bottle you are holding called? Thanks

  38. Saint Kenny

    Saint Kenny5 päivää sitten

    Wish I seen this 2 weeks ago before I did my touch paint. I had no idea you could make it look this good! I will totally redo my spots later on when the temps warm up a bit. Thanks Chris!

  39. OSM Does

    OSM Does5 päivää sitten

    person who key'd this car has got to be raging now. not only did the damage they caused thinking will be an expensive cost end up costing very little but its also making Chrisfix some Money and showing over 1 Million people how to do it themselves too!. Thank you person who key'd the car!

  40. STRIKE

    STRIKE5 päivää sitten

    can you spray clearcoat on it?? instead of using this small brush??? and maybe entire panel ??? after wetsand entire panel ???

  41. NothingPersonal

    NothingPersonal5 päivää sitten

    best videos for cars in youtube

  42. ivan 11:11

    ivan 11:115 päivää sitten

    Dope thanks im a go get those little scratches off my car

  43. Stompely_GAT

    Stompely_GAT5 päivää sitten

    Im 14 and watch these for content

  44. Chris Le Mans

    Chris Le Mans6 päivää sitten

    I love your videos, Chris: you're a model to me. I was also curious about haters who watch your videos and let comments. They're many (like I have many haters too on my videos!), but let them in theire poor mind... V

  45. Junk'd & Disgustipated

    Junk'd & Disgustipated6 päivää sitten

    Chrisfix, making the world a better place.

  46. WonderWhatHappened

    WonderWhatHappened6 päivää sitten

    All the dislikes are from exes who keyed their significant others car.

  47. That_one_kid

    That_one_kidPäivä sitten

    thats funny

  48. Dave from State Farm

    Dave from State Farm6 päivää sitten

    I have a gouge where it looks like somebody scraped the end of a shovel on it and there's some surface rust is it the same steps for the most part?

  49. Sadisfys -0

    Sadisfys -06 päivää sitten

    Does it work on a bumper ?

  50. Hannah Camp

    Hannah Camp7 päivää sitten

    Need help!! Today I bought this pen from an auto shop. Proceeded to follow the directions on the pen and now I have a couple of lumpy dots on my car. Then I found your video. I also already added the clear coat. They all have rust. What do I do? I ordered the polish and the sandpaper. The sandpaper comes in a multipack goes from 1000-7000.

  51. Tracy A

    Tracy A7 päivää sitten

    Oh having a purple car

  52. kostas papadopoylos

    kostas papadopoylos7 päivää sitten

    Can i use ethilic alcohol instead isopropyl alcohol ? Or i damage my paint ?

  53. Nss 14

    Nss 147 päivää sitten

    I literally fell asleep watching this, his voice is so soothing😭

  54. Eric Gomez

    Eric Gomez7 päivää sitten

    Is it normal for the touch up paint to initially appear darker than the original paint?

  55. Rishu Mahaseth

    Rishu Mahaseth7 päivää sitten

    No noodle needed?

  56. Connecticut C

    Connecticut C8 päivää sitten

    Someone help... will this work on chipping paint??


    REBUILD IT8 päivää sitten

    Nice job Chris. I appreciate the hard work on the animations you did also.

  58. sptrader

    sptrader8 päivää sitten

    I wrap a paint stirring stick with sandpaper. Cheap and great results.

  59. Tactical Bacon Patches

    Tactical Bacon Patches8 päivää sitten

    How about some "soapy wooder" t-shirts?

  60. 7n1 Sun

    7n1 Sun8 päivää sitten

    Sand Papper!

  61. kaaarcha jdm

    kaaarcha jdm8 päivää sitten

    Can u use break cleaner instead of alcochol?

  62. MrSlade

    MrSlade8 päivää sitten

    I’m curious, could this paint application be done with a modelling spray gun if the paint is thin enough? Might save a bunch of time if there are a lot of scratches.

  63. Satyam Tah

    Satyam Tah9 päivää sitten

    You estimated 775 $ for that paint repair but in India it would cost you around 70 $ (5500₹) only .

  64. Natalia Biszczak

    Natalia Biszczak9 päivää sitten

    when will the drift stang video come back

  65. Ryan Olson

    Ryan Olson9 päivää sitten

    I did it. I sanded too hard and too wide and went through the Ford JS silver paint. Now what video do I watch? I feel the need to spray paint. Help?

  66. Rick J

    Rick J9 päivää sitten

    This video covered everything one should encounter while doing this job and saving hundreds of dollars. As for the 754 thumbs down, sorry if this isn't good enough for your Rolls or Bentley.

  67. TomatoIsNotAFruit

    TomatoIsNotAFruit9 päivää sitten

    My deep scratch is circular 1-2 mm wide, but I have a couple of them. Do I follow the same procedure or are there slight changes ?

  68. zeimeris

    zeimeris9 päivää sitten

    personally i would like to know roughly how much time did it take to fix a scratch like this using your methods. so maybe you could mention it in your videos or at least in description if there are more people interested in knowing:)

  69. lollywoodproduction1

    lollywoodproduction110 päivää sitten

    does this method also work on metallic paint?

  70. Artur G

    Artur G10 päivää sitten

    That's a white car. Try it on a red or black car.

  71. Artur G

    Artur G10 päivää sitten

    @ChrisFix Thanks ☺️ I'm eager to see

  72. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix10 päivää sitten

    If I get a scratch on a different color I can definitely do it again!

