Often light scratching can be totally removed by our experienced technicians by a number of specialist methods, without resorting to repainting. As a guideline if you gently drag a fingernail across a scratch and your nail ‘catches’ in the scratch, chances are it will need repairing and repainting. There are a few areas on a car, such as bumpers, where we can carry out ‘local’ repairs ie. repairs that don’t involved preparing and refinishing the whole panel. In other areas whilst we won’t need to put new paint across the whole panel, it will be prepared and receive a total covering of clear lacquer. If a scratch is near an adjacent panel we may even need to blend the new paintwork across those panels and lacquer those as well. Sometimes removing what may appear fairly minor scratches can really add up in terms of cost and if we can remove the majority by other methods you may choose to live with them. It’s of course totally your choice but rest assured, we will never quote you for unnecessary extra work, we will always look to provide you with the most cost-effective solution.