Scratches in the paint can be repaired if the following
condition are respected:
1. When running your fingernail over the scratch, if you
cannot catch an edge of the scratch, it can usually be
2. The paint must be thick enough to repair the scratch
without compromising the safety of the clear coat.
A test is done with a paint gauge before starting the
repair. In some cases, the paint could be too thin
to repair safely. You then have the option to have
a partial repair that will reduce the scratch's
visibility, or you can apply touch up paint on the
scratch to protect the panel from rust.
Scratches that are too deep cannot be repaired.
You can either have the panel repainted at a bodyshop or
apply touch up paint from the dealership. Please
note that touch up paint will be visible and is meant to
protect the panel, not to make the repair invisible.