  73. Mohammad Umar

    Mohammad Umar10 päivää sitten

    Very nice video I dont have car but I love ur videos!

  74. Mohammad Umar

    Mohammad Umar9 päivää sitten


  75. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix10 päivää sitten

    I'm glad you like the videos!

  76. Nastasia Harris

    Nastasia Harris10 päivää sitten

    Is it okay to use wet sandpaper???

  77. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix10 päivää sitten


  78. Jay M

    Jay M10 päivää sitten

    Chris: 1 squirt of dish soap Me: proceeds to use 2 squirts of dish soap forgets to buy clay bar remembers playdough works but not as good uses wrong grit sandpaper

  79. Don Johnson

    Don Johnson7 päivää sitten

    What a waist of words.

  80. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix9 päivää sitten


  81. Jay M

    Jay M10 päivää sitten

    Holy sh!t $700 what con artist quoted you that I don't even charge half that to repaint a car

  82. Jay M

    Jay M5 päivää sitten

    @ChrisFix it definitely does keep the helpful videos coming I recommend your channel to everyone

  83. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix9 päivää sitten

    No clue why it was quoted that high, that's where this method starts to shine!

  84. Nick Bornstein

    Nick Bornstein10 päivää sitten

    Hey Chris I accidentally used the wrong color (I know I know REALLY a rookie mistake but I got the last VW white at autozone but it’s a slight shade different). Is there a way to remove and reapply with correct paint fix color?

  85. Trent Sewell

    Trent Sewell10 päivää sitten

    @ChrisFix Will this method work with rock chips as well? I have a deep one on the hood of my new car. Thanks!

  86. Amado Alcantara Castillo Alcantara Caststillo

    Amado Alcantara Castillo Alcantara Caststillo10 päivää sitten

    Buena idea

  87. Morning Napalm

    Morning Napalm10 päivää sitten

    This is that OG content we love. These videos are therapeutic.

  88. MrJobcon

    MrJobcon10 päivää sitten

    Professional video and results. Extremely informative.

  89. Silver bearded Irish

    Silver bearded Irish10 päivää sitten

    Amazing work Chris. Your the best. 🤘🏻☘️

  90. Silver bearded Irish

    Silver bearded Irish10 päivää sitten

    7.5 million subs.! Damn Bro that’s amazing. I’ve been watching you for a few years and can’t believe the growth you’ve had. Congrats 🍾🎉☘️

  91. Angry Pants

    Angry Pants11 päivää sitten

    The average person will not do this, materials would cost more than a paint shop, pointless repair

  92. HORROrSHOW channel

    HORROrSHOW channel11 päivää sitten

    Great tutorial! thank You, Chris All the Best

  93. Jonathan Wuyts

    Jonathan Wuyts11 päivää sitten

    Chris, you literally rock like a mountain! 😁

  94. Mo Ramen

    Mo Ramen11 päivää sitten

    Hi Chris, I noticed entire car has these faint circular scratches. How do i fix it? I think it was from "free" car wash at dealership that they do after service. Thx

  95. Shelby Brown

    Shelby Brown11 päivää sitten

    mans really is from jersey 🥳

  96. NYC KING

    NYC KING11 päivää sitten

    Curious how long do you have to wait before you start going into the polish...I was going to use the mt300 and the 3in1 wax polish kit

  97. Wolfe OffRoad

    Wolfe OffRoad11 päivää sitten

    Should have used a Black car. White hides scatches

  98. Jijo Jose

    Jijo Jose11 päivää sitten

    Does it work on a bumper?

  99. Suryakanta Pattanaik

    Suryakanta Pattanaik11 päivää sitten

    Also send the video of auctioning the car...with the new your another new vlog channel.

  100. Christopher Conkright

    Christopher Conkright11 päivää sitten

    Do you not need to prime the scratch?

  101. marc dubois

    marc dubois11 päivää sitten

    You wanna try this. Do yourself a favor, go to a scrap yard and get an old part to work your skills first. Keep in mind that with a base coat with little shiny things, you gonna mess up.

  102. Cody emmons

    Cody emmons12 päivää sitten

    You do really good work bro. Very helpful vid But I was curious you should do a video on driving a manuel or standard transmision car

  103. Jenny Davies

    Jenny Davies12 päivää sitten

    Hey Chris, I love your videos but have you changed your advertisement settings? So many ads now! It’s honestly a bit much

  104. Darren Susanto 1319004

    Darren Susanto 131900412 päivää sitten

    What is your svt mustang engine is, is it a v6 or v8

  105. Ed P

    Ed P12 päivää sitten

    Nice I’m going to use this on my chip truck


    DOGS AND CARS12 päivää sitten

    the question is, did he vandalize his own car to make this video?????

  107. Sandra Arrieta

    Sandra Arrieta12 päivää sitten

    Any tips for repairing spots where ash from local fires damaged car paint?

  108. Archiemosses

    Archiemosses12 päivää sitten

    That's impressive. It is white tho.

  109. Eckso

    Eckso12 päivää sitten

    Let's appreciate that he is doing this for us just for fun so we can fix our car/s

  110. Whoops E Daise

    Whoops E Daise12 päivää sitten

    Can we get a video on wrapping and spray wrapping to avoid things like this?

  111. Krystal McIntyre

    Krystal McIntyre12 päivää sitten


  112. Eldon Marashi

    Eldon Marashi12 päivää sitten

    Wtf 750$ , in albania you would paint it for 50$ .